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Bobby Abreu is starting to lose it for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 6 September 2011 at 5:07 pm

37-year old lefty swinging OF/DH Bobby Abreu is really slowing down at the plate. Since July 1st, Abreu is 33 for 171 (.193 avg) with 19 runs scored, 4 homers, 21 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Abreu has played in 127 games overall this year for the Angels and he is 114 for 451 (.253 avg, .718 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 7 homers, 53 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. Abreu is starting to lose P.T. lately with outfielder Mike Trout ripping the baseball. Mike Scioscia will probably play the hot hand at DH in September, so Abreu better starting hitting soon or he’s going to be doing more watching than playing the rest of the year.

Catcher continues to be a black hole for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 16 August 2011 at 5:06 pm

The Angels probably wish they never dealt Mike Napoli over the winter as they have had a black hole behind the plate. 28-year old righty swinging Jeff Mathis is the Angels’ starting catcher and he’s a good defender. Too bad he hits like a pitcher. Mathis has played in 68 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 36 for 200 (.180 avg, 490 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 2 homers, 17 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Mathis has whiffed 61 times already this year as he often appears like he has a hole in his bat. 28-year old righty swinging Bobby Wilson might start getting a little more P.T. Wilson has played in 36 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 12 for 65 (.185 avg, .537 OPS) with 1 run scored and 4 RBIs. 23-year old switch-hitting Hank Conger should get another look soon for the Angels. He has played in 50 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 33 for 154 (.214 avg, .654 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 5 homers and 16 RBIs. The Angels need to make some changes behind the plate as they are getting absolutely no production out of this motley crew with the bats.

It’s time for Vernon Wells to start earning his paycheck for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Friday 17 June 2011 at 6:31 pm

32-year old righty swinging LF Vernon Wells has been a complete bust so far this year for the Angels. Wells has played in 43 games for the Angels this year and he is 33 for 171 (.193 avg, .562 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 6 homers, 16 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Wells averaged 85.2 runs scored, 24.6 homers, 88.8 RBIs and 9.3 stolen bases his previous 9 years to joining the Angels. You have to think that Wells is going to snap out of his slump soon as he’s too good of a hitter to keep putting up numbers like he is right now.

Peter Bourjos is ice cold at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Monday 30 May 2011 at 10:59 am

24-year old righty swinging CF Peter Bourjos have been ice cold at the plate for the Angels in May. He has played in 27 games so far for the Angels in May and he is 16 for 93 (.172 avg, .507 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 3 stolen bases as he has whiffed 30 times this month. He has now played in 54 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 45 for 187 (.241 avg, .679 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 2 homers, 11 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Bourjos is probably the best defensive CF in all of baseball, but, the Angels do need him to hit a little better. Bourjos has great speed but he only has 5 stolen bases so far this year because he can’t steal first base.

Vernon Wells is off to a frigid start with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Thursday 14 April 2011 at 6:04 pm

Angels’ starting LF Vernon Wells is off to a horrific start to the 2011 season for the Angels. Wells has played in 11 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 5 for 49 (.102 avg, .276 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs. He is swinging at everything as he has only walked 2 times while whiffing 13 times. The Angels don’t really have a backup plan as far as Wells is concerned because he’s making a ton of cash! The Angels better hope that Wells starts hitting soon or he’s going to hamstring the batting order.

Are the Los Angeles Angels going to pull the plug on Brandon Wood?

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 31 August 2010 at 8:04 am

25-year old righty swinging 3B/SS Brandon Wood came to the majors with a ton of hype as he crushed a lot of homers in his minor league career. But it has not converted into any success at the major league level. Wood has played in 63 games for the Angels this year and he is 30 of 182 (.165 avg, .410 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 3 homers and 12 RBIs. He swings at everything as he has an utter lack of discipline at the plate as he has only walked 4 times this year while whiffing 54 times. Wood has now played in 149 games in parts of 4 seasons with the Angels and he is 73 of 406 (.180 avg, .479 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. He has walked 11 times now and whiffed 128 in his major league career to date. The Angels wouldn’t likely get much for Wood in a trade so the choice is really to keep him or cut him. It will be interesting to see what the Angels decide to do with him.

I have a hunch that Juan Rivera could get his starting job back soon for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 17 August 2010 at 11:07 pm

31-year old righty swinging outfielder Juan Rivera lost his starting job when the Angels called up 23-year old top prospect Peter Bourjos. But, Bourjos has been overmatched in his first taste of the majors so far. He has played in 11 games for the Angels and he is 5 of 37 (.135 avg, .409 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. If Bourjos continues to struggle I have little doubt that the Angels will turn back to Rivera. Rivera has played in 96 games this year for the Angels and he is 86 of 334 (.257 avg, .729 OPS) with 48 runs scored, 12 homers, 43 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

The Los Angeles Angels need Erick Aybar to step up

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Friday 7 May 2010 at 4:50 pm

The Angels went into spring training with the idea of having 26-year old switch hitter Erick Aybar as the full time starting shortstop and leadoff hitter. Aybar has been a disappointment with the bat so far this season for the Angels who have to start considering dropping him in the batting order. Aybar has played in 28 games for the Angels this season and he is 27 of 110 (.245 avg, .652 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 1 homer, 5 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. The Angels are currently without their infield safety net as Maicer Izturis is hurting so Aybar is going to keep playing every day no matter how badly he struggles with the bat.

The Los Angeles Angels have Mike Napoli riding the pine

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Sunday 18 April 2010 at 7:51 am

It’s interesting to see what the Angels are doing at catcher so far this season as Mike Napoli has been riding the pine in favor of Jeff Mathis. Napoli has played in only 5 games this season for the Angels and he is 2 for 15 (.133 avg, .369 OPS) with 1 RBI. He has a .256 career average with the Angels with a .851 OPS as he has a lot of power for a catcher. He has cranked 66 homers in his four years with the Angels including 20 in each of the last two years. I have a feeling that the Angels are going to trade Napoli before too long as they appear to favor Mathis’ defense over Napoli’s hitting behind the plate.

Brandon Wood looked like he had a hole in his bat against the Twins

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Friday 9 April 2010 at 12:37 pm

3B Bradon Wood really looked overmatched against the Twins. He played in 3 games against the Twins and he was 1 for 12 (.083 avg, .166 OPS) with 5 whiffs. The Angels will likely give Wood a long look before making a change at 3B because he has been one of their best prospects for a long time now. Still, look for Maicer Izturis to steal some of his playing time away if he continues to struggle this year. Izturis has played in 2 games for the Angels this season and he is 0 for 4 (.000 avg) with 1 RBI. The Angels really want Wood to get into gear because he has power that they really need for 2010.

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