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In our 2012 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide, we listed Mark Trumbo as a $2 player in auction league’s with a projected PSR of 1.10. We thought that he’d struggle to find playing time for the Angels with Albert Pujols manning first base, Torii Hunter, Mike Trout, and Vernon Wells roaming the outfield, and Kendrys Morales standing in as the team’s DH. Combined with a drop in per-game production, it looked like Trumbo might be one of the most overrated players in fantasy.
Instead, Trumbo bested all of his totals from 2011 in almost exactly the same number of plate appearances, pushing his overall ranking to 92nd overall for the year.
Trumbo didn’t have the most balanced season, though. He raced out of the gate quickly, batting .306 with 22 HR and 57 RBI in 77 games before the All-Star Break. In 67 games after the Break, Trumbo struggled to just .227 with 10 HR and 38 RBI. The culprit? His strikeout rate. Before the Break, Trumbo struck out just 20.8% of the time, but after the Break he st...
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Last year was epic.
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2012 Stats: 195 PA, .220 AVG, .291 OBP, .315 SLG, 27 R, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 3 SB, 1 CS, 44 K...
The February 5th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Law ranks Angels' farm system dead last, tickets go on sale February 23rd and much more...
The Story: Keith Law ranked the Angels' farm system as the worst in the majors.
The Monkey Says: Welp, I can't really say it any better than Law did. Hopefully the Halos can at least...
The Angels hagve spent the last few off-seasons pursuing superstars and signin some of them, but even with the wallet open, they cannot fill every position in that manner. Prior to the 2011 season, one of their primary targets was Adrian Beltre, who ended up going to Texas. The Angels got revenge by taking C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton away, but I would imagine the Rangers are not...
The February 7th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Keith Law's top ten Angels prospects, Mike Trout is now an answer on Jeopardy and much more...
The Story: Keith Law unveiled his top ten Angels prospects.
The Monkey Says: The most notable part is that he is so high on Taylor Lindsey. I like Lindsey a lot too, but rating him second...
By Ellen Bell - AngelsWin.com Columnist
He was nine years old. Even though I’m only 5’3, I could rest my arm on his shoulder. His red hair was trimmed in a neat, military buzz cut and his eager face was covered with freckles. We were on a quest.
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2012 Stats: 217.1 IP, 15-11, 3.85 ERA. 4.69 FIP...