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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 16: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a two run single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on October 16, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 16: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a two run single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on October 16, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 18: Marcell Ozuna #20 of the Atlanta Braves flies out against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on October 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 18: Marcell Ozuna #20 of the Atlanta Braves flies out against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on October 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Marcell Ozuna

Marcell Ozuna truly regained his confidence in 2020 with the Atlanta Braves, posting a 179 wRC+ and a fantastic .338 batting average. He also piled on 18 home runs in just 60 games played, also showing out with a 1.067 OPS on the season. Ozuna was a key part of the Braves offense that was amongst the best in baseball and helped lead them to a point where they were just one win away from making it to the World Series.

Ozuna is not exactly the model of consistency as we mentioned with Astros’ outfielder George Springer, but Ozuna is a very capable bat that deserves to be paid this offseason. Given the overall market status being so weak, Ozuna could be in for a big pay day. He bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the Braves and it may have parlayed itself into a long-term deal with another club.

Ozuna figures to have an endless amount of suitors this winter and the Angels will likely not be on the list given that the front office will likely focus on bringing in pitching instead of bolstering the offense.

The 29-year-old outfielder could be an option for the Angels as a designated hitter given his lackluster defensive ability, but it seems unlikely at this point in time. Regardless, the Angels should still pick up a difference maker or two this offseason.

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