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2 Erick Aybar SS
Height/Weight: 5-10/180 | Birthdate: 1/14/1984 | Birthplace: Bani, DR | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $8,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 91/78 | Average Draft Position: 243.82
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Hitters to start in Week 23


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/31/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 23 (Sept. 1-7)? Yan Gomes, Kennys Vargas, Dustin Ackley, Trevor Plouffe, Erick Aybar and Jorge Soler are all considered "starts" for the upcoming scoring period.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Hitters to sit in Week 20


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/10/2014) Thinking about starting Dioner Navarro, Michael Morse, Dustin Ackley, Pedro Alvarez, Erick Aybar or Curtis Granderson in Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 11-17)? You might want to look into other options.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Erick Aybar nothing but a singles hitter in July


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) An inability to hit anything but singles has limited the production of Angels second baseman Erick Aybar recently.

Aybar has hit safely in 17 of his last 21 games, but 19 of his 22 hits during that stretch have been singles. He has no triples or home runs in that period. He has just five runs scored and six RBI since July 6. Aybar owns a decent .281/.317/.403 stat line on the season. His slugging percentage has fallen 30 points in July, but he has been productive overall in 2014 with 50 runs scored and 51 RBI.


Erick Aybar returns as expected Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) As expected, Erick Aybar is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, after recovering from a groin strain.

Aybar missed three games in a row as a result of the injury, but was available off the bench Monday and was expected to return Tuesday. He has a 10-game hitting streak active heading into Thursday's action. 


Erick Aybar expects to return to lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was out of the starting lineup for the third straight day Monday, but he feels good and is available to play in Monday's game if needed, MLB.com reports.

Aybar is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday after dealing with a sore right groin over the past few days. He owns a 10-game hitting streak that has boosted his line to .283/.320/.409 in 364 at-bats.


Erick Aybar remains out of lineup with strained groin


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is not in the lineup for the third straight game Monday while dealing with a strained groin.

Aybar extended his hitting streak to 10 games Friday but had to exit the game late with the groin injury, which kept him sidelined over the weekend. He has hit .283/.320/.409 with six home runs, 50 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 364 at-bats.


Erick Aybar still out for Angels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar remains out Sunday against Seattle with a groin issue.

Aybar will be on a 10-game hitting streak upon his return. He is considered day-to-day.


Erick Aybar out with groin injury Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Angels infielder Erick Aybar was unable to return to action Saturday against the Mariners, one day after he was forced out with a groin injury. He remains day to day moving forward, as a result of this injury.  

Erick Aybar exits game with sore right groin


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was forced out of Friday's game against the Mariners because of a sore right groin.

Aybar left the game in the ninth and was replaced by John McDonald in extras. Aybar is hitting .283/.320/.409 with six homers and 50 RBI in 364 at-bats. His status is now up in the air for the second game of a three-game set against Seattle on Saturday.


Erick Aybar will start second half looking to extend hit streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Angels All-Star shortstop Erick Aybar went into the break riding a nine-game hitting streak. He is batting .342 (13 for 38) with two doubles, five runs, seven RBI and three stolen bases over his last nine games.

The first-time All-Star will look to keep the momentum going in the second half. In his career, Aybar has a .276 average, .320 on-base percentage, .394 slugging percentage and .714 OPS after the All-Star break. 

In 2012, Aybar had a .326/.361/.484/.845 slash line in 59 second-half games, but last season he had just a .251/.295/.382/.677 line in 67 games after the All-Star break.


Hitters to avoid in the second half


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/13/2014) Like what you've gotten from Josh Harrison, Casey McGehee, Kurt Suzuki or Erick Aybar so far? Hoping for a rebound from Allen Craig? You might want to look into alternatives.

Check out my latest column to find out why.


Erick Aybar named to AL All-Star team


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has been named to the American League All-Star team, replacing Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's spot on the roster. Aybar is hitting .283 with six homers and 45 RBI in 343 at-bats this season.

Erick Aybar does it all


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar went 3 for 5 with an RBI double, two runs scored and two steals in Saturday's 11-5 win over Houston. He's hitting .278 with six homers, 43 RBI, 44 runs scored and 10 stolen bases this season.

