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Michael Trout Los Angeles Angels Outfield

Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels

Michael Nelson Trout was born on August 7, 1991 in Millville, New Jersey. He is one of the outfielders of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He stands 6’ 1” and weighs 200lbs.

Trout was drafted by the Angels 25th overall in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He has an impressive record of hitting .360 with one home run, 25 runs batted in and 13 stolen bases in 164 at bats over 39 games. He ended the season, hitting .267 over 15 at bats in five games while playing for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Trout is one of the top prospects in baseball and was named the second best overall prospect by Baseball America, during their midseason update in July 2010. He was also named 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year

In 2011, He made his major league debut that night, going 0–3 with 2 flyouts and a groundout.  Trout was named Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year and outfielder on Baseball America’s 2011 Minor League All Star team. Trout hit his first major league home run against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mark Worrell on July 24, 2011.

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Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels

Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels
Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels

Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels Right Feilder

Torii Hunter is one of the great players in the world of baseball.  He is currently the right fielder for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Born on July 18, 1975, Torii Hunter from Pine Bluff Arkansas was an active baseball player during his student days.  In fact, he was selected as the Twins’ first-round pick in 1993 out of high school.  He was a successful player and was named Twins’ Minor League Player of the Week and Player of the Month.  

Torii Hunter is a cousin of a former MLB outfielder Choo Freeman.  Hunter lives during the off-season in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex suburb of Prosper, Texas.  Hunter led the Twins in at bats, home runs and outfield assists with 14 – tied for second best in the league, in 2001.  Moreover, he was also second in RBI and total bases, leading the team to their first winning season since 1992; he led all major league center fielders in range factor 3.29, and was also named Best Defensive Outfielder in the American League by Baseball America.  As his success continued, a new beginning was set for Hunter as he turned down a three-year, $45,000,000 deal in August of 2007 from the Twins and signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim worth $90,000,000; replacing Gary Matthews Jr. as the everyday center fielder.

Hunter was also noted as rank 44th on the list of Sporting News’ 50 greatest current players in baseball.  On June 13, 2009, Hunter hit three home runs in one game against the San Diego Padres and it was the first time in his career he had achieved the feat with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Hunter remains successful with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and even won his ninth consecutive Gold Glove Award for the outfield as announced on November 10, 2009.In addition to that, it was announced two days later that he won a silver slugger award; he batted .299 with 22 homers and 90 RBI’s.  Hunter collected his 1000th RBI off of Joakim Soria that was also a go-ahead two run home run to give the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim a 9-8 advantage.  It was a game which the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim finally won 10-8 and Hunter was the 268th player to collect 1,000 RBI.

As the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continues to flourish, Torii Hunter will always be a part of the Angels’ journey in the world of Major League Baseball.

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Peter Bourjos Los Angeles Angeles

Peter Bourjos Los Angeles Angels

Peter Bourjos Los Angeles Angels

Peter Christopher Bourjos was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on March 31, 1987. He is the son of former San Francisco Giants outfielder Chris Bourjos.

He attended the Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Scottsdale in Arizona. In 2005 he joined the Angels Baseball team. He became the Major League Baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

In 2009, Bourjos was recognized as the Angels minor league system’s Defensive Player of the year.  The Angels bought his contract and added him to their 40-man roster to prevent him from being selected by another team in the Rule 5 Draft.

He was also named the second best prospect in the Angels system, the ‘Fastest Baserunner’ and the ‘Best Defensive Outfielder’ in 2010.

Towards the end of season 2011, Bourjos became the all around center fielders of the game. He has shown impressive defensive skills in the field.

The Angels expects Bourjos mold his game into the leadoff spot in 2012. You can see Bourjos and the rest of the Los Angeles Angels play live buy purchasing Angels Tickets. We stock all Angels games at Angel Stadium including the Freeway Angels Vs Dodgers Tickets, Angels Vs Yankees Tickets and Angels Vs Red Sox Tickets.

Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Angels

Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Angels

Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Angels

Bob Kelly Abreu or “Bobby” was born on March 11, 1974, in Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela. He is a professional Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder player that was playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Abreu is nicknamed as “El Comedulce” and also “La Luche” and a two-time All-Star, won a Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award.

Bobby Abreu was signed by the Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 1990 and he debuted in MLB on September 1, 1996 for the Houston Astros. Abreu played for the Houston Astros in 1996 to 1997, but traded to Philadelphia Phillies which he began playing in 1998 to 2006. He was traded again to the New York Yankees and played for two seasons (2006 to 2008).

