Cameron Maybin Is an Upgrade at Left Field

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Updated: November 8, 2016

A day after the MLB season was officially over the Angels made headlines by completing a trade that brings Outfielder Cameron Maybin to the team. This looks to be a great trade by the Halos and could potentially end the left field woes they have had as of late.

But how does Maybin stack up against the Angels current left fielders? Recently they have lacked a guy who is consistent enough to stay in left field and produce at the plate.

Rafael Ortega who saw the most play at Left Field finished the season batting .232 with 1 HR and 16 RBIs, and Shane Robinson;the other returning player who shared Left Field hit .173 with a measly 10 RBIs and also just one home run. As you can see that part of the Angels lineup needs to be fixed BADLY.

On the bright side Maybin had the best year of his career when he has had over 300 at bats with career highs in Batting Average, On Base Percentage, and Slugging Percentage, he finished with a .315/.383/.418 line, hitting 4 Homeruns and knocking in 43 runs.

When comparing Maybin to the left fielders who started for the Halos in the 2016 season it seems that it isn’t even close. Maybin will be an upgrade to a depleted left field the Angels desperately need to deal with if they want to contend next season.

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