32-year old righty swinging CF Torii Hunter was the Angels’ big addition over the winter. He played in 160 games for the Twins last season and he was 172 for 600 (.287 avg, .839 OPS) with 94 runs scored, 28 homers, 107 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. Hunter only made 2 errors in 155 games in CF while showing average range. He does make a lot of acrobatic catches that get him on Sports Center.
Gary Matthews will be the main backup in CF for the Angels. He played in 135 games there for the Angels last season and he made 5 errors while showing outstanding range.
27-year old switch hitting Reggie Willits is #3 in line for playing time in CF this season. He played in 136 games for the Angels last season and he was 126 for 430 (.293 avg, .735 OPS) with 74 runs scored, 34 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. He played in 30 games in CF for the Angels last season and he made 1 error while showing average range.
28-year old switch hitting Nathan Haynes played in 40 games for the Angels last season and he was 12 for 45 (.267 avg, .624 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 1 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He played in 12 error-free games in CF for the Angels last season but he showed poor range.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2008 SEASON: A-