The Angels will be rotation four players at the DH position. Vladimir Guerrero, Garret Anderson, Gary Matthews and Juan Rivera will split up time at DH. Guerrero and Anderson will DH often to keep them fresh and healthy. Gary Matthews will likely play in place of Guerrero or Anderson in the field. When Anderson and Guerrero both play in the field either Gary Matthews or Juan Rivera will DH. The 29-year old righty swinging Rivera missed a lot of last season due to injury. He only played in 14 games for the Angels last season and he was 12 for 43 (.279 avg, .737 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs. Rivera has played in 466 games in his career and he has a .291 career batting average and a .813 OPS which shows the man can hit.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2008 SEASON: A