Like Espinosa, Revere is heading out to the West Coast as he agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Los Angeles of Anaheim yesterday. When the Washington Nationals acquired Revere in January from the Blue Jays for reliever Drew Storen, most thought he would be a productive center fielder and a good hitter at the top of the order. However, neither team ended up winning the deal. Storen was traded to the Seattle Mariners later in the season.
On defense, Revere made some highlight plays in center field during the season. But, he could never get into a rhythm at the plate. In his first at-bat with the Washington Nationals, Revere hurt his oblique and went on the disabled list until May 6. His best month of the season was in June, when the 28-year-old hit .274.
For the season, Revere had a slash line of .217/.260/.300 with two home runs, 24 RBI’s, and 14 stolen bases in 19 attempts. At the end of the year, Revere didn’t make the postseason roster as Michael Taylor ended up being the backup center fielder to Trea Turner.
Now, the baseball Santa should understand injuries, so Revere shouldn’t get that much coal. Plus, he does have a chance to make the nice list with the Angels in 2017 as the fourth outfielder. It’s a good situation for him as he can be the backup to arguably the best player in the game, Mike Trout.
Revere and Espinosa didn’t have great seasons with the Washington Nationals in 2016, both should bounce back in Los Angeles in 2017.