Howie Kendrick's sixth home run of the season Tuesday against the Royals was justification enough for me to move him up my rankings. But the Angels second baseman is still only 15th at the weak second base position. Quite simply, I don't think he's this much of a home run hitter.
Granted, he's not the guy who hit only eight last year either, but even the 18 he piled up in 2011 might be beyond his reach....
Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick hit his sixth home run Tuesday against Kansas City.Kendrick finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and the RBI. At this point, Kendrick is having the typical Kendrick year -- his .288/.321/.438 season line is nearly indistinguishable from his .291/.328/.428 career line.
“Last season was a huge disappointment for Kendrick who went from a player that hit 18 HRs in 2010, finished 2011 with 8. He had elbow surgery as soon as the season was over and now could find himself batting cleanup for the cleanup behind Albert Pujols/Josh Hamilton/Mark Trumbo. If that is the case, Kendrick could have a HUGE season with the Angels in 2013.”