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LA Angels: 5 promising facts about the young core

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Aug 3, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell (7) and teammates celebrate the win against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 3, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell (7) and teammates celebrate the win against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Brandon Marsh, LA Angels
Brandon Marsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 2 promising fact about the LA Angels’ young core: Brandon Marsh has an 0.6 overall WAR despite “slow start”

Taken 60th overall in the 2016 draft by the Angels, Brandon Marsh has climbed his way up the MLB top prospects list since 2018, with his 55/55 grade raw power and 60/60 grade speed. Through 36 games at the Major League level, Marsh’s tools have been impressive, flying around the infield on multiple occasions and making impressive plays in the outfield.

His power has been absent thus far; still looking for his first long ball in the big leagues. Although, there were two questionable plays during the Detroit series that both could’ve been ruled a home run.

Despite what could be looked at by many as a “slow start,” Marsh is hitting .250 with an OBP of .326. He’s knocked in eight runs, swiped three bags, and scored 12 times. Only 23 years old and already making an impact, there is tons of time and plenty of room for Marsh to blossom into the 25+ homerun, 30+ stolen base player that he is expected to be.

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