Erick Aybar slugs sixth home run Sunday vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Royals Sunday.

Aybar's home run was his first of June, and it extended his modest hitting streak to five games. He has hit .283/.323/.430 with six home runs, 41 RBI and eight stolen bases in 300 at-bats.


Erick Aybar back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing Monday's start with a sore hip. Aybar singled in a pinch-hit appearance and stayed in to play defense after the at-bat Monday.

Erick Aybar singles in pinch-hit appearance Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar singled in a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning of Monday's 4-3 loss to the Angels.

Aybar, who was out of the lineup with a sore hip, remained in to play shortstop after his at-bat. He has hit .292/.329/.438 with five home runs, 37 RBI and five stolen bases in 260 at-bats.


Hip keeps Erick Aybar out of lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar, who left Sunday's game with a sore left hip, was not in Monday's lineup against the Indians. Aybar is day-to-day. He's hitting .290 with five homers and 37 RBI and 33 runs scored.

Manager: Erick Aybar expected to return Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that shortstop Erick Aybar is expected to return Monday against the Indians in Cleveland, per the Los Angeles Times.

Aybar homered but was forced out of Sunday's game against the Braves in Atlanta with a sore left hip. He is hitting .290/.326/.436 with five homers and 37 RBI in 259 at-bats.

Erick Aybar exits game with sore hip


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was forced out of Sunday's game against the Braves in Atlanta with a sore left hip.

Aybar was removed from the game in the John McDonald in the bottom of the third inning. He may have suffered the injury while trying to beat out a double play. He homered in the second and finished 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI before the injury. He is hitting .290/.326/.436 with five homers and 37 RBI in 259 at-bats.

Hitters to start in Week 12


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/15/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 12 (June 16-22)? Russell Martin, Matt Adams, Howie Kendrick, Aramis Ramirez, Erick Aybar and Christian Yelich might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Erick Aybar a sell-high option


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) It's time to shine the spotlight on Angels shortstop Erick Aybar, who probably has been a bit overlooked in Fantasy leagues. I did move him up in my shortstop rankings to 16th because of his recent surge.

Aybar hasn't totaled less than 12 Fantasy points over the last seven scoring periods and is averaging 20 Fantasy points per week in that span. Surprisingly, Aybar is the sixth-highest Fantasy scoring shortstop in Head-to-Head formats and ninth-highest in Rotisserie formats.

If you look at Aybar's numbers, they are pretty much par for the course outside of the fact he's on pace for 87 RBI and 42 doubles, which would both be career highs. Those numbers are definitely helping his Head-to-Head value since a closer look shows Aybar has just 10 more Fantasy points than Asdrubal Cabrera, who is the 12th-highest scoring Fantasy shortstop.

While Aybar deserves credit for how well he's performing offensively, he definitely is a sell-high candidate, so if you can flip him in a trade, then consider doing so.


Erick Aybar producing typically for Angels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) The steady production that has marked the last five years for Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has been evident in recent weeks.

Aybar, who has remarkably scored between 67 and 71 runs and recorded on-base percentages of .306 and .324 in each of the past four seasons, has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games. He is 19 for 58 with six doubles and two home runs during that stretch to raise his stat line to a rather typical .277/.311/.429.


Erick Aybar belts fourth home run in win over M's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar made his presence felt at the dish Thursday, belting his fourth home run of the season and leading his team to a 7-5 victory over the Mariners.

Aybar took starter Brandon Maurer deep for a three-run home run in the fourth inning. He added a pair of singled and finished 3 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI. He has homered twice in his last six games. He is hitting .274 with 29 RBI in 201 at-bats.

Erick Aybar knocks third home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar went 2 for 6 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-4 loss to the Royals Saturday.

Aybar hit his two-run homer in the fourth inning to reduce his team's deficit to one, and they were able to take the lead in the fifth before losing it in the seventh inning and ultimately going into extras. He has hit .269/.306/.412 with three home runs 25 RBI in 182 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 9


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/24/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Garrett Jones, Emilio Bonifacio, Kyle Seager, Erick Aybar or Seth Smith in Fantasy Week 9 (May 26-June 1)? You may want to think again.

Find out why in my latest Start and Sit Hitters column.