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How The Los Angeles Angels Stack Up…Third Base


We continue our move around the diamond with a look at third baseman across the Western division. Again, I’m using and it’s based off of the roster as of today. Where does Alberto Callaspo rank? Let’s take a look.

  1. Houston Astros- Matt Dominguez

Sep 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo (6) throws to first base during the ninth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. The Angels beat the Rangers 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dominguez was acquired from the Miami Marlins last season. While with Houston, he got 109 at-bats and hit .284 with five homers and 16 RBI. He was the Marlins fourth ranked prospect according to Baseball America going into last year. He’s going to get every chance now.

  1. Oakland Athletics- Jed Lowrie and Josh Donaldson

Lowrie was acquired from the Astros and could be in play to play all over the infield as long as he stays healthy. Donaldson is a former catcher and made a couple of trips between the majors and AAA last year. Donaldson hit .241 with a little bit of pop and played pretty good d as well for the A’s.

  1. Los Angeles Angels- Alberto Callaspo

Callaspo is a former utility player, but now will be entrenched as the full time starter for the Angels. Callaspo’s numbers dropped off a bit from 2011-2012, however, he’s capable of hitting close to .300 every year with 20 doubles and around 10 homers. He also is pretty good on defense.

  1. Seattle Mariners- Kyle Seager

Seager got his first chance to play every day at the big league level and flourished. He was among the league leaders in two out RBI. He hit 20 homers and drove in 86 while having a .259/.316/.423 slash line. Seager will be 25 this year and with the moved in Safeco fences, could hit even better.

  1. Texas Rangers- Adrian Beltre

Beltre does it all at the hot corner. He’s a three time all star, a four time gold glove winner and a three time silver slugger. He’s driven in over 100 runs the past three seasons and has clearly rebounded from his struggles while with Seattle.

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