Ford began his career with the New York Yankees and never found a spot with them or any of the other organizations he has been a part of.
But now with the Angels, he seems to be finding his footing.
Since joining the team, he’s 8-for-22 with two home runs.
He has been the one flyer signing that has ultimately worked out for the Halos this year.
He’s off to a good start and might finally have a spot with the Angels.
Mike Ford since joining the Angels: 8-for-22 with 2 homers.
The Angels haven't exactly hit on a lot of their flier signings this season. Ford has been the exception in his first week thus far.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) August 31, 2022
Ford’s Path To The Halos
Ford bounced around from the Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, and the Atlanta Braves.
He never found a spot with either of those teams.
But last night, he made a case for staying with the Angels for a little while longer as he hit his second home run as a member of the team, doing so against the Yankees, his first team.
For his career, Ford is hitting .204 with 19 home runs and 48 RBI in 339 at-bats.
This year, he’s had just 62 at-bats and is hitting just .226, but this could turn out to have a similar affect to that of Trayce Thompson with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Both players bounced around different organizations and ultimately ended up with a club that had a spot for them.
Thompson has worked out for the Dodgers.
Ford appears to be working out just fine for the Angels.
Ford is a left-handed power bat that can be used off the bench in key situations or easily be plugged into the starting lineup.
That’s what the Angels are doing with him right now, and it appears to be working just fine.