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Orange County Register Feb 27, 2015
Angels Notes: Job sharing at second, Garrett Richards update, Kyle Kubitza

Angels Notes: Job sharing at second, Garrett Richards update, Kyle Kubitza

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The second base competition is so wide open that no one may win it. Asked Friday morning about the battle for the job -- which includes Josh Rutledge, Grant Green, Johnny Giavotella and Taylor Featherston -- Mike Scioscia threw out...
Halos Heaven Feb 12, 2015

Johnny Giavotella and Jett Bandy: Top Angels Prospect Performances of 2014

Taking a look at the minor league campaigns of both Johnny Giavotella and Jett Bandy. 20. Johnny Giavotella, 26, AAA. 2.6 WAR, .308/.373/.440 with 7 HR and 20 SB Short stature, bat-to-ball skills, plate discipline, playable speed and meh defense all lend Giavotella something of a Shuck vibe. There are certainly worse place holders. Working in his favor is an unusual but persistent reverse platoon split, whereby he hits righties better than lefties. In the majors, that's only meant that he's slightly less bad against same handers (he's hit just .170/.264. against change-ups and splitters...

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