Next up is the American League West! Let’s take a look at each team and see their spring training stars!
2B Robinson Cano: In 16 games, Cano has hit a whopping 7 home runs and driven in 16 runs while batting .388. He’s getting on base at a .423 clip this spring.
RP Mayckol Guaipe: In 11.2 innings pitched, Guiape has only surrendered 3 ER in 8 games. He’s also held opponents to a .150 batting average. Mayckol has a WHIP of 0.68 this March while striking out 6.
2B Rougned Odor: In 12 games, Odor has batted .417 with a SLG percentage of .817. Odor has hit 4 long balls while driving in 11 runs.
RP Andrew Faulkner: In 8 games and 11 innings, Faulkner has only given up 1 ER and struck out 8. With an ERA of 0.82, opponent BA of .139, and a WHIP of 0.73, Faulkner has definitely been impressive this Spring Training.
SS Carlos Correa: Correa has continued his success from last year which garnered him the AL Rookie of the Year award into this spring. Correa is batting .432 and has an OBP of .532 in 15 games. The phenom has hit 4 dingers and driven in 9 this spring.
RP Michael Feliz: Although his performance wasn’t enough to be on the Opening Day roster, Feliz has a good chance of being called up when needed sometime this year. His spring stats didn’t hurt his chances at all. In 14 innings pitched, Feliz has only given up 2 ER for an ERA of 1.29. His opponents are batting a mere .216 against the reliever who has a WHIP of 1.21. Feliz has also struck out 12 batters in the five games he’s played in.
3B Danny Valenica: In 15 games, Valenica has hit 5 HRs and driven in 15. He’s batting a solid .333 and has a OBP of .375.
OF Josh Reddick: Reddick has played well throughout spring and his stats reflect that. Through 15 games, Reddick has batted .415 with an OBP of .510. His slugging percentage is .634. Reddick has also hit one home run and has driven in 10 runs. He’s also getting on base in other ways as he’s collected 8 base on balls.
RP Ryan Dull: Dull has yet to give up a run in 9.1 innings of work this spring. He’s only given up 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 12 batters. Opponents are batting a dismal .091 against him. Dull has an excellent WHIP of 0.54 this spring.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:
OF Mike Trout: Through 19 games, the former MVP winner has hit .388 while collecting a total of 8 extra-base hits, 4 of this coming of the long ball variety. He’s also walked 8 times to push his OBP to .466 and has driven in 15 runs. Trout has also swiped 3 bags while getting caught twice.
OF Daniel Nava: Through 17 games, Nava is batting a robust .462. He’s hit 2 home runs and has driven in 10 runs. With 10 walks, Nava’s OBP is up to a stellar .588. Besides his 2 dingers, Nava also has 5 other extra-base hits.
RP A.J. Achter: A non-roster invitee to the Angels’ spring camp, Achter performed well. Through 9.2 innings, Achter has only given up 1 ER and struck out 9. With an ERA of 0.93, an opponent BA of .189, and a WHIP of 0.83, Achter is definitely raising some eyebrows this spring.
That’s it for the AL West! We’ll soon take a look at the AL East before moving on to the Senior Circuit. Who’s had the best spring in your opinion? Anyone else stand out to you?