LA Angels 2021 spring training guide: who will start in right field?
By Justin Gideon
Having ascended to the top spot in the Angels farm sytem, the anticipation for Brandon Marsh’s MLB debut is growing. He hasn’t appeared in the majors yet, although he would have been likely to make his debut this past season under normal circumstances, so a call-up this year is extremely likely.
We will see Brandon Marsh play for the Angels this season, it’s just a matter of when.
With his debut imminent, one figures he will be getting serious looks this spring and how he stacks up among the other options. While Angels fans and coaching staff observe his skill set, they’ll understand why Marsh is highly touted. He can make hard, consistent contact that is developing into home run power, he has the ability to get on base, has plus-speed, and offers plus-defense.
That developing power is fairly new. Marsh has always displayed strong raw power, but it hadn’t translated to games until the 2019 Arizona Fall League, where he slugged .522, and Angels Alternate Camp, where he hit seven home runs in just over 100 at-bats.
If Marsh repeats his performance from last season, he will give the Angels coaching staff much to think about. He figures to be the long-term option in left field or possibly center field if Trout moves to a corner down the road. With the right field position up for the taking this spring and with his skill set, Marsh could easily compete for the role.