Cliff Pennington

Angels mailbag: Why are they such good base stealers but below-average base runners?

Angels mailbag: Why are they such good base stealers but below-average base runners?

Hello, Angel fans. Your favorite team just beat Boston and New York in consecutive road series, and Mike Trout is inching closer to a return. Things are looking up. The Angels are 40-39, which translates to an 82-win pace for a full season.

Let us get to some questions and answers about the ballclub.

It does appear a bit odd, but I think there’s a perfectly valid reason for this. The Angels steal a lot of bases because they have several fast players: Cameron Maybin, Eric Young Jr. and Mike Trout, mostly. They also have three players who are not particularly fast but are good baserunners: Danny Espinosa, Cliff Pennington and Andrelton Simmons....

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