Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights
Trout being Mike Trout highlighted 2015 for the Angels. How can one argue with
36 homers, 115 runs and 111 runs batted in? Albert Pujols supported Trout and
showed he is far from done by hitting 28 home runs and adding 105 RBIs. On the
pitching side, Garrett Richards came out of practically nowhere and was great:
96.3 MPH average FB velocity; 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 8.75 K/9. Matt Shoemaker
on the hand came from even greater obscurity to win 16 games with very pretty
ratios )3.04 ERA and 1.07).
Kendrick has moved to Chavez Ravine and will man 2B for the Dodgers. Josh
Rutledge is now in town and will try to prove he can hit outside of Colorado.
On the pitching side, Andrew Heaney came over in the Kendrick trade and will be
asked to grow up on the job.
offense, the Angels will look a lot like the 2014 version. Trout and Pujols
will hit, Josh Hamilton will battle injuries, Kole Calhoun will be good but not
as good as the hype and David Freese will be alright but not nearly as good as
his World Series MVP days. On the pitching side, Huston Street will make all
the starters better by providing solid relief to a team that was atrocious in
the late innings in 2014.
Cron will get his at-bats and way outproduce his draft day cost. In 2014, Cron
hit 11 home runs and drove in 37 in just 242 at-bats. Hamilton will miss time
and Matt Joyce is just not good enough to hold Cron off. 20+ homers for minimal
cost is yours for the taking.
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