Leading the league games was one of his greatest achievements. Bobby Abreu was major league leader in defense among active players in outfield assists. Abreu is also one of the active ballplayers in doubles, third in walks, at stolen bases he was in sixth and he was ninth in on-base percentage. He is also famous for his plate discipline when he led the American League in 2009 by his percent in pitches.

Bobby Abreu Awards and Recognition

  • 1996 Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Year
  • 1999 Venezuelan Winter League All-Star OF
  • 1999 Venezuelan Winter League Player of the Year
  • 1999 Philadelphia Phillies Player of the Year
  • 2000 Philadelphia Phillies Player of the Year
  • 2001 Philadelphia Phillies Player of the Year
  • 2004 NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)
  • 2004 MLB All-Star
  • 2005 NL Player of the Month (April)
  • 2005 NL Gold Glove Award (OF)
  • 2005 MLB All-Star
  • 2005 Winner of the Home Run Derby at the MLB All-Star game.
  • 2009 AL Player of the Month (July)

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Los Angeles Angels = Offseason Noise

The Clippers were not the only team in Los Angeles to land major acquisitions over the offseason.   Similar to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made major offseason noise.    The only difference is that they did not have to use any trade bait to land their big catches.

For months, the race for Albert Pujols was a two-team race between the St Louis Cardinals and the rags-to riches Miami Marlins.   Having locked in Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle and Heath Bell, the Marlins would arguably have had the greatest offseason in the history of sports if they landed Pujols.   However, the Marlins were not willing to give Pujols a no-trade clause, an obvious dealbreaker for the Pujols camp.    One cannot blame the Cardinals for being unwilling to hamper their payroll on one man after an incredible World Series run.   With or without Pujols, they have a solid team and could utilize that free cap space to shore up any weak points.

Like a thief in the night, the Angels snatched Albert Pujols via a 10 year, 254 million dollar contract with a much desired no-trade clause.     And the shopping spree wasn’t over yet.    Later on in the day, the Angels snatched Rangers ace C.J Wilson with a 5 year, 77.5 million contract.

Without a doubt, Dec 8th 2011 had to be one of the five greatest days in the history of the Angels.  It was as if actor Christopher Lloyd resumed his role in the Disney film “Angels in the Outfield”.      It’s not every day that a franchise makes a big splash with a potential Hall of Fame slugger (Please don’t let it come out that he did roids!) and a pitching ace.     All of this was accomplished by GM Jerry Dipoto.  In less than 3 months, he’s accomplished more than many GMs in other sports:   Isiah Thomas as the Knicks GM, Matt Millen as Detroit Lions GM:  Kevin McHale as Timberwolves GM.

He’s managed to lock up All-Star 2B Howie Kendrick for the next four years and avoided arbitration with Erik Bybar 3 days ago.

The Angels have a starting rotation that includes:  CJ Wilson, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana and Jared Weaver.    Not too shabby.   However, it’s not always how you start; it’s how you finish games.   Finishing games was a major issue for the Angels last year.   As it stands, the bullpen is a major question mark.   Besides the signing of veteran relief pitcher Latroy Hawkins, little has been done to address that question mark into a clear answer.    The Angels blew more saves than any other teamin the MLB last year.  Jordan Walden was Mr. Unreliable.     One has to ponder whether the Angels made a significant boo-boo by not investing in the bullpen enough over this offseason.   With all the moves made, it’s not like they can do much about it now.    They will have to revisit this issue at the July trade deadline.

Overall, they’ve landed one of the greatest hitters of our time.  A man who may be headed right for Barry Bond’s all time-HR record.    Conventional wisdom may see a 10 year contract with a no-trade clause for a 32 year old slugger as risky, but Albert Pujols has been in Beast mode ever since he’s entered the league and shows no signs of slowing down.   Now that he’s in the AL, he will certainly become a DH in the very near future in spite of the fact that he fields his position well.

A stellar offseason has put the Angels as a contender for the 2012 season.

Look out, Texas Rangers.

Huge day for the Los Angeles Angels

Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols agreed Thursday to a $254 million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Pujols’ contract, which is subject to a physical, is the second-highest in baseball history and only the third to break the $200 million barrier, following Alex Rodriguez’s $252 million, 10-year deal with Texas before the 2001 season and A-Rod’s $275 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees before the 2008 season.

“This is a monumental day for Angel fans and I could not be more excited,” owner Arte Moreno said in a statement.

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