Torii Hunter has been red hot in August for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 29 August 2011 at 5:52 pm

35-year old righty swinging RF Torii Hunter has been red hot with the bat so far this month for the Angels. Hunter has played in 24 games so far in August and he is 34 for 87 (.391 avg, 1.074 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 5 homers and 16 RBIs. Hunter has played in 129 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 125 for 482 (.259 avg, .751 OPS) with 60 runs scored, 18 homers, 67 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. The Angels need Hunter to stay hot because they are in a dogfight for the A.L. West with the Rangers right now.

Peter Bourjos has been a nice suprise for the Los Angeles Angels in 2011

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Saturday 20 August 2011 at 3:59 pm

24-year old righty swinging CF Peter Bourjos has played in 112 games so far this year for the Angels and he is 103 for 370 (.278 avg, .768 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 6 homers, 27 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. Bourjos has amazing range in the field and great speed on the bases. He deserves a Gold Glove this year and I think he can steal 50 bases in a season down the road. He has now played in 163 games in his first two years with the Angels and he is 140 for 551 (.254 avg, .720 OPS) with 70 runs scored, 12 homers, 42 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. Bourjos is giving the Angels a nice glimpse of the future in 2011.

Erick Aybar is having a solid year for the Los Angeles Angels in 2011

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 4 August 2011 at 12:11 pm

27-year old switch-hitting shortstop Erick Aybar has been pretty much the everyday shortstop for the Angels this year and he’s been a solid one. Aybar has played in 95 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 107 for 378 (.283 avg, .743 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 7 homers, 43 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. He does need to be a little more picky at the plate as he has only walked 16 times so far this year, but that’s nitpicking a little bit as he is putting up solid counting numbers for the Angels this year. They need him to keep hitting well if they are going to dethrone the Texas Rangers in the A.L. West.

The Los Angeles Angels are sending a pair to the All-Star Game

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 5 July 2011 at 9:53 am

27-year old righty swinging 2B Howie Kendrick and 28-year old righty starting pitcher Jered Weaver have been picked to the American League All-Star team. Kendrick has played in 72 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 86 for 280 (.307 avg, .839 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 8 homers, 26 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. The Angels knew that Kendrick would be a big time player if he could just stay healthy which he has the last two years now. Jered Weaver has been the best pitcher in the American League so far this year. Weaver has started 18 games (16 quality starts) and he is 10-4 with a 1.92 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. Weaver has only given up 92 hits in his first 131 1/3 innings so far this year with 114 whiffs and only 30 walks, which shows just how nasty he has been.

Vernon Wells has picked up the pace so far in June for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 28 June 2011 at 2:32 pm

32-year old righty swinging LF Vernon Wells has finally started to hit for the Angels. He has played in 17 games so far in June for the Angels and he is 16 for 63 (.254 avg, .769 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 5 homers, 11 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Wells has now played in 53 games this year for the Angels and he is 43 for 210 (.205 avg, .596 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 9 homers, 24 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The Angels needed Wells to pick up the pace with the bat as they have had a hard time scoring runs lately.

The Los Angeles Angels have to be ecstatic with the play of Mark Trumbo

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Saturday 11 June 2011 at 9:07 am

The Angels have to be happy with the play of 25-year old righty swinging 1B Mark Trumbo so far this year. Trumbo has played in 59 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 53 for 210 (.252 avg, .767 OPS) with 23 runs scored, 11 homers, 29 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Trumbo is a hacker at the plate though as he has only walked 13 times while whiffing 51 times so far this year. That is nitpicking though as the Angels are glad that Trumbo stepped up with Kendry Morales now out for the season.

Howie Kendrick is ripping the ball for the Los Angeles Angels so far this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 17 May 2011 at 10:14 am

27-year old righty swinging 2B/LF Howie Kendrick is finally turning into the player the Angels have expected him to. He has played in 42 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 52 for 168 (.310 avg, .876 OPS) with 29 runs scored, 6 homers, 17 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. His production numbers are way up this year, as is his batting average as it’s all coming together for Kendrick this year. If Kendrick keeps hitting like he is right now, he could set new career highs in runs scored (67), homers (10), RBIs (75) and stolen bases (14). The Angels hope that Kendrick can stay healthy (it has been an issue in his career so far), because he’s one of the best all-around hitters on the team.

Mark Trumbo is doing a very solid job at 1B for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 10 May 2011 at 7:40 am

When Kendry Morales wasn’t ready to start this season, the Angels were very nervous. But, rookie 25-year old righty swinging Mark Trumbo is making the most of his opportunity to start for the Angels. Trumbo has played in 29 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 29 for 106 (.274 avg, .804 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 6 homers, 17 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He has been hacking at the plate as he has whiffed 28 times while only walking 4 times so far this year, but that’s nitpicking right now. Trumbo has solidified a roster spot even when Morales returns to action, based on his play so far this season. The Angels need him to keep up the good work as he has been one of the best power hitters on the team.

Peter Bourjos is off to a good start this year for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 3 May 2011 at 8:13 am

24-year old righty swinging CF Peter Bourjos is off to a solid start for the Los Angeles Angels. Bourjos has played in 29 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 30 for 101 (.297 avg, .818 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 4 triples, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 3 stolen bases (he has been caught 4 times). Bourjos has been hacking at the plate as he has whiffed 32 times while walking only 6 times. Bourjos looks much improved over 2010 for the Angels when he played in 51 games and was 37 for 181 (.204 avg, .618 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 6 homers, 15 RBIs and 10 stolen bases (in 13 attempts). Bourjos needs to make more contact this year if he wants to keep his batting average where it is the whole year long. Bourjos is also one of the very best defensive CF in all of baseball, as the only way to get the ball over his head is to whack it over the fence.

Hank Conger is pushing Jeff Mathis for P.T. behind the plate for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Saturday 23 April 2011 at 8:29 am

The Angels felt confident in trading Mike Napoli over the winter because they knew that 23-year old switch hitting catcher Hank Conger was ready to play in the show. He came into the 2011 season as the Angels’ #4 ranked prospect according to Baseball America. Conger has played in 10 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 9 for 29 (.310 avg, .946 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs. He is starting to push 28-year old righty swinging Jeff Mathis for P.T. Mathis is a solid defensive catcher but he’s never been much of a hitter and that has not changed so far this year. Mathis has played in 11 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 8 for 38 (.211 avg, .620 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs. Mathis has only walked 1 time this year while whiffing 13 times, so he’s essentially a hacker that can’t hit. I look for Conger to overtake Mathis as the Angels’ starting catcher before June.

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