We’re moving to the outfield now to see how the Angels stack up against the rest of the division. Left field is a particularly deep position in this division. Who’s number one? Let’s find out.
- Houston Astros- Chris Carter
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Carter was picked up in the Jed Lowrie trade earlier this off-season. Carter was a part of the first base platoon that the A’s used last season so effectively. He’s got a ton of power, hitting 16 homers in just 260 plate appearances for the A’s last year. Carter could see time there again this year as well.
- Texas Rangers- David Murphy
Murphy, to me, is one of the most underrated left fielders in the game. He hits anywhere between .280 and .300, hits double digit homers, will get you 80 or so RBI and plays good defense. He’s a guy you can plug into the sixth hole and be perfectly happy with it.
- Seattle Mariners- Mike Morse
Morse was reacquired in the off-season once the Washington Nationals got Denard Span. Morse has emerged as a big time power bat. He’s a guy who can hit 30 homers for you. He’s probably more of a first baseman than a left fielder.
- Oakland Athletics- Yoenis Cespedes
Cespedes would’ve been number one had it not been for our number one on this list. Cespedes did it all for the A’s last season and was their MVP (just look at the numbers with him vs without him). Cespedes can play any of the outfield positions, but he’s probably best in center field. Look for this guy to just get better.
- Los Angeles Angels- Mike Trout
Speaking of awesome rookies, Mike Trout is your number one. Trout had the best rookie season ever and one of the best seasons ever. He’s in left because Peter Bourjos is a better defensive center fielder but Trout is no slouch.