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Grant Green 2014 Outlook

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Green is coming.

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Grant Green -- now, outfielder Grant Green? -- will be added to the Angels roster before Friday's opener of a series against the Texas Rangers. The Angels cleared a roster spot by sending down reliever Yoslan Herrera after Wednesday's game.

Green, who was among the final players cut before opening day, hit .349 with two homers and 28 RBI in the first month of the season at Salt Lake City.

He started the past six games in left field, after playing solely on the infield since the Angels acquired him last July from the Oakland A's. The A's had tried him in the outfield in the minors in 2012.

The Angels currently are without both of their starting corner outfielders, as Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun are on the disabled list for at least another three weeks. J.B. Shuck, who has been playing left field, is hitting .156. Collin Cowgill, who has played mostly right, is hitting .293.

It's not yet clear if the Angels would be comfortable with Green starting in the outfield. Asked about it on Sunday in New York, Manager Mike Scioscia said the move to the outfield was simply to improve Green's versatility.

So far Green has only played second base in the majors, but he played second, third and shortstop in spring training.

2B eligibilty in yahoo.

expectations?

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Added him even though I have Kendrick as a Angel 2B...Might as well see what the kid has being in a 20 team league.

Those numbers are nothing to sneeze at.

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Yes need some reviews here, added him trying to catch lightning in a bottle in my keeper league since I need help at 2b. Any input here on expectations?

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You don't understand... Grant Green is made out of People!!! It's people! Tell everybody!

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Not much speed, not much power so he'd be a BA add hoping he could work himself into the lineup once Hamiltion returns. Where he hits would be important too since he lacks elite tools....

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I also needed a 2B in my 20 teamer and people were sending horrible junk trades so I looked at the news and he is coming. I know. COOL STORY BRO. ew.

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He got 140 AB in 2013 should we expect much different? I think his contact rate should improve, but his BA might not, depends if a 36% hit rate on balls in play is sustainable for him. Like Patrick said, not much power, he does have speed but not a basestealer.

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Worth a flier in deep mixed leagues if you have a spot and need BA help. He never batted under .291 in the minors and has a career BA of .309 over 2337 PAs. Not sure what to expect as far as power, but he's not a speed guy.

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Already a thread started on him yesterday:

http://forums.rotoworld.com/index.php?showtopic=439734

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Worth a flier in deep mixed leagues if you have a spot and need BA help. He never batted under .291 in the minors and has a career BA of .309 over 2337 PAs. Not sure what to expect as far as power since he played in the PCL, but he's never been a basestealer.

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The appeal here is he is a solid hitter overall and from the sounds of it, the Halos will be using him all over. He played LF for a bit in AAA over the past week or so since they need to find a better option than JB Shuck. He's got experience at 2B/3B/SS as well

basically, he could be their super utility guy who plays all over here and there to give players a rest. Maybe he gets some AB's at DH vs LHP as well

Deep leagues and AL-only are about where I'd consider an add

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I remember when this guy was a lock for the #1 pick in the draft maybe 5-6 years ago, flashing elite tools in college during his junior year. Then he just fell off a cliff the following year, fell to the A's in the midrounds of the 1st round, and has pretty much underwhelmed since.

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Any chance he replaces Freese at some point?

Highly unlikely. Freese is starting to hit.

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Looking over his stats in the minors it looks like he has now power (given playing in the PCL), and no speed, average to below average plate discipline, and makes solid contact. I really see nothing too useful about an empty .280 player

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Yea , a little strange to call a guy up and not start him

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Yea , a little strange to call a guy up and not start him

Although I wouldn't put it past the Angels to do something like that.

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What do you guys think this guy's playing time will look like when Calhoun comes back? He seems to be hitting pretty well so far, but with Calhoun due back soon and Hamilton making his way back, where does this guy fit in? When Hamilton and Calhoun are healthy, those two along with Trout will be in the OF, and Kendrick has 2B locked down. I've read Green can play 3B, any chance he plays there with Freese and Stewart both kind of banged up and not doing much when they are playing?

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How do you guys see his AB's ROS?

I still see him platooning. Even with Ibanez being cut, that only opens the DH spot for Cron. He is going to get the occasional start over Aybar and Kendrick, like yesterday, but that Angel outfield is still over loaded even without Green. Calhoun, Cowgill, Trout, Hamilton. I don't see him being a big contributor unless there is an infield injury or something drastic in the outfield.

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