LA Angels: Phil Gosselin has been a steal for the Halos this season

Phil Gosselin, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Phil Gosselin, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

The LA Angels are really beginning to know what they have in Phil Gosselin.

Gosselin’s only played in 34 games this year, but he’s impressed in the time he’s been able to cleat up this season.

He was hitting .333/.378/.464 this year, and was hitting really well in his last 13 games. In those 13 outings, he hit .444/.483/.556 with an OPS of 1.038. One thing Gosselin was missing, however, was power.

Phil Gosselin let the ball fly in the first inning for the LA Angels on Wednesday.

Phil Gosselin gave the LA Angels an early two-run lead to start this game.

Fletcher’s most certainly right in that Gosselin is earning himself more playing time. He’s having hands-down the best year of his career this season. The Goose has been on the loose all year.

Batting Gosselin fourth in the order was a little surprising, but he obviously proved Joe Maddon’s decision to be right. Maddon has made quite a few surprising but great decisions concerning the batting order for the Halos this year.

Gosselin has been a steal this year, despite playing in limited action this season. He’s signed to a Minor League deal right now.

He may need to be brought back if he continues to play like this. His utility in the field is a huge help for the Halos as well. He can play four different positions; first base, second base, third base, and left field.

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With the Angels getting bit by the injury bug this season, they can use whatever bats they can get. Gosselin has answered their calls this season.