1B - LAA
Angels first baseman Jared Walsh drove in two runs with a triple on Saturday and also scored a run, continuing his hot hitting with a 2-for-5 performance in a loss to the Dodgers.
In what has been yet another frustrating season for the Angels overall, missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, the emergence of Walsh (.302 AVG, .994 OPS) this September as the team’s everyday first baseman has proven to be a rare bright spot for the club heading in to next season.
Walsh connected for a solo home run to lead off the fifth inning off of Dodgers reliever Brusdar Graterol in an eventual loss on Friday night. Walsh finished the game 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI.
Walsh continues to reward fantasy owners who added him earlier this month, hitting his ninth home run during the month of September. In only 30 games this season, Walsh is hitting .297/.659/.983 with 9 HR, 18 R, and 24 RBI and seems destined to be the Angels every-day first baseman in 2021.
Angels first baseman Jared Walsh failed to record a hit in five at-bats on Wednesday, snapping his career-long hitting streak at 14 games.
September has been a breakout month for the 27-year-old slugger who has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball for the past few weeks. Walsh has cooled a bit over the past week but did crush a grand slam on Monday. He’s slashing .291/.640/.959 in 29 games this season to go along with 8 HR, 17 R, and 23 RBI.
Jared Walsh continued his scorching September stretch by hammering a 3-1 fastball from Kyle Gibson to straight-away centerfield in the bottom of the fourth inning for his first career grand slam. Walsh finished 1-for-4 on the afternoon but sure made the most of his one hit on the day while picking up 4 RBI.
The grand slam extends Walsh’s hitting streak to 13 games and now gives him eight home runs for the month. Walsh (.312 AVG, 1.035 OPS) continues to reward fantasy owners who were astute enough to grab him two weeks ago and his grand slam today could not have come at a better time in what is the first day of the finals in many H2H leagues. The left-handed slugger has made a heck of an impression this month and surely has earned himself a shot at being the Halos regular first baseman in 2021.
Angels first baseman Jared Walsh extended his hitting streak to 12 games during Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Rangers. Walsh finished 1-for-4 with a single, yet he failed to score a run or drive in a run for the second consecutive game.
After an astonishing streak that saw Walsh both score a run and drive in a run in for nine consecutive games, Walsh has now failed to do so in back-to-back games, perhaps a sign that the scorching hot lefty is starting to cool off a bit. Regardless, Walsh continues to contribute, slashing a Freddie Freeman-esque .315/.685/1.022 on the season and likely has helped propel many fantasy owners into the finals this coming week. He should be owned everywhere.