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LA Angels: 3 positive signs we’d like to see by the end of the 2021 season

Justin Upton, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Upton, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
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Brandon Marsh, LA Angels
Brandon Marsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels are having a true rollercoaster of a season.

Tuesday showcased the 22nd time that the team has found themselves travel back to .500.

The team has been through a ton this year, including a ridiculous number of injuries. Given that, it’s almost impressive that the team is still at .500. There are a few positive things that can still happen from now until the end of the year, however, that would be positive signs for the state of the franchise.

No. 3 positive sign we’d like to see by the end of the 2021 season for the LA Angels: Brandon Marsh to settle in

Brandon Marsh has had a bit of a tough time adjusting to the big leagues for the LA Angels.

He’s hitting .164/.273/.224 this season in the 23 games he’s played. I like what we’ve seen on defense, and I like his athleticism. His offense really hasn’t been there, though.

A .497 OPS really isn’t cutting it, and he’s only driven in a couple of runs. His power has been down, if you couldn’t tell from that rough slugging percentage.

He only has four extra base hits, with none of them being home runs. All of them have been doubles.

He only has a couple of stolen bases, which is a number I’d like to see go up considering his position as a center fielder. In his defense, however, the Angels don’t typically like to steal bases.

This is still his first taste of big league action, and I do see him improving next year. I would like to see the turnaround start this season, though.

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