35-year old righty swinging Torii Hunter will be making the full time switch to RF in 2011. Hunter played in 152 games for the Angels last year and he was 161 of 573 (.281 avg, .819 OPS) with 76 runs scored, 23 homers, 90 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. Hunter’s bat still has quite a bit of sting in it. Hunter had 2 errors and 2 assists in 46 games in RF last season in which he showed outstanding range. Hunter is likely going to be one of the Angels best all-around players in 2011.
29-year old Reggie Willits and 37-year old switch hitting Bobby Abreu will back up Hunter in RF in 2011. Willits played in 8 games in RF last year where he showed outstanding range but he had 1 error and 1 assist there. Abreu played in 93 games in RF for the Angels last year and he had 6 errors and 6 assists while showing poor range. That’s why he’s moving to DH in 2011.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE ANGELS RF IN 2011: B+