For the first two months of the 2021 season, Ramon Laureano played like an MVP candidate. He was one of the Oakland A’s best hitters Matt Chapman Pet Jersey, he crushed dingers, he stole bases, he made highlight catches in the outfield, and of course his arm is so legendary that we call him Laser. The full superstar package was coming together.Laureano: .257/.332/.503, 133 wRC+, 11 HR, 8.3% BB, 26.8% Ks, 8 SB, .368 xwOBAHowever, the end of May brought a minor glitch. Laureano strained a hip, right as the team was scuffling a little bit, and he’d need to sit out a couple weeks on the injured list. It ended up costing him 17 games, though fortunately the club managed fine without him, going 12-5 and heating up with the June weather.Now he’s back, and he picked up right where he left off. Ramon was activated Wednesday morning and played in the afternoon game against the Los Angeles Angels, and he was as electric as ever.In the 4th inning, with the Angels leading 4-0 and looking to pile on more, Justin Upton launched a fly to deep right-center. Laureano ranged back to the wall and leaped at the perfect moment, making the catch to rob Upton. Replays from the side angle showed that it would have gone over for a homer if it hadn’t been caught Sean Manaea Flag.
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