No. 2 LA Angels X Factor Offensive Player for Remainder of 2021 Season: Brandon Marsh
Brandon Marsh hasn’t been all too great since coming up to the LA Angels.
After dominating in the Triple-A ranks, Marsh has hit .155/.259/.211 since his call-up. The No. 1 prospect has flashed the leather, but hasn’t gotten it going offensively.
He has just four extra-base hits, all doubles. In these 24 games (all stats in this article are updated as of before Thursday’s game), he has driven in just two runs. He’s only scored six, and has only stolen two bases.
This is the same guy who hit .382/.417/.735 in Triple-A after he came back from injury. He absolutely can hit. It’s why I worry if his confidence has been shot.
If his head’s still on straight, and he’s confident in his abilities, he can get out of this.
And he should be confident, as few offensive prospects were better coming into his big league stint. He’s going to have a bright future someday, but if the Angels want to go on a run, Marsh absolutely needs to step up.
It’s tough to fill Trout’s shoes like this, but he can still be productive.