Recommendation: Trout's drop to No. 2 in the batting order originally looked like a temporary move to shake things up Thursday, but now it's sounding as if he may stick in that spot. It would be nice if the Angels had a proven leadoff hitter to bat in front of Trout, though the move to the two-hole should still be somewhat beneficial for his fantasy owners. He will have more RBI opportunities and should still score plenty of runs and steal a number of bases. If Trout swipes fewer bags than he did last year, it probably won't be because he is batting second instead of first in the order. Manager Mike Scisocia could change his mind or decide to shake things up again, so we'd stop short of calling the move permanent.
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