The latest agency changes from around the majors…
- Free-agent right-hander Jeremy Jeffress has joined Roc Nation Sports and agent Kyle Thousand, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Jeffress, who was one of the majors’ most effective relievers not long ago, has been seeking a new team since the Brewers released him at the beginning of September. The 32-year-old put up an ugly 5.02 ERA in 52 innings this past season, though he did record more encouraging strikeout and walk rates (7.96 K/9, 2.94 BB/9) with a 3.96 FIP and a 48.4 percent groundball mark. However, there was a marked drop in average fastball velocity for Jeffress, whose typical four-seamer fell from 95.3 mph in 2018 to 93.8 this year.
- Angels middle infielder Luis Rengifo has switched agencies and joined the MVP Sports Group, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports tweets. Rengifo is with his third organization in the Angels. He signed with the Mariners out of Venezuela in 2014, but they traded him to the Rays late in the 2017 season. Less than a year later, the Angels acquired him from Tampa Bay as part of a trade centering on C.J. Cron. Now 22 years old, Rengifo is coming off a respectable first taste of the major leagues. The switch-hitter wasn’t great at the Triple-A level, where he slashed .273/.338/.464 across 122 plate appearances, though he wasn’t much worse in his debut at the game’s highest level. Rengifo took 406 trips to the plate as an Angel this past season and batted .238/.321/.364 with seven home runs and 1.2 fWAR. He held his own in the field, combining for four Defensive Runs Saved and a 2.5 Ultimate Zone Rating between the two middle infield spots.
Jeffress’ agent must have told him hes gonna have to settle for a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp
If Rengifo is getting ABs, the Angels are in trouble.
He got 406 PA last year, which meant the Angels were in trouble last year.
Agreed if Rengifo gets any quantity of regular at bats at the big league level in 2020 thata a bad sign. The Angel’s have plenty of minor league middle infielders coming trade him for anything AA pitching level.
No, they don’t.
U know it really has
to take some Kind of douch- bag to go trolling on a another chain full well knowing His team now owns the longest record between ws wins.
(Insert head back in hole)
RyÅn W Krol
No it doesn’t. It just means the Angels had a solid bench that could fill in games missed by infielders above him with more stability like Maicer Izturis did all those years. Having second base rotating between David Fletcher, Tommy LaStella, and Luis Rengifo is a good problem for any team to have.
RyÅn W Krol
*Second and third base
dont get the hate for rengifo.. I thought he showed good flashes . no he is not a starter , but I see alot of Aybar in him. give him another shot if theres another injury
Yep. I think some folks missed the “22 years old” portion of the story. Plenty of room to grow.