Torii's glove still good as gold in right field

Torii's glove still good as gold in right field

ANAHEIM -- In his first full season as the Angels' right fielder, Torii Hunter has continued to amaze, showing off his nearly impeccable glove the entire year.

As a center fielder for most of his career, Hunter has played 97 games in right field (one in center field) this season, committing only one error and compiling 11 outfield assists.

"No doubt he's played at a Gold Glove level," Angels manager Mike Scisocia said before Wednesday's game against the Twins. "A lot of the things Torii has done will not show up in any stat.

"It's not just the spectacular play, but first to third. That is a huge part of team defense. It is totally connected to our elevated team defense."

Scioscia also credits Hunter in helping the Angels' starting pitchers throw deeper into games.

"Much hasn't change for him from center to right, except maybe the ability to be as spectacular," Scioscia said. "I hope when it is all said and done that he is recognized."