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Halo Headlines: Trout will play Tuesday, Angels to focus on pitching in draft

The June 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout will play Tuesday, Angels to focus on pitching in draft and much more…

The Story: Mike Trout is expected to be ready to play when the Angels start their series with Houston today.
The Monkey Says: And Angel fans everywhere breath a deep, deep sigh of relief.

The Story: The Angels intend to focus on stockpiling pitchers in the upcoming draft.
The Monkey Says: Or so they say. Every mock I have seen has them selecting C/OF Kyle Schwarber. I’d hope they go for pitching in the first round, but a lot of that might depend on who is actually available.

The Story: Mike Trout was taken first overall in ESPN’s franchise player draft.
The Monkey Says: Which is, of course, meaningless. But at least I told you all that you cared to know so that you don’t have to scroll through all of the inanity that is Jim Bowden in that chat.

The Story: Mike Trout remains the leading vote-getter for the 2014 All-Star Game.
The Monkey Says: But Joey Bats is nipping at his heels because dingers and Canada.

The Story: Albert Pujols is one of the top hitters when looking at the average number of “hard-hit” balls he hits.
The Monkey Says: This is a sign of hope that his numbers will improve, though not a guarantee. He may be hitting the ball hard, but it isn’t translating to actual hits as much as it should.

The Story: Garrett Richards has one of the lowest hard-hit ball averages so far this season.
The Monkey Says: Thus shedding some light on how he has been able to succeed this year, though it remains to be seen if it is actually sustainable.