Ben Revere Continues Impressive Start to Spring

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Updated: March 1, 2017
Ben Revere

Spring Training just kicked off and outfielder Ben Revere has been impressive. The Angels signed Revere over the off-season on a one-year $4 million deal. He struggled in 2016, but has a good track record. The Halos took a chance on him, and he’s been a hitting machine.

In three games Revere is hitting .571 with four hits, two RBI, and two walks. It’s a small sample size, but Revere has been doing everything at the plate. The Halos took a chance on him hopeful he could bounce back, and they might have struck gold.

During the 2014 and ’15 campaigns Revere finished with a batting average over .300 with more than 180 hits each season. That’s not all, Revere also stole at least 30 bases both those seasons. Once Revere joined the Washington Nationals it all went downhill.

He hit .217 with 24 RBI in 103 games and was granted his release from the team. Revere signed with the Angels in an attempt to re-establish his value. He is likely going to platoon with outfielder Cameron Maybin in left field.

If Revere continues this hot streak he’s been on he might earn himself the starting role. Revere is a seven-year Major League veteran, and when consistent he’s one of the best leadoff hitters you could have on your team. If he can bounce back the Halos could have a deadly force at the top of their lineup.

Revere offers speed with an ability to make contact versus both lefty and right-handed hitters. Only 28 years old, the Angels might have found their next leadoff hitter if he continues this trend.

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