Los Angeles Angels: Predictions for the 2020 season

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Rendon hits .350+

In the past three seasons, Anthony Rendon has hit .300 or better and that all came by playing at least 135 games. As he’s hit .300 or better in three consecutive seasons, his average went up every year as he hit .301 in 2017, .308 in 2018 and .319 in 2019 where he finished third in MVP voting.

With him only having to appear in 60 games or less, he will hit for an average of at least .350. Rendon has a great combination of contact and power and is one of the better hitters across the major leagues.

He’s probably set to miss the next few games, as little as two or three, due to an oblique strain he suffered during summer camp. Sitting out two or three games may actually help his cause for a really good average as when he comes back, he won’t miss a beat in the batters box as that’s just how good of a hitter he is.

Bundy has a career year

In December, the Angels acquired Dylan Bundy from the Orioles for four minor league pitchers. Bundy was selected fourth overall by the Orioles in the 2011 MLB draft but never quite lived up to his potential.

Bundy has put together mediocre seasons in Baltimore playing behind poor defense and all-around teams. His best season as a member of the Orioles was back in 2016 when he wasn’t even a full time starter as he posted a 4.02 E.R.A.

With Bundy now being surrounded by better players, both on offense and defense, he will post better results. He’ll have an ERA in the high 3s which would be a career-best while racking up a good amount of strikeouts.

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