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.

Kole Calhoun is hot at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels right now

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 10 September 2013 at 4:02 pm

25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Kole Calhoun is taking advantage of his shot to play this year for the Angels.  He has played in 8 games for the Angels so far in September and he is 11 of 28 (.393 avg, 1.040 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 7 RBIs.  Calhoun has now played in 39 games for the Angels overall this year and he is 35 of 122 (.287 avg, .856 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 6 homers, 21 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Calhoun came into this season as the Angels’ #11 prospect according to Baseball America and he’s trying to show that he’s going to be ready for a big role in 2014 and beyond for them.

Hank Conger is heating up for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 5 September 2013 at 7:48 am

25-year old switch-hitting catcher Hank Conger is hot at the plate right now.  He has played in 22 games since August 1st for the Angels and he is 18 of 59 (.305 avg) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 6 RBIs.  Conger has now played in 79 games for the Angels overall this year and he is 52 of 201 (.259 avg, .751 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 7 homers and 20 RBIs.  Conger is starting to prove that he could handle being the starting catcher for the Angels as early as next year.

J.B. Shuck has been a pleasant surprise in 2013 for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 21 August 2013 at 7:57 am

26-year old lefty swinging outfielder J.B. Shuck has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels in 2013.  He has played in 99 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 94 of 319 (.295 avg, .714 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 2 homers, 31 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  Shuck has really been hot so far in August for the Angels.  He has played in 19 games for the Angels so far this month and he is 22 of 68 (.324 avg, .785 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Shuck will get to play a lot the rest of this year, as he has been a nice asset for them in 2013.

Mark Trumbo is playing well for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 22 June 2013 at 7:28 am

27-year old righty swinging 1B/DH/OF Mark Trumbo is really hitting the ball hard for the Angels so far this year.  He has played in 74 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 75 of 287 (.261 avg, .830 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 17 homers, 50 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Trumbo is leading the Angels in HRs and RBIs so far this year and he is second on the team in runs scored.  He has slowed down so far in June, but he is still hitting for power.  Trumbo has played in 19 games so far this month and he is 15 for 68 (.221 avg, .772 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 5 homers and 13 RBIs.  The Angels hope that Trumbo gets back on the track later on this month.

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