3 players for Los Angeles Angels to target this offseason

Sep 20, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling (48) is removed from the game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 20, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling (48) is removed from the game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jean Segura

In theory, the Los Angeles Angels middle infield should be in decent shape.

David Fletcher is an excellent defensive player whose glove makes up for a below average bat. Luis Renfigo had a breakout season in 2022, posting a career best 103 OPS+ with 17 homers. However, Renfigo’s 3.3% walk rate and overall soft contact means that regression is likely coming. Chances are that he will revert back to being a utility man once more.

This leaves a hole open at second once again. And it leaves another space where the Angels need to find someone capable of providing at least a competent bat in the lineup. Jean Segura may not do anything specifically great, but he also does a little bit of everything while making solid contact and getting on base at a respectable clip.

Segura is not tied to second either. He does have extensive experience at short, although it has been a few years since he had spent a great deal of time at the position. While he may not be needed at short, he could slide over for a few games over the course of the season to keep his solid production in the lineup.

The Los Angeles Angels need to add competence to their lineup. Jean Segura may not be a star, but he could be a solid piece to make their lineup better.

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