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Matt Thaiss is perfectly suited for what he is - a second string catcher. What he is not is what he was forced to be with the early injury to Logan O'Hoppe which forced Thaiss into everyday catching. The extra playing time left fantasy managers dealing with the poor batting average and limited run production The season was a clear demonstration of where the future is for both O'Hoppe and Thaiss as long as the duo remains intertwined with the Angels. Thaiss's best value to the club is he has thrown out 24% of attempted basestealers, but that is not something fantasy managers care about. The simple fact is Thaiss is someone to safely avoid on draft day unless you find yourself in a 12-team AL Only league and you just got sniped on your other end game second catcher option.

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2024 401.5 8 1 7 12 .243
2023 156.51.6 32 9 31 36 2 .214
2022 401.4 9 2 8 11 1 .217
3y Avg. 671.6 14 4 13 16 1 .212
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Getting start with O'Hoppe resting

    Thaiss will start at catcher and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Athletics. With top backstop Logan O'Hoppe getting a rare day off, Thaiss will start for just the fifth time in June. Thaiss' playing time will likely remain fairly limited throughout the season if O'Hoppe is able to stay healthy.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Slugs homer Sunday

    Thaiss went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to Cleveland. Thaiss made the most of just his second start behind the plate over the past week, walloping a 446-foot two-run shot in the fifth inning for his first homer of the campaign. The veteran is firmly behind 24-year-old backstop Logan O'Hoppe on the catching depth chart -- Thaiss has only 46 plate appearances on the season to O'Hoppe's 172. When he has played, Thaiss has mostly struggled, slashing .200/.304/.350 with a 32.6 percent strikeout rate.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: On bench again Wednesday

    Thaiss is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. Even with the Angels playing a day game after a night game, No. 1 catcher Logan O'Hoppe will remain behind the dish for the second day in a row while Thaiss sticks on the bench. Though he was able to secure the backup catcher job coming out of spring training, Thaiss doesn't look as though he'll play much more than once or twice a week while O'Hoppe is healthy. Through the Angels' first six games, Thaiss has made only one start.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Clubs ninth homer

    Thaiss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Guardians. Thaiss has gotten into just three games since returning Sept. 3 from a short trip on the injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. His homer Saturday was his first hit in nine at-bats during that span. The catcher has nine long balls, 31 RBI, 32 runs scored, two stolen bases and six doubles over 93 contests this year. Thaiss is likely to fill a backup role behind Logan O'Hoppe for the remainder of the year.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Returns from IL

    The Angels reinstated Thaiss (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list Sunday. After landing on the IL on Aug. 25 with right shoulder inflammation, Thaiss spent the minimum amount of time on the shelf and didn't require a rehab assignment prior to being activated. He'll be one of three catchers on the Angels' 28-man roster, but even though top backstop Logan O'Hoppe is getting the day off for Sunday's series finale in Oakland, Thaiss won't receive the starting nod behind the plate. Instead, Chad Wallach will catch for Angels starter Tyler Anderson.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Further tests come back negative

    Thaiss underwent further testing on his injured right shoulder, which came back negative, MLB.com reports. Thaiss was placed on the 10-day injured list last week with right shoulder inflammation and additional testing has ruled out structural damage. The catcher said he's most affected when throwing but is hopeful it will be a short-term absence. He's eligible for activation in early September, but there's no official return timetable at this point.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Lands on IL with inflamed shoulder

    The Angels placed Thaiss on the 10-day injured list Friday with right shoulder inflammation, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Chad Wallach has been summoned from Triple-A Salt Lake to take over backup duties behind promising young catcher Logan O'Hoppe. Thaiss has a .223/.330/.344 season slash line across 291 plate appearances.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Losing work to O'Hoppe

    Thaiss is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Reds. Thaiss should be back behind the plate for the nightcap, but his time as the Halos' primary backstop appears to be over. Logan O'Hoppe has now started at catcher in four of the Angels' first five games since he returned from the 60-day injured list Friday, relegating Thaiss to a bench role.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sitting Sunday

