Latest Update Hamilton will play Sunday in Game 3. Sat Oct, 04, 08:22 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.
Hamilton's been horrible so far in the playoffs, likely in part to him being rusty after missing the final 23 games of the regular season due to various ailments. While some bench options appear to be even more valuable than the hobbled veteran at this point, Scioscia will stick with Hamilton for at least one more game. Analyst: Ben Diamond
The question is whether Hamilton is doing more to hurt the Angels than he is to help them. As you know, Hamilton is one of the most injury prone players in all of baseball, but he's also extremely talented when healthy. If the Angels go down 2-0 to the Royals, Scioscia could make some changes to the lineup including a demotion to the bench for Josh Hamilton.Analyst: David Kerr
As was expected and announced earlier in the week. The bottom line is this: if he's healthy enough to play, he plays. His power potential is fantastic and the Angels need that bat in the middle of their lineup.Analyst: Howard Bender
If he's healthy enough to play, the Angels have to start him. It's really as simple as that. He's got tremendous power potential, so if he does get hot at the plate, then he's going to do some damage. If he doesn't, then it's no big deal and they quietly replace him. It's not like he was the reason they won the division, right?Analyst: Howard Bender