2013 Fantasy Baseball: Mark Trumbo Still Underrated

By Adam McGill
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The fantasy baseball season is halfway over and there have been some very surprising performances so far. The Los Angeles Angels are stacked with talent, as their roster includes stars like OF Josh Hamilton, 1B Albert Pujols, and OF Mike Trout. However, most don’t realize that the player leading the team in home runs and RBIs is Mark Trumbo.

Trumbo has incredibly blasted  17 home runs already this year, which is currently ranked sixth in the American League. He has also driven in 50 runs and has quickly become one of the best sluggers in all of fantasy.

The 27-year-old has played all over the diamond this season. Trumbo has started 42 games at first base with Pujols nursing numerous injuries, but the young thumper has also played 15 games as the team’s designated hitter and 23 games in the outfield. Trumbo’s ability to be plugged into several spots has made him even more valuable this season.

He may only be hitting .253, but he is constantly coming up with clutch hits for the team. Most thought it would be Trout or Pujols having the biggest fantasy impact in LA this year, but Trumbo has continually come up with big plays for fantasy owners.

Trumbo is on pace to finish with over 30 long balls and the California native is in the middle of a career season. If this doesn’t get the attention of the fantasy world, I don’t know what will.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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