Last season the Angels got no production from their left fielders, with a composite .208/.259/.339 line that included much of the Brandon Marsh traded since then, so even Renfroe is an upgrade, though he could use a partner to to confront hard rightists.
What does this say about the angels
The Angels go all in on this point. This is a good move for the Angels’ chance to be competitive in 2023. However, there is natural skepticism for the Angels who consistently employ the same strategy in futility. That said, the Angels needed a left fielder. And they got one. Now they don’t have to rely on Jo Adell or Mickey Moniak. And Renfroe has consistently been a 30 home run hitter. He has a career .790 OPS.
They have upgraded and are a better team today than they were yesterday. The downside is that three more pitchers are being traded, on top of the pitcher they traded earlier in the week. The Angels don’t have a farm system deep enough to keep players out. – Blum
Which the Brewers get in return
In return, the Brewers get three likely relievers, who haven’t been very good so far.
Junk is a sinker/slider guy with nothing plus, and he doesn’t currently have a weapon good enough for left-handers to project as a starter. Peguero is also a sinker/slider guy, though the fastball doesn’t sink so much as it sits in the middle of the zone, and neither throw has been very effective for him, even though he’s been up to 100 mph. Lefty Seminaris only worked as a three-level starter this year, but struggled in Double A and Triple A as he can’t get right-handers out, left-handers out of a lower slot, and a cross-fire throw that helps his fringy fastball game up a bit.
This equates to trading a year of Renfroe, especially in what was probably a peak year for its bat. – Law
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