The Los Angeles Angels hope that Vernon Wells steps up in 2012

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 21 March 2012 at 5:05 pm

33-year old righty swinging Vernon Wells had a rough time in 2011. Wells played in 131 games for the Angels last year and he was 110 of 505 (.218 avg, .660 OPS) with 60 runs scored, 25 homers, 66 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. He has now played in 1,524 games in his first 13 years in the majors and he is 1,639 of 6,492 (.274 avg, .792 OPS) with 849 runs scored, 248 homers, 879 RBIs and 99 stolen bases. Wells played in 111 games in LF last year for the Angels and he had 4 assists and 3 errors while showing outstanding range.

If Wells gets injured, the Angels will likely call up 20-year old righty swinging Mike Trout. Trout played in 10 error-free games in LF last year for the Angels while showing out of this world range there.

Mark Trumbo or Maicer Izturis could also see some time in LF in 2012 if Wells needs a day off once in a while.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE LF IN 2012: B

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