Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
2 days ago

Skaggs tossed four innings of one-run ball Saturday, surrendering four hits while striking out three in a win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old has looked sharp in three outings since being sidelined with shoulder soreness. While any type of injury should strike fear in the hearts of his owners, it appears that the talented lefty has sidestepped any serious damage. The Angels have yet to announce Skaggs as a part of their rotation, but the pitcher said that he feels ready to go, stating that he should get to 85-90 pitches in his next spring outing. Skaggs remains a high-upside, late-round pitcher, who could outperform his price if his health and production trend in the right direction.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
1 week ago

Skaggs struck out five and walked one while tossing four shutout innings against the Brewers in a minor league game Monday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's on track to open the season in the rotation, which is a very encouraging position after he was slowed by weakness in his left shoulder in early March. According to Moura, Skaggs' fastball topped out at 94 mph, and sat at 91-92. His next start will come Saturday, and he's expected to go five innings in that outing in his second-to-last appearance of the spring.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
2 weeks ago

Skaggs said he passed the team's strength test given the day after his Wednesday return to action, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The exam was given by someone on staff instead of a machine, though the left-hander fared well, either way. Skaggs had suffered from shoulder weakness recently, but his two scoreless innings Wednesday put him back on track to break camp on time as a backend starter. The left-hander, who had spurts of brilliance in 2016 after returning from Tommy John surgery, could break out, or at least provide serviceable starts, for mixed league fantasy players in 2017. The biggest test will come in his walk rate, which proved a tad high at 4.17 in 49.2 innings for the Halos last year.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
2 weeks ago

Skaggs (shoulder) pitched two scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing no hits while striking out two and walking two.

EDGE Analysis

Skaggs was scratched from his last start due to shoulder weakness, but the 25-year-old looked good in his first appearance in 11 days. "Everything feels good. Everything feels strong," he noted afterwards. The Angels will likely ease him back into things, as he has a history of shoulder and elbow problems, but he seems to be past the shoulder weakness that was holding him back this spring.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
2 weeks ago

Skaggs (shoulder) will start and throw two innings in Wednesday's game, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

EDGE Analysis

His last scheduled start was scratched due to shoulder weakness, which is obviously pretty concerning, given his history of elbow and shoulder issues. However, the fact that he won't need to rehab the shoulder and will be able to slot back in as a starter is encouraging.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Skaggs isn't concerned about his recent shoulder troubles, as he hasn't stopped throwing and is slated for a bullpen session Friday or Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Testing had reported weakness in Skaggs' shoulder, though he recently said he felt fine. The left-hander made a comeback last season after delays following Tommy John surgery, and he was serviceable in 2016, despite late-season woes. The potential breakout candidate hasn't shown blazing velocity this spring but still has time to build that up. That timetable may run closer to Opening Day than most fantasy players would like, however, and the 25-year-old should remain a mere stash candidate in mixed leagues.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Skaggs (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday and if all goes well he will rejoin the spring rotation next week, the Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna reports.

EDGE Analysis

His fastball fell from 89-92 mph at the start of his first spring start Saturday to 86-88 mph by the end of it, and his next start was skipped due to "a little bit of a deficit" in his previously injured left shoulder, according to manager Mike Scioscia. The Angels insist Skaggs will be fine, but it's hard not to discount him in drafts due to his track record of Tommy John surgery, which cost him all of 2015, and persistent shoulder problems last season that limited him to 10 starts.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Skaggs will have his next start pushed back after a strength test revealed some weakness in his shoulder, Mike DiGovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Skaggs says he feels perfectly fine, so this is likely a precautionary measure by the organization. The left-hander endured a rough spring debut Saturday, walking four of the six hitters he faced. Skaggs is expected to be a central part of the Angels' rotation this season, so the situation is worth monitoring as more information becomes available.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Skaggs couldn't escape the first inning of his Cactus League debut against the White Sox on Saturday. He walked four and allowed three runs (none earned) while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

Skaggs looked a little rusty in his first game action of the spring, but we shouldn't jump to conclusions after one poor start. The young southpaw did pick a runner off of first, something he said he has been working on after allowing 100 percent of baserunners to steal successfully off of him last season. While he lowered his ERA to a career-low 4.17 in 2016, his walks jumped from 2.4 BB/9 in 2015 to 4.2 BB/9 last year. If he can stay healthy for a whole season, there is definitely upside in that arm, but he is too risky to rely on in most formats right out of the gates.

Tyler Skaggs
SP LAA
1 month ago

Skaggs will be one of the Angels' top four starter pitchers this season, MLB Network's Jose Mota reports.

EDGE Analysis

No surprises here as Skaggs is one of the few Angels' pitchers with high upside. The results haven't been there for the young lefty, but he has lowered his ERA slightly each year with the big club, getting it down to 4.17 last season after returning from Tommy John. Health will be the main concern for Skaggs in 2017 after failing to throw more than 50 innings in all but one of his four major league seasons.