Latest Update Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better Tue Sep, 30, 09:22 PM
Phenomenally athletic, he has a big frame and a sweet, powerful lefty swing. Runs effortlessly and has a great outfield arm. Can bat for huge power and good average and is a clutch RBI producer.
Flaws: : Is a bit too injury-prone. Strikes out a little too much. Has struggled significantly with off-field issues, which have slightly curtailed his overall stardom, though he has overcome a lot of adversity.
The Angels are certainly a powerhouse, but they are even better when Hamilton is healthy and productive. Hamilton is feeling better, but we also know how fragile he is. If he is feeling pain he is probably going to try to play through it, but that could be a detriment to his overall play. He has another couple of days before he has to get into game action so hopefully he's almost 100 percent by the time Thursday night rolls around.Analyst: David Kerr
The Angels were very cautious with Hamilton during the last month of the regular season so he would be healthy for the postseason. It looks like they made the right moves because Hamilton is going be ready for the ALDS and the Angels desperately need his bat in the lineup.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
We have only seen Josh Hamilton play one game since September 4 due to right shoulder, chest, and rib cage injuries. All signs are pointing to him playing left field for Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The veteran outfielder has received a whopping 12 cortisone shots over the past couple of weeks to deal with the injuries. He finished the season batting .263 which is 30 points lower than his career average of .295. Analyst: Drew Phelps
Hamilton has logged only 14 at-bats in the month of September making it hard to remain optimistic that he will be able to get back in the starting lineup in the postseason. Consider him day-to-day until more news is released in his condition. Analyst: Matthew Beck