Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 9:49 am

24-year old righty swinging CF Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is an All-Star for the 5th time in his career (5 years in a row).  He has played in 88 games so far this year for the Angels and he is 103 of 319 (.323 avg, .994 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 18 homers, 57 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.  Trout has now played in 740 games in his first six years with the Angels and he is 847 of 2,767 (.306 avg, .960 OPS) with 545 runs scored, 157 homers, 454 RBIs and 128 stolen bases.  He is the lone representative for the Angels in the 2016 All-Star Game.

Jefry Marte is ripping the ball for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 10:33 am

When the Los Angeles Angels acquired 250year old righty swinging 1B/3B/OF Jefry Marte from the Detroit Tigers on January 27th, 2016…..they weren’t expecting much from him.  But, boy has he been a big surprise so far this year for Marte and the Angels.  He has played in 21 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 17 for 54 (.315 avg, .962 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 4 homers and 10 RBIs.  Marte has now played in 54 games in his first two years in the show and he is 34 of 134 (.254 avg, .803 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 8 homers and 21 RBIs.

C.J. Cron is starting to heat up at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 4 June 2016 at 6:38 am

26-year old righty swinging 1B C.J. Cron got off to a slow start in April for the Los Angeles Angels, but he is heating up at the plate lately.  Since May 1st, Cron has played in 28 games for the Angels in which he is 27 of 96 (.281 avg) with 14 runs scored, 4 homers, 20 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Cron has now played in 49 games overall so far this year for the Angels and he is 41 of 165 (.248 avg, .692 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 5 homers, 24 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Cron is tied for 3rd in homers, #4 in RBIs and #5 in runs scored for the Angels so far this year.  The Angels desperately need Cron to keep up the good work at the plate.

Carlos Perez is hitting much better in May for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 28 May 2016 at 11:14 am

25-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Perez is heating up with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels so far in May.  He has played in 14 games so far in May for the Angels and he is 13 of 45 (.289 avg, .831 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Perez has now played in 32 games overall this year for the Angels and he is 21 of 99 (.212 avg, .582 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Angels love Perez’ D, but they are really glad that he has starting hitting so that they didn’t have to bench him or send him back to AAA.

Gregorio Petit is off to a good start with the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 22 May 2016 at 8:40 am

With Andrelton Simmons and Cliff Pennington both on the D.L., the Los Angeles Angels called up 31-year old righty swinging Gregorio Petit and they traded for 34-year old righty swinging Brendan Ryan.  Ryan got off to a rough start with the Angels, as he has played in 10 games in which he is 0 for 11 (.000 avg, .00o OPS) with 6 whiffs.  That negates his good glove.  But, Petit is swinging a good stick so far this year for the Angels.  He has played in 9 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 9 for 27 (.333 avg, .765 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  Petit will keep playing as long as he is hitting.

Mike Trout is on fire at the plate right now for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 5 May 2016 at 11:24 am

24-year old righty swinging CF Mike Trout started out kind of slow for him for the Los Angeles Angels early this year, but he’s in a zone right now.  In the last two weeks, Trout has played in 12 games in which he is 17 for 48 (.354 avg, 1.175 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 5 homers, 16 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Trout has now played in 28 games overall this year for the Angels and he is 33 of 104 (.317 avg, .996 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 7 homers, 22 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Trout has now played in 680 games in his first six years with the Angels and he is 777 of 2,552 (.304 avg, .957 OPS) with 493 runs scored, 146 homers, 419 RBIs and 115 stolen bases.  Despite only being 24 years old, Trout is the leader in Los Angeles Angels’ franchise history in OBP (.397), SLG (.560) and OPS (.957).  He is #32 in Angels’ history in games played with 680 of them.  He is also #18 in hits (777), #3 in batting average (.304), #13 in runs scored (493), tied for 16th in doubles (149 with Doug DeCinces), #8 in homers (146), #15 in RBIs (419), #11 in stolen bases (115) and he’s #11 in walks (376) in Angels’ history.  If he stays healthy, he will be the All-Time leader in a lot of these categories for the Angels.

Kole Calhoun is off to a blazing start with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 17 April 2016 at 10:16 am

28-year old lefty swinging RF Kole Calhoun had a breakout season for the Los Angeles Angels in 2015.  He played in 159 games for the Angels last year and he was 161 of 630 (.256 avg, .731 OPS) with 78 runs scored, 26 homers, 83 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  He also won a Gold Glove in right field last year.  Well he is proving that last year was just a starting point for him.  He has played in 11 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 14 of 38 (.368 avg, .929 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs.  The Angels hope that Calhoun keeps rolling with the bat, as they are having a hard time scoring runs so far this year.

Yunel Escobar is off to a fast start with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 16 April 2016 at 9:11 am

33-year old righty swinging 3B Yunel Escobar had a “career year” in 2015 for the Washington Nationals.  He played in 139 games for the Nationals last year and he was 168 of 535 (.314 avg, .790 OPS) with 75 runs scored, 9 homers, 56 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  The Los Angeles Angels were so impressed that they dealt for him over the winter.  He has been impressive so far this year for the Angels, proving that last year was not a fluke.  He has played in 10 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 13 for 41 (.317 avg, .928 OPS) with 6 runs scored, an American League leading 6 doubles, 1 homer and 3 RBIs.  He is not only hitting the ball hard, but he is showing great discipline at the plate as he has walked 5 times already this year while only whiffing twice.  The Angels hope that Escobar keeps up the good work.

The Los Angeles Angels are hoping for more production behind the plate in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 2 April 2016 at 12:56 pm

The Los Angeles Angels are hoping for a little more offense from their catchers in 2016.  25-year old righty swinging Carlos Perez played in 17 games in spring training for the Angels and he was 14 of 41 (.341 avg, .871 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer, 8 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He played in 86 games for the Angels in his first taste of the majors last year and he was 65 of 260 (.250 avg, .645 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 4 homers, 21 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  33-year old righty swinging Geovany Soto will likely be an improvement over Chris Iannetta.  Soto played in 17 games in spring training this year for the Angels and he was 10 for 32 (.313 avg, 1.109 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 3 homers and 8 RBIs.  Soto played in 78 games for the White Sox last year and he was 41 of 187 (.219 avg, .708 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 9 homers and 21 RBIs.  Soto was the 2008 N.L. Rookie of the Year for the Chicago Cubs and he was also an All-Star for the only time so far in his career.  I think the Angels will be better behind the plate in 2016.

Mike Trout is rolling along for the Los Angeles Angels in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 22 September 2013 at 8:31 am

You would never now that the Angels were stinking it out this year if you concentrated on watching 22-year old righty swinging outfielder Mike Trout.  He finished #2 in the A.L. MVP Voting last year and he is showing this year that was only a glimpse of things to come.  Trout has played in 150 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 186 of 568 (.327 avg, .999 OPS) with 108 runs scored, 26 homers, 92 RBIs and 33 stolen bases.  Trout also has walked an A.L. leading 102 times while whiffing 125 times so far this year.  Trout is leading the Angels in both runs scored (108) and stolen bases (33) in 2013 and he is also second on the team in both homers (26) and RBIs (92).  Trout has now played in 329 games in his first three years with the Angels and he is 395 of 1,250 (.316 avg, .952 OPS) with 257 runs scored, 61 homers, 191 RBIs and 86 stolen bases.

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