Walsh went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 5-4 win over the Astros.
The 27-year-old went back-to-back with Justin Upton in the sixth inning, part of a four-run rally that erased an early deficit for the Angels. Walsh continues to tear it up after a sluggish start to the season, slashing .412/.483/.667 over his last 14 games. On the year, he's now hitting a majestic .347 with seven homers, two steals, 16 runs and 29 RBI through 33 contests as he proves that last year's breakout was no fluke.
Walsh went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a walk in the Angels' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Walsh recorded a double off Trevor Bauer in the third inning that scored the only two runs for the Angels on Sunday. Coming off a strong 2020 campaign, the 27-year-old is slashing .325/.405/.544 in 135 plate appearances this season. He has six home runs, 15 runs and leads the Angels with 27 RBI.
Walsh went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and three RBI in Saturday's 14-11 loss to the Dodgers.
The Angels trailed 13-0 after five innings, but Walsh did his part to ensure the Halos made the final score more respectable. He was at the center of a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth, plating two on a base hit to center field. The 27-year-old has continued to build on his breakout performance from last September, opening the 2021 season with a .324/.402/.541 slash line through 31 games.
Walsh is expected to serve as the Angels' everyday first baseman moving forward, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Walsh will take over at first base after Albert Pujols was designated for assignment Thursday. The shift won't increase Walsh's playing time, as he's already started nearly every game between first base and right field over the first month of the season. However, it does create playing time in right field, which should eventually be claimed by Jo Adell or Brandon Marsh (shoulder).
Walsh went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a walk and three total RBI in Saturday's 10-5 win over Seattle.
Walsh victimized Mariners starter Ljay Newsome, taking the right-hander deep twice in the first two innings. Walsh didn't stop there, reaching base in each of his subsequent three plate appearances to become the fifth player in franchise history with at least four hits and two homers in the same game. The 27-year-old has looked even better so far this season than in his breakout 2020 campaign, registering a .360/.429/.640 slash line along with six homers and a team-leading 21 RBI.
Walsh went 2-for-4 with a double, run and strikeout in Los Angeles' 6-1 loss to Texas on Tuesday.
Walsh scored the Angels' only run of the game on Albert Pujols' second-inning-infield single as the team struggled to cash in on opportunities against Rangers starter Mike Foltynewicz. Walsh appears locked into the starting right-fielder job moving forward.
Walsh went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Monday's win over Texas.
Walsh got the Angels on the board in the first inning with a run-scoring single, then plated another run in the sixth with a double to deep center field. The multi-hit game was his sixth of the season and his first three-hit effort. Walsh is off to a strong start to the campaign, slashing .319/.395/.556 with four homers and 16 RBI.
Walsh went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Friday's 10-3 win over the Twins.
Walsh started the game's scoring with a two-run single in the fourth inning before giving the Angels a 10-3 lead with his solo shot in the seventh. The 27-year-old slugger is slashing an impressive .341/.426/.707 with four home runs and 13 RBI through 47 plate appearances.
Walsh will start in right field and bat cleanup Wednesday against the Royals.
With Juan Lagares (calf) recently joining Dexter Fowler (knee) on the injured list and with Justin Upton (back) considered day-to-day, the Angels are running thin on options in the corner outfield. Walsh has been able to pick up more work in right field as a result, as he'll be making his third straight start at the position Wednesday. With four outfield starts in total already under his belt this season, Walsh looks like he could soon gain eligibility at the position in certain fantasy leagues.
Walsh isn't starting Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.
Walsh went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and a walk in Friday's win over Toronto, but he'll take a seat against left-hander Steven Matz on Saturday. Albert Pujols will start at first base Saturday, batting fifth.
Walsh went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and two total runs scored in Friday's 7-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Walsh got aboard with an infield single in the second inning and scored on an error. He added his long ball in the fifth inning to complete the Angels' scoring Friday. Walsh is up to three homers, nine RBI, six runs scored and a .375/.464/.833 slash line across 27 plate appearances. He appears to be working toward an everyday role in the lineup, whether he plays at first base or in right field. The latter could be a short-term path to at-bats after Dexter Fowler left Friday's game with a minor knee injury.
