LOS ANGELES ANGELS

    

Team Strengths: With Mike Trout since the backbone flanked by Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton, the Angels had the fourth-best outfield in MLB last year as Quantified by Baseball-Reference’s runs above average.

This unit has an opportunity to get even more of an increase with the possible callup of top prospect Jo Adell, another in line of great Angels homegrown outfielders that began with Tim Salmon, Jim Edmonds, Garrett Anderson and Darin Erstad in the 1990s.
Team Weaknesses: The Angels were long one of the top organizations at drafting and developing pitchers, however they traded off most of the latest draft strikes (Patrick Corbin, Sean Newcomb, Mike Clevinger) as prospects. Together with their remaining starters injured as well as their depth lacking because of such trades, the Angels finished 19th at ERA (4.15) final season.
What They Did About It: The Angels signed Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill to strengthen the back of their rotation, but more importantly the homegrown pitching pipeline is flowing . Jaime Barria debuted last season and led the Angels in wins (10) and ERA (3.41) as a rookie, and Griffin Canning and Jose Suarez are poised to climb to Anaheim this year.
Last Outlook: With much more depth than any time in recent memory, the Angels are in position to snap their skid of three consecutive losing seasons in Brad Ausmus‘ first year as supervisor.

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