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LA Angels: 3 perfect free agents to immediately target

Oct 3, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien (10) hits a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien (10) hits a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 3, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Marcus Semien (10) cannot field a ball hit for a single by Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins (not shown) in the fifth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 perfect free agent for the LA Angels to immediately target: Marcus Semien

There’s not much one can say against Marcus Semien, and I want him on the LA Angels.

Maybe defense, but that’s more of an issue of his past. He’s improved defensively, and I like his ability to play both middle infield spots.

In the last two 162 game seasons, Semien has played all 162 games each. He clubbed 33 home runs in 2019, and 45 this year. Driving in over 100 runs this year, he also scored 115.

In 2019, he had a .892 OPS and he had a .873 OPS this season. Coming off of an All-Star season, he’s peaking at the right time for the Angels to swoop in and sign him.

His price is going to be high, but not as high as some of these other free agent shortstops like Carlos Correa.

We need shortstop help, and free agency is an option for us. This guy was third in the Majors in fWAR at 6.6. Semien has turned into a star.

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