At age 27, was he on the downside of his career? Maybe, but there was no question he had at least another five-plus productive seasons left. He had moved to RF full time after joining the Angels, which no doubt would have helped his legs. Baseball Reference compares him to Kirby Puckett, who had similarity scores close to him. Its hard to judge off one very good season. He never had a lot of power, but he knew how to hit. A sign to me he would have stuck around for a while, maybe even reached 2000 hits for his career. Its also a shame he wasn't around for the 1979 Angels, who won a division title for the first time in their history.