Jean Segura Promoted to Majors by Los Angeles Angels
**There have been a couple of notable promotions in the last few days. We'll start with the Los Angeles Angels, who as you know promoted infielder Jean Segura to the majors on Sunday, jumping him from Double-A Arkansas to the major league roster. I've been meaning to write about this one but it got lost in the shuffle of trade analysis. He's 1-for-3 with two strikeouts thus far in the majors. He was hitting .294/.346/.404 in 374 at-bats for Arkansas before moving up, with 33 steals in 46 attempts and a 23/57 BB/K ratio.
Segura was on a nice run before getting the call, hitting .301/.339/.476 in June and .333/.413/.379 in July. Although he's a decent shortstop, I still think he ends up at second base in the long run, where he could be outstanding with the glove. Offensively, without any Triple-A time there's a good chance he'll have some adjustment issues in the majors, so I wouldn't expect huge numbers in the short-term. Long-term, I see him as a .270-.300 hitter with 10-15 homer power and solid defense up the middle.