The LA Angels only have about five weeks left in the year, and it looks like this is a bit of a lost season.
The Halos left their series against the Orioles having dropped two out of three, and dipping to 63-66 on the year. There are still individual players on this team, however, who do have plenty to prove. They all had high expectations coming into this year, and have had high expectations for a while.
They have what it takes, however, to play to their potential. If they can put together a great last 31 games, they’ll be achieving at the level the Angels expected them to. It’ll leave the organization feeling good about them as they enter this offseason and into next year.
No. 3 LA Angels player who has something to prove in the final five weeks: Brandon Marsh
I like what Brandon Marsh has been for the LA Angels so far. Entering the weekend series vs the Padres, he was hitting .383/.439/.550 in his previous 18 games. He had driven in 11 runs in that time, and proved that he does have what is takes to be a great player at this level.
While Marsh has shown these flashes, I still want to see a bit more power from him. He’s hit just one home run all season (38 games). He’s also stolen just three bases.
A player as fast as Marsh should have more than three steals in 38 games. I’m aware that the Angels don’t send runners very much, but I do think he could still be better there. Marsh is ready for this level, and I think he can make this next jump in these remaining five weeks of his rookie season.