By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer --
Mark's BABIP was down in the 2nd half but it still doesn't account for the massive drop in his slash line. One factor that seemed to weigh heavily was that he struck out a lot more and walked a bit less. Trumbo seemed to struggle with making good contact and it certainly looked as if he was having trouble with the breaking ball.
Mark is an easy player to admire and if any player can figure out his own problems it is probably Trumbo. His quiet intensity combined with a solid work ethic and the grit that Angels fans love in their players will always make him a fan favorite.
Look for Mark to make adjustments as the season moves along and eventually he will solve some of his own problems and you should see some hybrid version of his 2012 first and second halves in 2013. The one thing Trumbo clearly has is pure raw power so the long ball will always be his friend. Add that to some deceptively above average base stealing and defense and you have yourself a real middle of the order "feared" hitter.