LA Angels of Anaheim
2014 Avg.
.234
 
Career Avg.
.269
Name  Alberto Callaspo
Born  4/19/1983
Height  5-9
Weight  195
Number  7
Position  1B
Bats  S
Throws  R
6/22/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Oakland DH Alberto Callaspo is only 2-for-13 against today's starting pitcher, Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: That's certainly not encouraging. Neither is the fact that Callaspo is hitting just .235 in 51 June at bats.
 
6/11/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: The Athletics will place DH Alberto Callaspo on the patenity list ahead of Friday's game against the Yankees. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He'll miss the entire series. Callaspo hasn't done much this year, hitting just .219 over 196 at bats. His absence won't affect many fantasy teams.
 
10/10/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: The A's are switching things up at second base. After starting Eric Sogard at second in the first four games of the series, Alberto Callaspo will start there Thursday in Game 5 against Detroit. SOURCE: Jane Lee, MLB.com
Insight: TBS' Keith Olbermann alluded to this on last night's Pirates/Cardinals broadcast so the move isn't completely out of left field. Callaspo is 1-for-3 in the series with a double while Sogard has gone 0-for-9 in ten plate appearances (one walk).
 
9/21/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Oakland second baseman Alberto Callaspo hit his ninth home run of the season, drove in three runs and had four hits in five at-bats Saturday versus the Twins.
Insight: Callaspo is hitting .277 with four homers and 18 RBI in 44 games with the Oakland Athletics. He hit .252 with five homers and 36 RBI in 86 games with the Angels prior to being traded.
 
9/4/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Oakland second baseman Alberto Callaspo seems like a smart fantasy play Wednesday against Texas.
Insight: That's because Callaspo is a .438 lifetime hitter versus Yu Darvish. He's hitting .323 over his last eight games.
 
8/12/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: A's second baseman Alberto Callaspo broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the ninth inning Monday versus the Blue Jays.
Insight: Callaspo finished the game with two hits. He's batting .292 with four RBI since joining the A's at the trade deadline.
 
8/9/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: Oakland infielder Alberto Callaspo is questionable for Friday's game against Toronto, though he said he expects to play.
Insight: He bruised his forearm on a play at the plate, but it wasn't anything serious. Callaspo has been splitting reps with Eric Sogard at second base since being acquired from the Angels at this year's trade deadline.
 
8/7/2013 8:57:00 PM
Description: Oakland infielder Alberto Callaspo expects to play Friday against the Blue Jays. SOURCE: Jane Lee, MLB.com
Insight: He bruised his forearm on a play at the plate but it wasn't anything serious. Callaspo has been splitting reps with Eric Sogard at second base since being acquired from the Angels at this year's trade deadline.
 
8/7/2013 2:11:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Alberto Callaspo left Wednesday afternoon's game with Cincinnati after hurting his left arm on a play at the plate.
Insight: With little power, no speed and a mediocre batting average, Callaspo has been a bad fantasy option, even for AL-only owners. This injury shouldn't change any fantasy lineups down the road.
 
5/18/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBI Saturday in a high-scoring game against the White Sox.
Insight: The teams scored a combined 21 runs and had 29 hits. With little power, little speed and a mediocre batting average, Callaspo once again has been a bad fantasy option, even for AL-only owners.
 
5/3/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: Alberto Callaspo has recovered from his calf injury and will start at third base Friday against the Orioles.
Insight: He'll hit seventh for the struggling Angels. Callaspo has never gotten a hit against Baltimore righthander Miguel Gonzalez (0-for-3).
 
4/19/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: The Angels have finally gone ahead and placed third baseman Alberto Callaspo on the DL.
Insight: Callaspo has been battling calf tightness for over a week so the move will be retroactive to April 11th. He'll be eligible to return on the 26th, though it's unclear if that's a realistic timetable.
 
4/15/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Alberto Callaspo won't appear in the Angels' series against the Twins. He's still feeling tightness in his right calf. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com
Insight: It's likely that Callaspo will be re-evaluated later in the week. At that point, the team will decide whether or not a DL stint is necessary. He's hitting .273 with one homer and three RBI in nine games this season.
 
4/12/2013 7:43:00 PM
Description: Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo (calf) is not in Friday's lineup, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. He's dealing with tightness in his right calf.
Insight: Callaspo is hitting .273 with one home run and three runs in 33 at-bats this season. He has little power, little speed and little fantasy value.
 
9/30/2012 10:29:00 AM
Description: Sunday would be a good day to start Los Angeles third baseman Alberto Callaspo in fantasy. He's hitting a tremendous .455 for his career against Texas righthander Yu Darvish.
Insight: Of course, that's only in 11 at bats, but that's still a pretty high success rate. It's also worth noting that Callaspo has now recorded at least one hit in 10 out of his last 11 games for the Angels.
 
8/26/2012 10:49:00 AM
Description: Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo won't be of much use to fantasy owners Sunday against the Tigers. He's hitting only .167 for his career against righthander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Callaspo has done a little better in August (.265) after a tough July (.198) but he's still not a particularly strong fantasy option at third base.
 
8/24/2012 6:34:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles third baseman Alberto Callaspo is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers.
Insight: Maicer Izturis (.255, 2 HR, 18 RBI) will start at third for the Angels.
 
Cold8/12/2012 2:43:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles third baseman Alberto Callaspo will be on the sidelines Sunday afternoon against the Mariners.
Insight: He's hitless in his last 12 at bats and is just a .188 career hitter against Seattle's Jason Vargas, so you probably wouldn't have been able to get much production out of Callaspo (.240, 8 HR, 35 RBI) on Sunday anyway.
 
7/22/2012 11:16:00 AM
Description: Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo is only 4-for-23 (.174) with no homers or RBIs in his career against Rangers lefty Matt Harrison.
Insight: Callaspo (.252, 7 HRs, 31 RBIs) enters Sunday's game on a five-game hitting streak but it wouldn't shock us if that ended tonight against Harrison.
 
4/9/2012 4:32:00 PM
Description: Alberto Callaspo is getting his second start of the season at third base Monday in Minnesota.
Insight: Mark Trumbo is clearly the better hitter (29 HRs, 87 RBIs in his rookie season last year) but his shaky play at third base is preventing him from seeing the field more often. Until Trumbo can improve his defense, expect Callaspo (.288, 6 HRs, 46 RBIs in 2011) to get half of the starts at third base for the Angels.