LA Angels: Max Stassi receiving recognition for hot streak
By Evan Desai
Max Stassi‘s been on a tear ever since he came back from injury for the LA Angels.
He’s been back since June 1st, and has been a huge contributor to the Angels’ success in the month of June.
The Angels have now won six straight, and the MLB is well-aware of Stassi’s efforts specifically.
The MLB named the LA Angels’ Max Stassi the AL Player of the Week on Monday.
Last week, Max Stassi just couldn’t be stopped. Stassi hit .455 last week with an OPS of 1.478 for the LA Angels.
Driving in eight runs, he hit three bombs and smacked three doubles as well.
Again, it’s not just last week where Stassi had been killing it. From June 1st till the end of last week, he hit .424/.472/.909. That amounts to an incredible OPS of 1.381.
In that time, he’s hit four jacks and driven in 10 runs. That kind of productivity in just 10 games is unheard of.
It’s been a career year for Stassi. People don’t realize just how good of a 2021 campaign Stassi is having due to the injuries that have limited him to just 21 games this season.
In those 21 games, Stassi is hitting .339/.397/.645 with five home runs. His 1.042 OPS to go along with that shows that if he didn’t have to deal with injuries this year, he’d be on his way to push for an All-Star spot.
Stassi showed some promise last year, hitting seven home runs in the 31 games he played, and hitting .278/.352/.533. Not too shabby for a catcher.
Stassi’s hit 30.2% of his contact on a line this year. That’s the highest on the team among active position players. His swing is clearly right where it needs to be, which shows that he may not be slowing down any time soon.
Stassi can’t be stopped right now, and has been a huge part of why the Angels have begun turning their season around.