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3 hitters LA Angels can acquire after MLB lockout to help fix starting lineup

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) singles against
Sep 27, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) singles against / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 26, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) takes a moment / Michael Ciaglo-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 hitter LA Angels can acquire after MLB lockout to help fix starting lineup: Trevor Story

The LA Angels and Trevor Story are a great fit together, and Story would cost less than Correa. If the Halos land Story, they'd still have the money left over to fix the bullpen in free agency as well.

Story has been tremendous as an offensive player throughout his MLB career. A two-time All-Star, he would have been a three-time All-Star if there was an All-Star Game in 2020. Since he entered the league in 2016, Story has hit .272/.340/.523 (0.863 OPS). He's an extra-base hit machine, as he averages 34 home runs per 162 games, 39 doubles per 162 games, and six triples per 162 games.

A durable player, Story averages just 12 missed games per season since 2017 compared to Correa's 45.6 missed games since then.

Story is the better option for the Halos. I mean, he can also run well. He averages 22 stolen bases per 162 games, which is 15 more than Correa.

It's also important not to forget that Story can rake in the playoffs. Batting .318 with a .864 OPS in the postseason, he scored three runs in the five postseason games he's played in.

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