Ray Guilfoyle takes a look at free agent outfielder Angel Pagan and thinks he may be overvalued in 2013 drafts.
OK, before you read this piece, know that I am a Dodgers fan, but my fandom was not a factor in my stance on Giants outfielder Angel Pagan. Pagan had an excellent season in 2012, his walk year, and is poised to earn a 3-4 year deal from one of the many teams looking for an outfielder this offseason.
Pagan hit .290-.338-.440 with 8 HRs, 38 doubles, a league leading 15 triples, 95 runs, 56 RBI and 29 stolen bases this season and was an important part of the Giants second World Series win in the last three years. But, in a surprising move, the Giants did not tender Pagan a qualifying offer last week, so he is officially a free agent. Maybe I see what they see, and that is Pagan is unlikely to repeat his 2012 season, especially now that he is on the wrong side of 30.
Let's take a look at his career stats, thanks to Baseball-Reference: