Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Pennington started at short and went 2-for-4 with his first career grand slam in Wednesday's 10-8 win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington's heroic blast capped off a five-run comeback in the seventh inning over the Angels' division foe. It was just the 33-year-old's third homer of the season, so fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to his big night at the plate. Pennington was relieving Andrelton Simmons at short, but the majority of his playing time comes at the keystone against left-handed starters.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Pennington got the nod at the keystone against a southpaw Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder has started six of the Angels' last 12 contests, but all six have come against left-handed starters. A strict platoon has developed at second base between Pennington and Kaleb Cowart, but the latter is the player to own in fantasy as he resides on the strong side of the platoon.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Pennington started at the keystone and went 2-for-4 in Sunday's victory over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Kaleb Cowart has emerged as the Angels' primary option at second base, but Pennington has picked up starts in two of the club's last three games which have both come against southpaws. While both players are switch hitters, the former has struggled against southpaws since being called up (4-for-20) while the latter has experiences success against lefties this season (10-for-34), so a platoon situation at the keystone appears to be developing in Los Angeles.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
6 months ago

Pennington is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Pennington had logged the previous three starts at second base, but that was only because the opposition rolled out left-handed starters in each of those contests. With righty Rick Porcello on the mound for Boston in the series finale, Pennington will give way to Nick Franklin, who is expected to see the bulk of the starts at the keystone on the strong side of a platoon.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
6 months ago

Pennington started at second and went 2-for-3 with a double in Friday's loss to Boston.

EDGE Analysis

With back-to-back southpaws on the mound, Pennington has seen two consecutive starts and produced two separate two-hit performances. The Angels are facing another lefty on Saturday (David Price), which places the 33-year-old into the lineup for a third consecutive game. While he is on the short side of a platoon at second base with Nick Franklin, Pennington could force himself into a larger role if he can outplay his competition at second base.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
6 months ago

Pennington is expected to enter a platoon at second base with Nick Franklin following Danny Espinosa's designation for assignment Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels have received limited production from the keystone this season, so they were forced to cut ties with one of the three options they had been deploying there. Pennington was already seeing a couple starts per week in manager Mike Scioscia's previous playing time distribution, so being on the short side of a platoon doesn't move his fantasy value much. That said, with one less dog in the race, the veteran infielder could carve out a bigger role if he can outproduce Franklin, who is experiencing struggles of his own at the dish.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
7 months ago

Pennington drew his second consecutive start at second base Friday, going 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder got another start at the keystone after his three-hit game Thursday. Despite contributing to the box score, Pennington will move back to the bench Saturday in order to get Danny Espinosa back into the lineup. Both players have struggled mightily at the plate this season, so manager Mike Scioscia may choose to play matchups going forward.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
8 months ago

Pennington went 2-for-4 in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran utility man notched his first multi-hit effort since May 12 in Monday's loss, snapping an 0-for-8 stretch that had encompassed the last four games in which he'd notched at least one at-bat. Pennington has bounced back after a difficult April in which he hit just .179, as he's now slashing .279/.354/.279 over 48 plate appearances in May.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
8 months ago

Pennington started at third and batted ninth against the Rays on Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a walk in a 4-0 victory.

EDGE Analysis

With the surprising news of C.J. Cron's demotion to the minors Monday, playing time opened up on the infield for Pennington. The veteran could earn a few extra starts at the hot corner until Yunel Escobar (hamstring) returns from the disabled list. The 32-year-old currently owns a slugging percentage that is equal to his batting average (.271), so a temporary boost in playing time is unlikely to make waves in fantasy circles.

Cliff Pennington
2B/SS/3B FA
8 months ago

Pennington is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Danny Espinosa will take over at second base against lefty Daniel Norris for the third game of the Angels' series against Detroit. Pennington collected three hits in Friday's contest and has had strong success against right-handed pitching all season, batting .306 with a .701 OPS.