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No. 98: Greatest Angels of All-Time: Bobby Abreu

Had his best season with the Angels

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Bobby Abreu

Time with Angels: 2009-2012

Stats: .267/.364/.412/.776, 43 HR, 246 RBI, 103 2B, 239 R,

Baseball Reference WAR: 6.4

FanGraphs WAR: 5.2

Combined WAR: 5.8

After spending most of his career with the Phillies and a few years with the Yankees, Bobby Abreu signed a contract with the Angels. He played for them until 2012, when he was released and picked up by the Dodgers.

2009 was the best season Abreu had with the Angels. He played in 152 games, posting a slash line of .293/.390/.435/.825. He hit 15 home runs, driving in 103 runs and stealing 30 bases. He’s one of three players in franchise history to finish a season with at least 15 homers, 100 RBI and 30 stolen bases, joining Bobby Bonds and Mike Trout. Abreu was the oldest to do it, accomplishing that at the age of 35.

He finished 12th in MVP voting, which was the highest he finished during his 18-year career.

Abreu was named the AL Player of the Month in July of 2009. He hit .380 with an OPS of 1.017. He hit four home runs while driving in 28. Abreu had 38 total hits and scored 26 runs as well.

The following season was another successful one for Abreu. He hit 20 home runs and stole 24 bases. He’s one of six players in franchise history to do that in a single season.

Here’s where Abreu ranks in Angels franchise history:

  • 443 hits (51st)
  • 239 runs (46th)
  • 103 doubles (33rd)
  • 246 RBI (41st)
  • 75 stolen bases (17th)

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