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  1. Marc – would a comparable be Amarista or is his offensive skillset better? If I recall Amarista was ahead of him in the minors before he got dealt for Frieri?

    Comment by chri521 — July 24, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

  2. I just don’t get the point of calling him up and then making him ride the pine while letting Maicer Izturis play. Especially when the first two games he was up for were against LHP. Seems like the perfect time to get him some action. Typical Scioscia.

    Comment by Justin — July 24, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

  3. Agree. Scioscia is brutal on prospects. Its a miracle Trout and Trumbo have fought their way through…

    Comment by MLB Rainmaker — July 24, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  4. Trumbo barely did… he was pretty brutal early on last year IIRC but his power has shone through this year.

    Comment by chri521 — July 24, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

  5. Segura profiles as a No. 2 hitter because he makes good contact but doesn’t get on base consistently enough for me to envision him as a true leadoff hitter.

    Not that batting order matters that much, but (by The Book, the #2 hitter should be the generally best hitter (or second best) on the team. In the case of the Angels,

    1. Trout (R)
    2. Trumbo (R)
    3. Moralez (S)
    4. Pujols (R)
    5. Hunter (R)

    is a good top of the order. Assuming he can swing a 90 wRC+ in the majors, I figure he’d fit in as high as 6th in the order.

    Comment by Nathan Nathan — July 24, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

  6. Crap, where did my quote blocks go? First paragraph should be quoted.

    Comment by Nathan Nathan — July 24, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

  7. Hope Segura gets a chance to play as he’s on my fantasy team but I think it’s more likely he’s there just for depth as Izturis plays SS.

    A 72% SB rate is just above break even in terms of runs created but he’s managed a somewhat better rate overall in the minors, despite the hammy injury, so I would hope he could improve on that mark over time.

    He also could be a trade chip as the Angels gear up for a stretch run so showcasing him might help that cause.

    Comment by rotofan — July 24, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

  8. East now. Someone has to be the backup to Izturis…

    Comment by Andre — July 24, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

  9. Easy* now

    Comment by Andre — July 24, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

  10. Yeah, the Angels need to make the playoffs. Play the best player at the position and have your second best player be the back-up. What a novel idea! Who cares about Segura’s development in the next few weeks, the big league club needs to win some games. And if that means Segura is the best suited for a back-up middle infield role, then so be it.

    Comment by ppabich — July 24, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

  11. I disagree with this mentality. I think its potentially troubling to the development of a young prospect to just throw them out there with the wolves. The Tigers seem to have this problem every year being overly aggressive with their young talent instead of letting them slowly develop in the minors.

    Comment by Ervin Santana — July 24, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

  12. This isn’t a true call up, it’s a taste of the big league. He is up until the Aybar is back, that’s it. This isn’t bringing up a prospect before he is ready and thrown to the wolves, he’s going to sit watch and learn then get sent back to the minors to complete his development.

    Comment by ppabich — July 24, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

  13. It’s still weird when you start reading an Article that says “Los Angeles” and then they start talking about the Angels….

    Comment by DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy — July 25, 2012 @ 1:06 am

  14. Scioscioscioscioscioa is a nightmare for young players . He has jerked so many young players around over the years that it is a wonder that any of the Angels’ farmhands ever make it . Typically they come up to the majors ,get 3 or 4 AB’s in two weeks or so and then get sent down . Wait a month or so and repeat process. He tried to bury Trout at AAA this year and was close to doing the same to Trumbo .

    Comment by Dirck — July 25, 2012 @ 9:01 am

  15. I don’t get this. Some of his players failed, but can that be attributed to something other than Scioscia? Probably. Scioscia didn’t jerk around Aybar, Kendrick, Bourjos, Trumbo, Trout, Weaver, and Santana.

    Comment by ppabich — July 25, 2012 @ 9:46 am

  16. The worst example – Brandon Wood.

    That one still stings.

    Comment by BJ — July 25, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

  17. Yeah, because the City of Angels couldn’t possibly be where a team called the “Angels” plays. You’re welcome for the interlocked L and A logo as well, stolen by O’Malley when he shipped the PCL LA Angels off to Spokane and brought the Chavez land-thieves to Los Angeles.

    Comment by Frank in LAA of A — July 25, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

  18. Just recalled again, should be playing full time at SS with the Brew crew now that Izturis is gone right?

    Comment by chri521 — August 6, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

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