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LA Angels Player Grades for 3-1 Series Loss to Oakland

By Vincent Page
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 31: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with Mike Trout #27 after hitting a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 31: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with Mike Trout #27 after hitting a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 31: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with Mike Trout #27 after hitting a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 31: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with Mike Trout #27 after hitting a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Outfielders

Kole Calhoun: 17 AB, 4 H, 3 BB, 1 SO, 3 R, 2 RBI

Calhoun was one of the bright spots this series, as he consistently hit the ball hard and made solid contact. Obviously you want more than four hits in 17 at-bats, but he had two doubles and a home run in those hits. As always, he was phenomenal in the field and did a great job overall this series.

Grade: B+

Mike Trout: 12 AB, 4 H, 3 BB,1 SO,1 R, 3 RBI

Hitting .333, having two extra-base hits, driving in 30% of the team’s runs, and adding a stolen base is exactly what a Mike Trout series sounds like. While it was a relatively quiet performance, Trout was dominant in this series, and got his new 12-year contract off to a hot start.

Grade: A-

Brian Goodwin: 7 AB, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2 R, 0 RBI

The man no Angels fan had heard of before last week, Brian Goodwin did a solid job in his limited work, and was the superior option to Peter Bourjos this series. 2-7 is not  bad line for a bottom-of-the-order hitter, and he has enough defensive value to possibly be the Angels’ everyday left fielder should he keep this up.

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Peter Bourjos: 8 AB, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0 R, 0 RBI

This series for Bourjos was anything but gorgeous. After a phenomenal Spring Training, Bourjos looked lost against the A’s this weekend. Failing to give any value at the plate and playing the same level of defense as Goodwin, Bourjos could see his playing time decrease, and fast.

Grade: F

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