2022 Player Outlook
Mayfield struggled a bit with Seattle last season, but he turned a corner in Los Angeles, hitting 10 home runs with five stolen bases in 75 games for the Angels. Now, he only hit .224 and his xBA of .187 raises quite the red flag heading in 2022. One thing that wasn't consistent last season with the Angels and Mariners was that he hit lefties better than righties. Mayfield very well could win an everyday spot in the infield, as shortstop is wide open for the time being. However, the Angels could implement a platoon at shortstop, and if Mayfield gets the at-bats against southpaws, he's already starting on the lesser side. With a regular workload, he could be a guy that hits 10-15 home runs with 8-10 stolen bases, but there's no guarantee of an everyday job at this point for Mayfield.