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The Angels Would Trade Mark Trumbo For Pitching

The Angels Would Trade Mark Trumbo For Pitching

Buster Olney reported today that Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo is available for pitching.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/395134402184753153

That news already has Pirates fans salivating, since the Pirates have a need at first base, a need in the middle of the order, and have a lot of pitching. The big thing that stands out with Trumbo is his power. He has hit 95 home runs over the last three years. There might be some fantasy baseball analysis involved with Trumbo, as he doesn't do much beyond the home runs. He's got a career .768 OPS, including a .747 mark in 2013. He strikes out a ton, with a career 25% strikeout rate, and a 27% rate in 2013. He did increase his walks last year, but only to 8%, and his career 6.3% isn't strong.

Trumbo is basically Pedro Alvarez at first base. He hits a ton of home runs, he doesn't draw a lot of walks, and he strikes out too much. Alvarez strikes out more than Trumbo, but also draws more walks. It's not a bad thing to be a three tr...

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