Angels gain patience with Abreu
The Los Angeles Angels typically prefer players who provide more speed and defense than Bobby Abreu does at this point in his career, but he brings them a skill they have sorely lacked the past few years: patience.
Abreu runs deep counts and sees a ton of pitches (ranking fourth in the majors in pitches seen per PA in 2008), which translates into high on-base percentages and high pitch counts for opposing pitchers.
By contrast, the Angels had only one qualifying hitter, Chone Figgins, ...
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