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3 starters playing their way out of LA Angels’ 2022 plans down the stretch

Juan Lagares, Jack Mayfield, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Juan Lagares, Jack Mayfield, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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Jack Mayfield, LA Angels
Jack Mayfield, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 starter playing his way out of LA Angels’ 2022 plans down the stretch: Jack Mayfield

Jack Mayfield has been starting many games down the stretch for the LA Angels with Anthony Rendon and Jose Iglesias not around. He’s been playing both third base and shortstop.

It hasn’t been all that great. In his 56 games with the Angels this year, he’s hit .208/.267/.428. He’s brought in 21 runs, and scored 22.

These numbers are uninspiring, and while he’s only been in the league a few years and I think he can absolutely continue to develop, I don’t expect him to start much at all next year.

The Angels will have Anthony Rendon back from injury next year, and they have the money to go out and acquire an upgrade at shortstop.

He’s just not young enough to really prioritize his development. I think he could stick around and be utilized in a backup role, but I’m not even sure if he’ll see any sort of uptick in playing time.

He’s 5 for 34 in his last ten games. He hasn’t driven in any runs and hasn’t hit one out either in these last ten contests.

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