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

By David Rice
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OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double the scores two runs in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double the scores two runs in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Jed Lowrie –

To many people Jed Lowrie is not a sexy pick-up, but to those pundits I just say look at his track record. Lowrie has been a key part of some of the Red Sox playoff teams as well as the Astros and then he was a key cog in the A’s playoff push in 2018. Lowrie can play multiple positions of second, third, and shortstop which would be great for the Angels as both second and third base are potential holes they need to fill for the 2019 season.

Lowrie has also been strong at the plate hitting .277 with 14 homers and 69 RBIs with a .360 OBP in 2017 and then last season Lowrie had a career year hitting .267 with 23 homers and 99 RBIs with a .353 OBP and he always seemed to come through with big hits when the A’s needed him to.  Lowrie is getting up there in age as he will turn 35 early in the 2019 season and that is a concern compared to Dozier and LeMahieu who are 31 and 30 respectively.

Next. What prospects could we see in Anaheim in 2019?

To get any of these free agents the Angels will have to spend between 11 and 15 million dollars per season.  They can give any of these three players a two-to-three year deal and they would have a great player that they could count on which they have needed over the past four years.  Let’s see what Billy Eppler decides to do.

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