Halo of the Week

Updated: May 8, 2017

After going 6 – 1 last week, the Angels fell back into their old ways this week losing four out of their six games, including two out of three to both Seattle and Houston. In the last two games, the Halos also found themselves without their offensive leader as Mike Trout was out due to tightness in his hamstring and it showed as the Angels were only able to score five runs in those two games. Interestingly enough during this rough week, a few Angles were still able to produce at the plate and one of those players is my Halo of the week.

Halo of the Week

Yunel Escobar

.407 batting average           2 home runs           4 RBIs          zero errors

In a week that saw the Angels struggle, Escobar did all he could at the plate to keep his team in games. Beside hitting two home runs, both in Sunday’s loss to the the Astros, the Cuban native went 11 for 27 raising his batting average from .232 to .269 in six games. Unfortunately for Escobar, many of his hits came without runners in scoring position. If a few more Angels were able to get on base, Escobar could have produced a some runs and perhaps earned the Angels a victory or two. Even his two home runs Sunday were wasted as they didn’t help the Angels in the win column.

In the field, Escobar also looked sharp committing zero errors in 11 chances.

The Angels would be more than ecstatic if he can repeat his defensive season of 2012 where he compiled a dWAR of 2.4 while continuing to swing the bat at the same pace as this week.

The “We Knew What We Were Getting in the Beginning of the Season” Halo of the Week:

Danny Espinosa

0-14           5 strikeouts           Batting average dropped from .160 to .147


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