Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
2 months ago

Skaggs (forearm) will indeed take the ball for the Angels on Saturday against the Astros, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had been on track to start the penultimate game of the season, and that has now been confirmed. Skaggs is a talented southpaw that the Angels are counting on to be a key part of their long-term rotation, but arm injuries have stalled his development. At his best he boasts a 93-95 mph fastball, a plus curveball and a solid changeup, suggesting he could serve as a No. 3 starter if he can ever stay healthy over a full season. He has a 4.13 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 50:21 K:BB in 48 big league innings this year.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
2 months ago

Skaggs (forearm) is listed as the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was unclear whether Skaggs would return this season after being diagnosed with a mild pronator strain, but he appears ready to take the mound after throwing a successful bullpen session Tuesday. Skaggs will bring a 24 percent strikeout rate and a respectable 4.13 ERA into the matchup, but has not thrown an inning since Sept. 9, making him a risky stream option in the final days of yearly fantasy leagues.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
2 months ago

Skaggs (forearm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

There had been doubt that Skaggs would return during the 2016 campaign. However, he's aiming to take the mound this weekend and pitch about five innings during the Angels' series against the Astros. Skaggs has pitched just nine games for Los Angeles this season, over which he's built a subpar 4.13 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 months ago

Skaggs saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Thursday and got confirmation that his ulnar collateral ligament is OK, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With that, Skaggs is pushing to pitch again this season, but of course the team will have the final say. Fletcher said it's his guess that the last-place Angels will not allow him to pitch in the majors, but will perhaps have Skaggs pitch in the instructional league instead before shutting him down with an eye toward 2017.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 months ago

Skaggs has been diagnosed with a mild pronator strain, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news on Skaggs is about as good as anyone could have hoped for, as he's been cleared of any damage to his ulnar collateral ligament and it sounds like he still has a chance to pitch again this season. He will sit out for about a week before attempting to ramp things back up.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 months ago

Skaggs (forearm) has been cleared of any damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels are expected to provide an official diagnosis in short order, but Skaggs (who already had Tommy John surgery once) can breathe a sigh of relief as his elbow ligaments were found to be intact. That said, it remains uncertain if he will be able to pitch again this season.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 months ago

Skaggs has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday due to forearm tightness, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He threw six scoreless innings while allowing just two hits, walking four and striking out eight in his last start, so this was quite unexpected. Jhoulys Chacin will get the start in his stead. Skaggs will undergo an MRI Wednesday, and considering he had Tommy John surgery in August of 2014, this is awfully concerning. The Angels are out of contention and Skaggs is one of the organization's few prized assets, so even though they are really hurting for rotation depth, it would not be surprising if they shut Skaggs down, regardless of the results of the MRI.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 months ago

Skaggs threw six shutout innings but took a no-decision in a loss against the Rangers on Friday. He allowed two hits, struck out eight and walked four.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old likes to live dangerously. He has walked at least four batters in two of his last four starts, but during that stretch, he has thrown six shutout frames in two different outings. Overall, he is 3-3 with a 4.13 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 48 innings this season.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 months ago

Skaggs (3-3) struck out seven and allowed eight hits along with a walk over six innings in a victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He did allow two homers, but that didn't prevent him from improving to .500. The 25-year-old struck out seven for the second time this season. He is now 3-3 with a 4.71 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 42 frames.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 months ago

Skaggs (2-3) allowed just two hits and two walks over six scoreless innings Sunday, striking out six, in a 5-0 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

If it weren't for Miguel Cabrera, who collected a single and a double off him, Skaggs would have had a no-hitter going. There's been no middle ground for the left-hander since he joined the Angels' rotation -- he's got a 0.00 ERA and 19:5 K:BB in 18.1 innings over three of his starts, but a 9.68 ERA and 16:11 K:BB in 17.2 innings in his other four outings. If you can stomach the volatility, Skaggs does have a favorable matchup in his next start Saturday in Seattle against a Mariners squad that ranks 22nd in the majors with a wOBA (.314) against lefties.