Angel Pagan: S.F. Giants Outfielder Enjoying All-Star Second Half

James MorisetteCorrespondent IIIAugust 28, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 17: Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI triple during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 17, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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In the midst of a whirlwind of news impacting the San Francisco Giants the past few weeks, three things have become certain.

First, suspended Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera will not play baseball for a while.

Second, the Los Angeles Dodgers officially own an aircraft carrier's load of debt.

Third, Giants center fielder Angel Pagan has thumped the baseball like a madman since the All-Star break.

Fast becoming a model of consistency, below are Pagan's All-Star break splits.

1ST 317 90 14  5 33 23/47 15 .284 .330 .407 .737
2ND 156 47 13
 2 15 15/31  6 .301 .358 .474 .833

More impressively, Pagan is enjoying a terrific month of August. Talk about having an angel in the outfield (hardy har har), Pagan is batting .347 (34-for-98) with two home runs and 13 RBI so far this month. He also has eight doubles, four triples and a .414 OBP/.571 SLG/.986 OPS.

Only New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has more hits in August (39) going into Monday's action.

Better news for Giants' fans, Pagan is showing no signs of slowing down. In the past 10 ballgames, this 31-year-old switch-hitter has batted a white-hot .419 (18-for-43).

Pagan has multiple hits in six of these games.

Defensively, Pagan has been excellent as well. He has committed five errors in 323 total chances.

While this .985 fielding percentage is 14th among MLB center fielders, this stat is a bit skewed when one considers Pagan has had the second-most chances in the league.

Only Baltimore Orioles All-Star Adam Jones has more (355/seven errors/.980 FPCT).


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