Arizona Diamondbacks

Series Preview # 16: Diamondbacks @ Angels

“We [the Angels ] have had some guys that have not been able to consistently deliver to what their projections are or what their accustomed level is.” – Billy Eppler.

As a result of under-performance, three Diamondbacks players have recently been given significant playing time: Daulton Varsho , Tim Locastro , and Josh Rojos.

Angels' PlayerOPSDiamondbacks' PlayerOPSAngels' PlayerOPSDiamondbacks' PlayerOPS Mike Trout1.057Christian Walker .815Anthony Rendon .976Andy Young .767Tommy La Stella .845Tim Locastro .765Brian Goodwin .793Kole Calhoun .763Max Stassi .791David Peralta .733potential wildcardpotential wildcardJustin Upton .657Ketel Marte (IL) .731 Data from Baseball Reference through 10 September.

On 5 September, his maximum release speed on his fastball of 90.38 broke 90 for the first time this season (Brooks Baseball).

Meaning: Michael Aday, who calls himself meatloaf, had a 1977 hit song Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad .

“My point is to move this thing [success of the Angels] forward, I want to create this method that incorporates both.” – Joe Maddon

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