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By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer
2013 Outlook: Josh Hamilton can at times turn into a true monster at the plate. He is able to carry teams for days or even weeks at a time on his back, destroying opposing teams pitchers. His power and ability to drive in runs is up there with the best in the league.
The concern about Josh in 2013 is whether or not he will continue the decline in plate discipline he experienced in the 2nd half of last year. It seems possible that time may beginning to catch up with Josh but you should still expect a pretty substantial slash line from him this season.
Hitting clean up should provide Josh with plenty of opportunities to drive in runs, especially considering the fact that he has two fabulous OBP guys in front of him in Trout and Pujols. Look to Josh to provide lineup protection to Pujols and to be a major impact bat for the Halos while providing solid defense in RF.