    Thaiss isn't in the Angels' lineup Sunday against Houston, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Thaiss is just 3-for-23 with a homer and two RBI since the start of August, so he'll get a day off Sunday to regroup. Chad Wallach will fill in behind the plate and bat ninth.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: On bench Friday

    Thaiss is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros. Chad Wallach will start behind the plate and bat ninth as the Angels take on right-hander Justin Verlander. Logan O'Hoppe (shoulder) could soon return and claim the majority of the playing time at catcher for the stretch run.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sitting against lefty

    Thaiss is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants. Chad Wallach will start at catcher and bat ninth as the Angels take on left-handed opener Scott Alexander, who is expected to be followed by fellow southpaw Alex Wood. Thaiss, a left-handed hitter, continues to draw the large majority of his playing time versus righties.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sits for day game

    Thaiss is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Thaiss will take a seat for the matinee game after he was behind the plate for all eight innings of the Angels' 5-1 loss Tuesday night. Chad Wallach will catch for starting pitcher Lucas Giolito in the series finale.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Gets Monday off

    Thaiss is out of the lineup for Monday's game against Atlanta, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Thaiss will give way to Chad Wallach after catching each of the Halos' last four games. Unless he makes an appearance off the bench Monday, Thaiss will wrap up a disappointing July with a .150/.297/.250 slash line to go with two home runs, five RBI, four runs and one stolen base over 20 games.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: On bench for early game

    Thaiss is out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Tigers. Chad Wallach will catch for starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani in the early game, but expect Thaiss to check back in behind the plate for the nightcap. Thaiss remains atop the depth chart at catcher, but he's endured a rough July with a .156/.291/.289 slash line and only two extra-base hits on the month.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sitting against lefty

    Thaiss is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Yankees. Chad Wallach will handle the catching duties and hit ninth for the Angels with left-hander Carlos Rodon on the mound for New York. Thaiss has drawn only 24 plate appearances this year against southpaws, compared to 195 plate appearances against righties.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Homers in Monday's win

    Thaiss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Yankees. Thaiss got the Angels on the board with his sixth-inning blast. The catcher has hit two of his six homers this year within his last seven games. He's at a solid .254/.367/.387 slash line with 23 RBI, 27 runs scored, two stolen bases and six doubles through 215 plate appearances. Thaiss has started at catcher in three of the Angels' four games since the All-Star break, suggesting he's more firmly in the No. 1 role over Chad Wallach than he was in June.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Goes deep in loss

    Thaiss went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk against the Padres in Wednesday's loss. Thaiss briefly tied the game in the seventh inning with a 424-foot blast, but San Diego came back to pull out the win. Between Thaiss' previous homer June 24 against Colorado and his long ball Wednesday, he had gone just 3-for-22 with no extra-base hits. Nonetheless, he's worked his way back atop the Angels' catching depth chart due largely to the even greater struggles of Chad Wallach, who hasn't logged a hit since mid-June and has gone 0-for-26 with 15 strikeouts over his past 11 contests.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Takes back work from Wallach

    Thaiss will start at catcher and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. After making just two starts in an eight-game stretch from June 18 through June 27, Thaiss has now stepped in behind the dish four times over the Angels' subsequent five games. At least for the time being, Thaiss appears to have reclaimed primary catching duties from Chad Wallach.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Gets aboard four times

    Thaiss went 3-for-6 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 25-1 win over the Rockies. Thaiss came into Saturday 0-for-9 over his last four contests, and Chad Wallach had started four games in a row to capitalize on Thaiss's slump. That dry spell is over in a big way, but it's likely the Angels continue with a timeshare behind the dish. Thaiss has held his own with a .277/.383/.409 slash line, four homers, 21 RBI, 22 runs scored and a stolen base over 162 plate appearances on the year.
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  • Angels' Matt Thaiss: Sitting against lefty

    Thaiss is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Rockies. Thaiss will take a seat as the Angels face off with left-hander Kyle Freeland. Chad Wallach will draw the start at catcher and bat eighth in the series opener with Colorado.
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