Luis Rengifo – Second Baseman
Luis Rengifo burst onto the scene last season making a meteoric rise through the Angels farm system. Rengifo was acquried as a player to be named later in the deal with the Tampa Rays that sent C.J. Cron to Tampa in February.
Rengifo tore up the Angels minor league system jumping from Single-A Inland Empire to Triple-A Salt Lake City in 2018. Rengifo hit .299 with seven homers and drove in 64 runs last season. He also stole 41 bases and had a .399 OBP. At second base he played 42 games and made only made one error with a .994 fielding percentage at second base. At shortstop Rengifo didn’t fare quite as well as making 15 errors in 78 games with a .949 fielding percentage.
However for the Angels the spot the Angels need someone is at second base. David Fletcher is the incumbent, but Tommy La Stella and Zack Cozart are also in the mix depending on if Cozart ends up playing third or not. However, with the versatility that Rengifo offers he should be one of the first call-ups if he doesn’t make the team out of Spring Training. One thing is for sure if Rengifo continues to hit you will see him Anaheim before too long.