Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
1 week ago

Maybin (personal) returned to the lineup Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in a spring win over Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday's hits snapped an ugly 0-for-20 slump Maybin was experiencing with his new club. Despite the struggles, manager Mike Scioscia has stood by his new asset, asserting that he will be his starting left fielder come Opening Day. While his job appears to be safe, Maybin's fantasy owners would feel more comfortable about their asset if he were to string a few more performances like Saturday's before the regular season kicks off.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
2 weeks ago

Maybin (personal) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

After stepping away from the team earlier in the week to attend to a family matter, Maybin is set to make his return to the lineup Saturday. The newly acquired Maybin has struggled mightily at the dish this spring, going 0-for-19 with seven strikeouts in his first 27 plate appearances.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
2 weeks ago

Maybin stepped away from Angels camp Wednesday to attend to a family issue but is expected to return by Friday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels' projected left fielder has been cold at the plate so far this spring, going 0-for-19 in 27 plate appearances. Maybin will look to bounce back from this dreadful start once he returns to Arizona later this week.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
2 weeks ago

Maybin went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks and his second stolen base of the spring in a 3-1 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Maybin remains mired in a 0-for-19 slump at the plate, but he has been able to get on base via the walk (six walks in 25 plate appearances). Manager Mike Scioscia has emphasized that his new weapon will be the team's starter in left field come Opening Day. The positives to take away from this game were Maybin's activity on the basepaths and a strong outfield assist he made on a throw to home, indicating that the minor shoulder issues he was dealing with last week are in the rear-view mirror.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
3 weeks ago

Maybin (shoulder) is starting in left field for Friday's Cactus League game against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Maybin was held out of the field the past few games with a shoulder injury, although it seems like he's back to 100 percent in that respect. However, his bat seems to be less than 100 percent at the moment, as he's hitless in 15 at-bats this spring. That being said, manager Mike Scioscia is insistent on keeping Maybin as the starter in left field, so the 29-year-old will continue to get opportunities to break out of his slump throughout the course of spring training.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
3 weeks ago

Manager Mike Scioscia confirmed that Maybin, despite his 0-for-15 slump to start spring training, remains the starting left fielder over Ben Revere, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Revere is red-hot at the dish with a 10-for-19 performance so far, but Scioscia said Maybin's struggles are merely trying to get his timing back before the season. The small sample size does remind fantasy players that Revere could be useful for stolen bases and perhaps batting average if he subs as a starter twice per week. Maybin, meanwhile, remains the better pick of the two because of the club's preference for him to play about five times per week, and his potential power-speed mix. However, Maybin's erratic health should keep his price low in mixed leagues, especially if his current shoulder injury lingers.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
3 weeks ago

Maybin was scratched from Monday's lineup with "minor right shoulder fatigue," Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has been serving as the DH recently due to the same right shoulder fatigue, and apparently the Angels thought it would be better to rest the 29-year-old. Nothing seems serious, and he should be back in action shortly, where he'll hopefully break his hitless streak to start spring.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
3 weeks ago

Maybin has gone 0-for-6 with an RBI in his first three spring training appearances.

EDGE Analysis

While the Angels would have liked to see their new outfielder get off to a hotter start, there is no concern regarding his Cactus League performance. Maybin has already locked in an outfield job and should only be concerned with staying healthy, something that has put a damper on his career in the past. Despite only playing in 91 games, Maybin put up a career-best .315/.383/.418 slash line with the Tigers last season, so there is mixed league value here, especially if he is named the Angels' leadoff hitter.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
4 months ago

The Angels are unsure of where they will place Maybin in the lineup, but he is under consideration to serve as the team's leadoff hitter, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

In 2016, the Angels used a combination of Yunel Escobar (130 games), Kole Calhoun (26), Johnny Giavotella (4) and Andrelton Simmons (2) atop the order to generate a .293/.345/.391 line with 91 runs scored. Maybin had a career-high 9.2 percent walk rate in 2016 and finished with a .383 OBP, which would make him an upgrade to a relative strength, and give him an opportunity to be a significant contributor in runs scored, in addition to his potential for double-digit homers and 20-plus steals. Health continues to be the biggest hurdle for Maybin, however, as he's eclipsed 100 games just once in the last four seasons (2015). The final decision on Maybin's lineup placement may hinge on the Angels' ability to find an upgrade at second base this winter.

Cameron Maybin
CF LAA
5 months ago

Maybin was traded from the Tigers to the Angels on Wednesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels agreed to pick up Maybin's $9 million option, likely a move the Tigers weren't willing to make. He's expected to start in left field for Los Angeles next season, a weak spot filled by Rafael Ortega and Jefry Marte (among others) in 2016. The Tigers will receive right-handed pitcher Victor Alcantara as part of the deal.