LA Angels Player Grades from Sweep Against Mariners
By Vincent Page
Brian Goodwin: 3 AB, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 RBI, 0 R
After being a waiver claim about 24 hours before the first pitch of the Angels’ season, Brian Goodwin has impressed me so far this year. Obviously his at-bats have been limited but going 1-3 while playing good defense is definitely an acceptably game from a bottom-of-the-lineup hitter.
And when you look at the other options (see Bourjos, Peter below), Goodwin looks a lot better.
Peter Bourjos: 3 AB, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 RBI, 0 R
Fans were excited when Bourjos was brought back this offseason, but he has been downright abysmal this year. He started the second game of the series and that was one start too many.
He was disappointing in the Oakland series and once again in this start. If he doesn’t improve quick, Gorgeous Bourjos may need to find a new job soon.
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Mike Trout: 5 AB, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 RBI, 0R
Not a great series for Trout. Although, he had seven total plate appearances after a walk and hit by pitch, so that .200 batting average was also a .428 on-base percentage.
However, Trout has always raked in Seattle, especially when facing Felix Hernandez. However, Trout went 0-2 with an international walk and a hit by pitch in the game where Hernandez started. Not his best work, and the two-stone MVP has come out of the gate slow.
Kole Calhoun: 8 AB, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 RBI, 0 R
No hits or walks in eight at-bats tells the entire story for Calhoun this time around. He did play solid defense as always though.