Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 3/28/12

TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Howie Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim poses during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on February 25, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
   By Brian Waller - AngelsWin.com Columnist For years Howie Kendrick was touted as a future batting champ and rightfully so, Kendrick did hit at least .360 at every level of the minors. That promise however, never seemed to materialize at the major league level. The reason you ask? Hard to say, injuries have certainly played a role. Kendrick has also just been flat out inconsistent at times. Whatever the reason though, the stars seem to finally be aligning for him as he appears poised to have a breakout season for the Angels in 2012.  One might argue though that Kendrick’s 2011 season could be classified as a “breakout” campaign:   2011 AVG.      HR          RBI’s      R’s          2B’s        3B’s        SB’s        OBP.       SLG.       OPS. .285         18            63            86            30            6             
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