• Welcome Guest
Angels

Welcome to the Angels.
Before posting, please review our Message Board Guidelines

    • Grade our infielders
  • To:All
  • 1/18/13
  • game_face

Offense, defense.

Be tough, be real.

  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • Angeleer
C-
  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • halos13

C-? Well that's being tough! But I'd have to disagree.

Pujols has to be an A (especially if you are rating career)

Kendrick is at least avg (C) maybe a B if he hits like he did in 2011.

Aybar is at least a B (under rated by most Angel fans IMO). Gold glove defense with. 290 avg anreat baseball instincts. Plus good power for a shortstop

Callaspo is a C, above avg defense, maybe a little below avg hitter, for a 3B. But his OBP. And contact help. Poor instincts and base running hurt.

Of course that's just my opinion and I could be wrong!

  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • Angeleer
Ok... A+B+C+C = either a B- or C+. That's not that far off my grade, but then I'm not being optomistic
  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • halos13
Fair enough..I'd say B- and if Howie
steps up it could be a B
  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • BigSchtick

"C-"...

I actually have more of a problem with giving Kendrick
a "decent grade" than I do with Callaspo..
(obviously would rate both Aybar & Albert higher)

  • Reply to this Message
Message 127422.7 was deleted
  • 1/18/13
  • Angel_Graffiti

Not Too Hard.

Puljos A+... EASY.

Kendrick... B. He's borderline top 10. That's a "B". EASY.

Aybar... A. At shortstop, do you know who was #1 in the major leagues in WAR last year. Eric Aybar.

Callaspo. B-. Top ten in WAR in 2012. Top ten in WAR in 2011. The minus is there because the position is getting better and he doesn't have a lot of upside.

That's real. Do people understand what we have?

  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • cuidado1

He cant move higher up in the top ten in WAR?

He can sure as He!! improve on 2012. I expect him to, given consistent playing time.

  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • Angel_Graffiti

Are you talking about Callaspo? There are lots of good young third basemen out there. I expect him to be better in 2013, but it will be tough to crack the top ten.

He could hit the top ten again, but he's not going to be top five.

Kendrick, Aybar and Puljos are all possible top five players at their position.

  • Reply to this Message
Message 127422.11 was deleted
  • 1/18/13
  • exileindc

>> GG SS and he always is near .300<<

Except in 2010 when he was near .250 and 2011 when he was at .280.

.315 is highly unlikely since he's never come close to that except one time four years ago. He could continue to make improvements to get nearer or possibly reach .300, but it would be a reach. He'll have to keep hitting more balls on the ground without starting to eat into his line drive rate.

Tough task, but doable. We'll see.

  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • cuidado1
Yeah, I meant Callaspo. I was VERY unclear. Apologies.
  • Reply to this Message
  • To:All
  • 1/18/13
  • angelfanpdx
E
  • Reply to this Message
  • 1/18/13
  • Callinuout

That's real. Do people understand what we have?

....

But do they all hit for power and are they at least 6ft tall? Yes, I am being sarcastic.

  • Reply to this Message
Message 127422.16 was deleted
  • 1/18/13
  • Angel_Graffiti

I don't think people realize how good our infield and outfield really are.

Who are Trumbo and Bourjos? They could be OK and this could still be a great starting nine. Not good. Great.

  • Reply to this Message
Powered by Mzinga