LA Angels free agent preview: Second Base
A reunion between the two could take place this offseason. Howie Kendrick has always been a consistent hitter throughout his MLB career, something the Angels could definitely use; consistency.
Even though at 34-years-old, Kendrick still had a slash line of .315/.368/.475. He also still has something left in the tank, having played in 146 games during the 2016 season.
He too could also come in at a bargain price, allowing the Angels to look elsewhere and might even take a hometown discount. It’s definitely possible seeing him finish his MLB career where he started.
Kendrick has been playing as a versatile player for the later half of his career, and hasn’t seen a lot of stints at second base, causing some red flags.
Also, he doesn’t necessarily have the power that Eppler is looking for, hitting only 104 homeruns in his 12-year career.
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If the Angels don’t necessarily find someone they like on the market, Kendrick could be a stopgap option that can provide some consistency at a relatively cheap price.