|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||26.00||.263||96.00||80.00||5.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||12||2||0|| .231|| .250|| .167|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||65||11||1|| .292||.286||.169|
|vs RHP||247||59||6|| .318|| .377|| .239|
|Last 10 Games|
Angels' Josh Hamilton setting lofty goals for 2015
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/25/15) Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is ready to set some lofty goals for 2015, according to MLB.com.
Hamilton said he's aiming to hit .300, with 30 home runs and 100 RBI this year. After struggling through injuries in 2014, Hamilton said his offseason has been mostly normal. The 33-year-old hit .263/.331/.414 over 338 at-bats last year.
Angels GM Dipoto: 'We believe in Josh Hamilton'
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/17/14) The Angels have reportedly spoken with two teams, the Rangers and Padres, about the possibility of trading for outfielder Josh Hamilton, but general manager Jerry Dipoto has said the team has not given up on him.
“We do believe in Josh,” Dipoto told FOXSports.com. “We’ve seen it every day when he takes batting practice. We’ve seen him hit balls that humans shouldn’t hit. What he does, 99 percent of the players can’t do.
“We are absolutely of the belief that the ability is there for him to do the things that he has done in the past. Now we have to help him turn the key to bring the ability out.”
The talks for Hamilton were considered exploratory and were unable to gain traction, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Hamilton, 34, is owed $83 million over the next three years and only played in 89 games in 2014, hit .263 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI.
Angels looking for Narron to be positive influence on Josh Hamilton
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) While Jerry Narron will be hitting coach for the Angels' Triple-A affiliate at Salt Lake, the team is also hopeful Narron will be a positive influence on outfielder Josh Hamilton, especially during spring training.
Narron was Hamilton’s "accountability partner" with the Reds in 2007 and during several seasons with the Rangers, when Hamilton was a five-time All-Star. Hamilton has struggled in his first two seasons with the Angels, batting .255 with a .426 slugging percentage in 240 games.
"We felt it was a great advantage to add him to our Triple-A mix, but I’d be lying if I told you there wasn’t some kind of added motivation to bring him in because of his history and relationship with Josh," general manager Jerry Dipoto said of Narron, per the Los Angeles Times.
"He won’t spend a ton of time after opening day with Josh, but any contribution Johnny can make in helping Josh get to a good place will help. He knows Josh’s swing and what it looks like when it’s going at his best. He understands how to talk to Josh about the physical act of hitting.
"We have Don Baylor, Dave Hansen and Paul Sorrento as wonderful hitting coaches. Johnny comes in with a fresh new perspective and might be able to shed some light on how to help Josh move in a direction that would be more productive for him."
Angels OF Josh Hamilton reacts to booing from home fans
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/8/14) Angels embattled outfielder Josh Hamilton, who never completely regained his stroke after thumb surgery in April and sustained more physical problems in September, has addressed the boos he received from the home fans during a hitless division series.
"It's frustrating, but there's nothing you can do about it," he told the Orange County Register. "The injuries weren't like hamstrings. When you play the game you are going to get hurt. You can't control that unless you play soft, and that's a whole other issue."
Hamilton played just 89 games and finished with 10 home runs - none at home. He batted .263 with 44 RBI before going 0 for 13 in the brief playoff run. That performance resulted in boos and a quizzical reaction from Hamilton.
"I thought it was pretty funny, after my third at-bat of the first game, I got booed," he said. "I'm like, seriously? I'm out for a month, put all kinds of poison in my body to even attempt to play, and get booed? Whatever. It's kind of comical. I don't take offense to it because they don't know me. There is no personal interaction."
Angels OF Josh Hamilton starts Thursday as expected
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/2/14) As expected, Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton (shoulder) was in the starting lineup for Thursday's ALDS series opener against the Royals. Hamilton had been sidelined since mid-September.
|2014 summary: Year 2 with the Angels brought more of the same for Josh Hamilton, only this time with the added bonus of a lengthy DL stint. In what amounted to about half a season's at-bats, his totals were about half what they were in 2013, his power sapped and his batting average again compromised by an elevated strikeout rate. He wasn't useless in Fantasy, but after establishing himself as an elite hitter with the Rangers, he was again just another guy.|
Playing time status: Injuries aren't anything new for Hamilton, but after a remarkably healthy 2013, he played only 89 games in 2014, tied for his fewest ever. He missed most of that time because of surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament in April, but he also lost a few weeks in September to a sore right shoulder. His fragility is just another reason to avoid him, along with his steep decline.
2015 outlook: While you could make the case that Hamilton's thumb was never quite right after the surgery, especially since he hit .444 in 27 at-bats before it, it doesn't change the fact that his 2014 performance was just a continuation of a trend that began in the second half of 2012, when he was still with the Rangers. More likely, he's waste deep in a premature decline, with room to sink from there. You could do worse for your third outfielder since, again, he's not useless, but you shouldn't hold out hope for a rebound at this point.
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|3/7/15||@ OAK||3:05 pm|| |
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|3/11/15||@ ARI||4:00 pm|| |