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Even though Freese had an overall poor 2013, hitting just .262/.340/.381 with all of nine homers and 60 RBI, he's better with the bat than Bourjos, who sports a line of .251/.306/.398 for his career.
Amazingly, even the injury-prone Freese has been healthier than Bourjos, who missed more games (168) than he played (156) in 2012 and 2013.
Provided Freese can continue to stay on the field for even 130 or so games, he should have a chance to approach 20 homers while hitting for a solid enough average (i.e., .270-.280). That makes the Angels already potent lineup even stronger.
While we're on the topic of Angels hitters, the likeliest beneficiaries of Bourjos' departure in terms of playing time in the outfield are J.B. Shuck and Kole Calhoun, a pair of serviceable 26-year-olds who looked capable enough as fill-ins last season.