LF,RF - CHC - MiLB
Rafael Ortega went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in the first game of Thursday's double header against the Mets. He appeared as a pinch-hitter in the second game but struck out.
Through 29 games, Ortega is batting .246/.295/.289 with 10 runs, seven RBI, and five stolen bases. He has some appeal in deeper leagues solely because he gets regular playing time.
Rafael Ortega went 2-for-3 with his first career home run on Wednesday. It was a three-run home run in the 8th inning. He also collected a walk and two runs in the game.
Ortega has been the Angels primary left fielder with both Danial Nava and Craig Gentry on the DL. He has done good in his stint hitting .275 with a .318 on-base percentage. With the Angels not having a true left fielder, Ortega might earn himself more playing time when both Nava and Gentry are healthy.
Rafael Ortega went 2-for-3 from the plate, driving in a pair of runs for the Angels in an 8-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Ortega's first appearance since May 18 was an impressive showing, although nothing to indicate an elongated run as a legitimate starter for Los Angeles.