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Call to the Pen Nov 21, 2020

Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani’s pathetic 2020

No one needs to tell Los Angeles Angels two way star Shohei Ohtani that he struggled in 2020. He is perfectly aware of that fact. The 2020 season was supposed to be the return of the most intriguing experiment in the majors. Shohei Ohtani had recovered from Tommy John surgery and was set to return […] Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani’s pathetic 2020 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Halos Heaven Nov 18, 2020
2020 review: Justin Anderson

2020 review: Justin Anderson

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Tommy John surgery in July ended his 2020 and will impact his 2021 Some season reviews are shorter than others. Such is the case with Justin Anderson, whose 2020 season was wiped out by Tommy John surgery in July. The right-hander had a 4.75 ERA in 111 games in relief for the Angels in 2018-19, but his peripherals painted a better picture, with 127 strikeouts in 102⅓ innings and a 4.10 FIP. Anderson’s 27.7-percent strikeout rate was second-best among all Angels who threw more than one inning in 2018-19, trailing only Shohei Ohtani. But...
Halos Heaven Nov 18, 2020
Perry Minasian had high praise for Shohei Ohtani

Perry Minasian had high praise for Shohei Ohtani

Photo by John McCoy/ New Angels GM has high praise for the 2-way player Among the challenges that lie ahead for new Angels general manager Perry Minasian is how to properly utilize Shohei Ohtani, who had a disastrous 2020 third season in the majors. Ohtani hit just .190/.291/.366 with seven home runs in 44 games as a batter. His pitching was limited to two short starts, allowing seven runs while recording a total of five outs. It was a far cry from the dynamic two-way player who ran away with the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2018, posting a 151 OPS+ with...
Call to the Pen Nov 7, 2020

Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani remaining in two way role

The Los Angeles Angels are preparing to enter the 2021 season with Shohei Ohtani as a two way player once again. When Shohei Ohtani was signed by the Los Angeles Angels in 2018, he was expected to fundamentally change baseball. He was a true two way player, a power hitting outfielder/designated hitter and a dominant […] Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani remaining in two way role - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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