27-year old righty swinging Mark Trumbo is going to get most of his ABs at DH in 2013. He might switch with Albert Pujols and play 1B once in a while, but it won’t be much. Trumbo is paid for his bat. He played in 144 games for the Angels last year and he was 146 of 544 (.268 avg, .808 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 32 homers, 95 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. He whiffed 153 times last year and he walked only 36 times, as he is a big time hacker. Trumbo has now played in 301 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 284 of 1,098 (.259 avg, .780 OPS) with 133 runs scored, 61 homers, 184 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. I think Trumbo will excel in his new role with the Angels.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE DESIGNATED HITTERS IN 2013: B