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In Mike Trout's shadow, David Freese putting up old-school numbers

In Mike Trout's shadow, David Freese putting up old-school numbers

Mike Trout leads the Angels in runs batted in. No surprise there. Mike Trout leads the Angels in pretty much everything. But the player who ranks second in RBIs? David Freese, who has nine home runs and 29 RBIs. That puts him on pace for 27 homers and 87 RBIs, each of which would be a career high. The RBI statistic has been diminished with the advent of analytics, essentially because a player cannot control how many teammates are on base when he bats. On the other hand, as Freese put it: "Obviously, more runs than the other team allows you to win games, so RBI and runs are definitely very important." Freese has come to bat with runners in scoring position more often...

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