3 Angels players who could help the SF Giants at the MLB trade deadline

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It might be too early to determine who exactly will be buyers and sellers at the trade deadline. With a 26-41 record, the Los Angeles Angels look like a prime team to sell and they have a few players who could help the SF Giants out.

3 Angels players who could help the SF Giants at the MLB trade deadline

The Angels are in town, so the Giants will have a close look at some of their players. Of course, Mike Trout would be a great addition to the team. That said, the Angels are likely not trading him and his contract. Plus, he has struggled to stay healthy in recent seasons and will miss this series as well after undergoing knee surgery in May.

The Giants do not have a glaring hole on the team at the moment, so bolstering the roster may be tricky. The bullpen has arguably been the weakest link and is usually an area teams add to at the trade deadline.

The Giants are expecting a trio of veterans to support the rotation in the second half. Lastly, the lineup has few weak spots while also recognizing that it is light on impact talent.

1. Luis Rengifo

Luis Rengifo is just a good ballplayer. He plays several different positions, so getting his bat and speed into the lineup is easy.

Some of the positions he plays include center field, shortstop, and second base. Plus, he hits from both sides of the plate. Brett Wisely is one of the few left-handed-hitting options at those positions but he is staking a case for more playing time. Still, another option with a reliable track record would not hurt.

On the year, Rengifo is slashing .315/.364/.440 (130 wRC+) with four home runs, 19 RBI, and 26 runs in 199 plate appearances. This includes a 6.0 percent walk rate, 14.6 percent strikeout rate, .125 ISO, and 17 stolen bases in 23 opportunities.

As a team, the Giants are last in baseball with 22 stolen bases. Not only are they not stealing bases, but they are not efficient at it either. Rengifo would help that cause out.

The 27-year-old is under team control through next season, so the Angels would want a modest package in return. Perhaps, that will be the biggest barrier to making a deal.