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LA Angels Player Grades: Mike Trout Dominant in Series Win Over Rangers

By Vincent Page
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 06: Mike Trout #27 is congratulated by Jesus Feliciano #62 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run in the fourth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 6, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 06: Mike Trout #27 is congratulated by Jesus Feliciano #62 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run in the fourth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 6, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 06: Mike Trout #27 checks on Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after he crashed into the wall on a play in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 6, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 06: Mike Trout #27 checks on Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after he crashed into the wall on a play in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 6, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Outfielders

Peter Bourjos: 7 AB, 1 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 0 RBI, 2 R

Hey, Peter Bourjos got a hit! Oh my…and a walk!! And, as always, struck out in almost half of his at-bats. Bourjos is really just not a great ballplayer anymore, and it’s almost surprising that he is getting any days starting.

Grade: D

Brian Goodwin: 10 AB, 5 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 3 R

Hey, just saying, I called this whole Brian Goodwin thing. No seriously, click here. He had himself a great series, swinging the bat with confidence and playing exceptional defense for the majority of the series. If he isn’t the everyday left fielder going forward, it would be surprising given his hot streak and Bourjos’ ineptitude at the plate.

Grade: A+

Kole Calhoun: 11 AB, 2 H, 8 SO, 1 BB, 2 RBI, 1 R

Not his best series, but Kole Calhoun was hampered by a knee injury after he ran into the right field wall. He stayed in the game and struck out in his next three at-bats before being replaced by Goodwin later in the game. Eight strikeouts are super concerning given his historically awful start from last season, but it isn’t an official concern just yet.

Grade: D-

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Mike Trout: 11 AB, 6 H, 2 SO, 6 BB, 9 RBI, 5 R

I mean, what is there to say? Mike Trout showed this weekend why he is being paid the amount he is, why he is the best player in baseball, and why he might just break the all-time WAR record for a single season this year. This was the best display I have seen from a single player in a long, long time, and it is an absolute blessing the Angels extended him for the rest of his career.

Grade: A++++++++++++

That’s 12 plus signs, one for every year he is signed to be with the Angels.

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