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LA Angels: 3-point checklist for September baseball

Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Jo Adell, LA Angels
Jo Adell, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels need to build momentum for next season

The LA Angels likely won’t make the playoffs this year, especially with it looking like Mike Trout very well may not ever come back.

They can still build momentum for next year, however. This is going to be a matter of individual performers making improvements in these final four weeks or so.

It means that we start seeing Brandon marsh steal bases, and Jo Adell start to hit home runs. It means that we see Shohei Ohtani get up to 50 home runs.

We want an MVP for Shohei Ohtani, and we want to see him keep his ERA at 3.00 or lower.

Perhaps David Fletcher can get back to a .300 batting average, or Justin Upton can start having the success he was originally having before his injury.

The Angels have the opportunity to have many of their players take positive steps into a 2022 season that could end up being really good for the franchise.

2022 has potential, but it’s never smart to bank on anything in this league. The most important thing is going to be how the Halos perform for the rest of this season.

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