The LA Angels are lest than 3 weeks away from setting up Spring Instruction and there will be multiple battles for various positions. Third foundation wil be a person of the most intriguing competition.
The LA Angels incumbent at third foundation is Zack Cozart. Regardless of only actively playing 58 video games in 2018 due to a torn labrum in his shoulder, Cozart is nonetheless the most loved to earn the place for 2019, specifically because he is less than agreement for two far more seasons at shut to 13 million for every time. Hopefully Cozart will increase on his .219 batting typical with 5 dwelling runs and 18 RBIs.
Cozart had by no means played third foundation just before in the majors until last time with the Angels. He was a shortstop all over his profession until last time when he played 35 video games at third foundation and 16 video games at 2nd foundation. Cozart could also play at 2nd foundation this time depending on who wins every place.
The third foundation competition is basically among Cozart and rookie Taylor Ward although David Fletcher and Tommy LaStella could also see time at third as properly in 2019. Ward played the last 40 video games at third for the Angels in 2019 and strike .178 with six homers and 15 RBIs in 224 at-bats with 45 strikeouts and only nine walks.
Ward will have to improve his plate self-control in get to earn a roster place and also continue to clearly show the energy he did in 2018. Ward may end up getting a reserve if he can do these matters, if not he will probably commence 2019 in the small leagues.
As for David Fletcher and Tommy LaStella both equally could assume a utility job, on the other hand Fletcher seems to be the incumbent at 2nd foundation unless the Angels make another move this off-time such as signing Mike Moustakas or Josh Harrison.
Whatsoever occurs it will be an intensive competition this Spring and even however Cozart is the most loved Taylor Ward could unseat him if he plays properly this S