Halo Headlines: Scioscia upset over replay call, Aybar bouncing back defensively

The June 11th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia upset over replay call, Aybar bouncing back defensively and much more…

The Story: Mike Scioscia was upset over the replay decision that overturned Mike Trout’s homer on Monday night.
The Monkey Says: He was so mad that the yellow line on top of the wall was repainted after the game. That is only a slightly crazy overreaction, but he has a valid point in that it did not appear that there was irrefutable evidence in the video to justify changing the call.

The Story: Erick Aybar has rebounded defensively this season.
The Monkey Says: As usual with players, Aybar cares not for advanced metrics. However, he did confirm my suspicion that his defense (and likely basestealing as well) took a hit because his heel bothered him all of the 2013 season.

The Story: Looking at how amazing Mike Trout’s grand slam against Chris Sale really was.
The Monkey Says: Honestly, I really don’t know why pitchers try and pitch Trout down in the zone. The Sale pitch wasn’t even a mistake and he demolished that ball.

The Story: Analyzing the AL West draft classes.
The Monkey Says: The “no loud tools” position players thing is a growing trend for Ric Wilson and Jerry Dipoto. Clearly they prioritized pitching, but they have a ton of position players in their system who are solid, but don’t do any one thing particularly well. That profile makes for a system full of guys destined for reserve roles should they even reach the majors.

Garrett Wilson

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