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LA Angels: 3 underperforming players who need to improve to stick around

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Juan Lagares, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Juan Lagares, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jose Iglesias, LA Angels
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No. 1 underperforming player who needs to improve to stick around with the LA Angels: Kurt Suzuki

Kurt Suzuki hasn’t been so great with the LA Angels this year. He’s certainly not the former All-Star he used to be, and really has only been used to fill in for Max Stassi when he’s injured, and catch Shohei Ohtani.

Suzuki really isn’t needed to catch Ohtani, though. Stassi proved that he could do a good job, and he has too much of a better bat to not have him in the lineup as much as we possibly can.

Suzuki has the second-most errors on the team this year at nine. Offensively, he’s hit .220/.288/.328 with 13 RBI and 13 runs scored in 58 games. That’s terrible, and it would be nice to look elsewhere for a backup catcher this winter.

Next. Checklist for September

They’ll have a busy offseason, with many decisions to make. They can pay better players more money, however, and may opt to do so instead of re-signing these three.

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