Mike Trout is still the obvious leadoff choice. But, he also profiles favorably as a number two or number three hitter. I personally would leave Peter Bourjos at the top of the lineup until otherwise shown that he shouldn’t be there. Erick Aybar on the other hand, needs to slide down in the order.
This is because, even J.B. Shuck knows that J.B. Shuck is not an everyday player. But he has performed better this season than Vernon Wells who was going to be the Angels fourth outfielder.
Mike Trout is a virtual lock to start the All-Star Game next month in New York. And rightfully so. It’s also nice to see that Alden Gonzalez is noticing Howie Kendrick’s absence from the second base leaderboard. Kendrick has outhit every second basemen in the American League, yet he is still on the outside looking in.
It’s a pain reliever, not a magic potion. So if you’re looking for this to cure Josh Hamilton of his issues with breaking pitches off the plate and away, keep looking.
Smoking. Sizzling. Scalding. Blazing. Albert Pujols es en fuego. Seriously, he’s tearing it up so far in June, and even looks to be running better. A healthy Pujols is a big lift for this team offensively, but it does nothing to cure the sub par pitching.
Silly defensive metrics.
Jim Eppard knows that you don’t mess with a hot streak. You just don’t.
Also in the article: Hunter Green agreed to sign for $942,000, or, slot money. Wonderful news. Someone get him to the Angels summer league complex stat and let’s get him on the fast track.