Walsh will start in right field and bat fifth Tuesday against the Astros, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Just as manager Joe Maddon recently hinted might be the case, Walsh will pick up work in the corner outfield for the first time this season as the Angels attempt to find ways to keep his hot bat in the lineup. Though Walsh played 16 innings in right field in 2020, he doesn't profile as an ideal defender at the position, so he'll likely need to continue mashing in order for the Angels to justify running him out there on a regular basis. Through his first three starts of the season, Walsh has gone 5-for-13 with two home runs, a triple, a walk, seven RBI and four runs.
Walsh went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers, a walk and four RBI in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
Walsh sat in favor of Albert Pujols in the first two games of the season, but a few more games like this should convince manager Joe Maddon to write his name in the lineup as often as possible. Walsh gave his team the lead with a solo shot off Codi Heuer in the fifth inning. After the White Sox tied the score in the top of the ninth, Walsh sent Angels fans home happy, hitting a walkoff three-run shot off Matt Foster.
Walsh went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Walsh was widely expected to get the majority of time at first base for the Angels this season, but Albert Pujols was penciled into the lineup for the first two games of the campaign. There's still a decent chance that Walsh ends up with more playing time between the two, especially if he continues to perform as he did Saturday. The 27-year-old drove in a run in the third inning on an infield single and later tripled in another run in the eighth.
Walsh, who is not in Friday's lineup against the White Sox, will start Saturday against righty Lance Lynn, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Walsh rode the pine Thursday, even with righty Lucas Giolito on the hill for Chicago, and will sit again Friday with southpaw Dallas Keuchel starting. It's nice to know he'll be starting Saturday, but it's still a little concerning that manager Joe Maddon doesn't necessarily view him as a near-everyday player in the early going.
Walsh isn't starting Thursday's game against the White Sox, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Walsh is penciled in as the primary first baseman for the 2021 season, but he won't be in the starting lineup for the team's Opening Day matchup. Albert Pujols will play first base and bat sixth in his stead.
Walsh is expected to get the majority of the starts at first base for the Angels this season, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Walsh essentially won this season's starting job at the end of the 2020 campaign, when he slashed .326/.357/.719 with nine home runs over his final 98 plate appearances. Albert Pujols remains on the team and will get an occasional start at first, but Walsh should be able to hold down the position as long as he is producing. So far this spring, the 27-year-old is batting .250 (4-for-16) with a pair of RBI.
Walsh is still listed as a two-way player on the Angels' official roster, but the team has no intentions to have him pitch this season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
In recent seasons, Walsh was most intriguing for his two-way conversion attempt, as it wasn't clear he had what it took to stick on a big-league roster as purely a hitter. While he did throw five innings of relief in 2019, allowing one run but walking six batters, he was purely a hitter last year and was suddenly a good one. In 32 games, he hit nine homers while slashing .293/.324/.646 and striking out just 13.9 percent of the time. His .527 xSLG indicated that he benefited from some good luck but still struck the ball very well, and the Angels' reported intention to end his pitching experiment seemingly suggests that they think he can continue to contribute at the plate.
Walsh went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Walsh extended the Angels' lead with a solo shot against Brusdar Graterol in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old has tallied nine home runs so far this year to go with a .297/.323/.659 slash line.
Walsh went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Monday's 8-5 victory over the Rangers.
Walsh gave his club some breathing room in the fourth inning, clubbing a home run with the bases loaded to increase the Angels' lead to five. The 27-year-old has been impressive so far this season, slashing .312/.333/.701 with eight home runs and 23 RBI through 27 contests.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/10||@ HOU||W 5-4||4||1||4||1||2||1||1|
|05/09||vs LAD||W 2-1||3||0||1||0||2||1||1|
|05/08||vs LAD||L 11-14||4||1||2||0||3||1||0|
|05/07||vs LAD||W 9-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/06||vs TB||L 3-8||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||vs TB||L 1-3||3||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|05/04||vs TB||L 3-8||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||70||275||43||91||29||1||8||52||26||72||1||0||.331||.395||.531|
|2018||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||47||178||32||48||13||0||8||37||16||56||0||0||.270||.333||.477|
|2018||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||40||149||28||41||8||1||13||36||24||50||0||1||.275||.365||.604|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||98||382||90||124||30||0||36||86||59||115||0||0||.325||.423||.686|