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Angels' SS Jose Iglesias went 4-for-5 with four singles and a run scored in a losing effort to the Oakland A's on Monday.
Monday marked Iglesias's first four-hit performance of the season. Prior to the game, Iglesias was slashing .267/.299/.390. Following Monday's game, he is now slashing .280/.311/.400. Iglesias has recorded multi-hit games in three of his last five games, and he will look to continue his offensive successes in Tuesday's matchup with Oakland.
Angels' SS Jose Iglesias went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout en route to an 8-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
On the surface, it seems as though Iglesias has been a slight tick above average at the plate thus far in 2021, with five home runs, 18 RBIs, and slashing .266/.297/.384. However, Iglesias ranks in the bottom-10 percent among all hitters in average exit velocity, barrel percentage, hard hit percentage, chase rate, and walk percentage. To make matters worse, he's hitting just .111 in June. Until Iglesias starts to turn it around, he's best to remain on waivers.
Jose Iglesias left Tuesday's game after seemingly pulling his hamstring while running out a double, and he will now miss Wednesday's game due to the injury.
It's rough news for fantasy owners, as Iglesias had just begun to get on a role at the plate, as he is now hitting .283 on the season with an OPS of .714. In his place, second baseman Jose Rojas will see playing time as INF David Fletcher slides over to shortstop.
Jose Iglesias ended up going 1-4 on Friday, but that one hit was a long one as he took A's pitcher James Kaprielian deep for his fourth home run of the season.
Iglesias being the lead off batter of a talented lineup bodes well for his fantasy value, but he has to do a better job of getting on base for that value to have merit. Iglesias is now hitting .277 with a .679 OPS in 2021.
Jose Iglesias went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Indians.
The good news for Iglesias is that he has been hitting leadoff for the Angels, which should give him plenty of chances to score runs. The bad news is that he needs to increase his .297 OBP if he wants to stay there. He is rosterable in deeper leagues, but also droppable in smaller leagues.