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The LA Angels have needs for 2019 who could fill them? : Second Base

By David Rice
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 06: Zack Cozart
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 06: Zack Cozart /
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ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 07: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim flies out against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium on August 7, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 07: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim flies out against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium on August 7, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

In-House – For second base the Angels have three options already within the organization that could fill this role nicely and they are David Fletcher, Zack Cozart, Luis Rengifo, and newly acquired Tommy LaStella.

David Fletcher – 

Fletcher is the front-runner right now to be the starting second baseman in 2019. Fletcher showed a lot of versatility as he played second and third base and even a little shortstop and right field.  Fletcher has a great glove wherever Mike Scioscia deployed him. Fletcher made only two errors and had a .991 fielding percentage for the season.

In addition Fletcher hit .275 with a .316 OBP hitting one homer with 25 RBIs and three stolen bases.  Fletcher will probably need to improve a little at the plate to keep the job for the season.  He could be a decent lead-off hitter and he can definitely play small ball as well as he is in the mold of a David Eckstein type player.

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