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LA Angels: 3 Halos that need to be on your All-Star ballot

Los Angeles Angels infielder Jared Walsh (20) flips the ball to first to record an out against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Angels infielder Jared Walsh (20) flips the ball to first to record an out against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh (20) during the game against the Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 LA Angel who needs to be on your All-Star ballot: Jared Walsh

Jared Walsh is very impressive as a defensive player. Take that into account when voting.

It’s not just that he’s in the top 3 among AL first basemen in batting average (.297), home runs (13), and slugging percentage (.552). There are obviously multiple other first basemen in this league that top him in those categories.

It’s about the full package that the All-Star team would be getting when penciling Jared Walsh into the starting lineup.

He’s made just one error all year and leads AL first basemen in fielding percentage (.997).

He may only have two stolen bases this season, but that doesn’t mean he should be looked at as slow. Baseball Savant found that he’s the quickest first baseman in the American League.

He’s too well-rounded of a player to not include on your All-Star ballot.

He covers so much ground over at first base, doing things a typical first basemen in this league can’t do.

He’s also played 18 games in right field, showing off his versatility. He can play both a strong-armed position and a weak-armed position. Get him in the All-Star game.

He provides a roster with a ton of value all-around.

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