The June 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout will play Tuesday, Angels to focus on pitching in draft and much more…
The Story: Mike Trout is expected to be ready to play when the Angels start their series with Houston today.
The Monkey Says: And Angel fans everywhere breath a deep, deep sigh of relief.
The Story: The Angels intend to focus on stockpiling pitchers in the upcoming draft.
The Monkey Says: Or so they say. Every mock I have seen has them selecting C/OF Kyle Schwarber. I’d hope they go for pitching in the first round, but a lot of that might depend on who is actually available.
The Story: Mike Trout was taken first overall in ESPN’s franchise player draft.
The Monkey Says: Which is, of course, meaningless. But at least I told you all that you cared to know so that you don’t have to scroll through all of the inanity that is Jim Bowden in that chat.
The Story: Mike Trout remains the leading vote-getter for the 2014 All-Star Game.
The Monkey Says: But Joey Bats is nipping at his heels because dingers and Canada.
The Story: Albert Pujols is one of the top hitters when looking at the average number of “hard-hit” balls he hits.
The Monkey Says: This is a sign of hope that his numbers will improve, though not a guarantee. He may be hitting the ball hard, but it isn’t translating to actual hits as much as it should.
The Story: Garrett Richards has one of the lowest hard-hit ball averages so far this season.
The Monkey Says: Thus shedding some light on how he has been able to succeed this year, though it remains to be seen if it is actually sustainable.