Could Ben Revere Be The Biggest Steal This Off-Season?

Updated: February 12, 2017

The Los Angeles Angels signed outfielder Ben Revere earlier this off-season. He will likely compete for playing time in left field, but could be a huge steal for the Halos.

The 2016 season was not a great year for speedster Ben Revere. He hit .217/.260/.300 with two home runs and 24 RBI in 103 games with the Washington Nationals. The good news is that Revere see a bounce back season in 2017.

Revere has put together a strong career in the Major Leagues. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 2007 amateur draft by the Minnesota Twins. He spent three seasons with the Twins before he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2o12. Once he joined the Phillies his career took off.

He hit .303/.331/.363 with three home runs and 71 RBI in two and a half seasons with the Phillies. Revere stole 95 bases while with the Phillies, and led the National League in hits with 184 in 2014. Revere was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays mid-season in 2015.

He only played 56 games with the Blue Jays before he was traded to the Nationals in 2016. Before 2016 Revere had two straight seasons with over 180 hits and three straight .300 plus batting average seasons. Revere was a high-caliber hitter, but the 2016 season was a struggle for him.

Revere was granted his release and signed with the Halos this off-season. He signed a one-year $4 million deal, which is a steal for the Angels. If Revere can have a bounce back year and perform like he did prior to 2016, the Angels just found their leadoff hitter. It’s a small deal that even if the Angels aren’t in contention they can trade Revere for prospects if he’s having a successful season. This deal is a win-win for both the Angels and Ben Revere.

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