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How The Los Angeles Angels Stack Up…Right Field


We continue our trip around the diamond with the last fielding position, number nine in your scorecard. Right field is another position that has a ton of depth and one significant free agent signing. Let’s see who’s number one.

  1. Houston Astros- Fernando Martinez/ J.D. Martinez

February 26, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder

Josh Hamilton

(32) flies out to centerfield against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Fernando Martinez is a former top prospect that has yet to really do anything in the major leagues. He’s had a career full of injuries and serves as a reminder that top prospects don’t necessarily pay off. J.D. Is a former big prospect in the Astro organization. He showed a little bit of power, but struggled last season.

  1. Seattle Mariners- Michael Saunders

Saunders finally got a full season shot at a starting outfield position. He’s a guy who can play any of the outfield positions and is pretty good defensively.  He showed some pretty good pop as well, hitting 19 home runs and 31 doubles.

  1. Oakland Athletics- Josh Reddick

Speaking of guys who got a full starting shot in 2012, Reddick did just that and helped the surprising Oakland A’s. The Gold Glove winner mashed over 30 homers and almost had 30 doubles as well.

  1. Texas Rangers- Nelson Cruz

Cruz’s average has gone down in recent years and he isn’t exactly Vladamir Guerrero in the outfield, but he still provides a lot of power. His homers have declined the past couple of years, but he did hit 45 doubles.

  1. Los Angeles Angels- Josh HamiltonHamilton followed C.J. Wilson from Texas to the Angels. The guy is a five tool player, though you have to wonder how he will age and adjust to a new ballpark. Nevertheless, the guy is an elite player.

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