Los Angeles Angels Starting Lineup 4/16/21 Angels Lineup

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When you build a day-to-day lineup around Mike Trout, arguably the best player in baseball, you have a chance for success. However, Major League Baseball games are won by the team with the most runs on the scoreboard. When you have problems keeping the opposition from crossing the plate, it reduces your chances of winning more often than not. That was a huge problem for the Los Angeles Angels during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The Angels scored the ninth most runs in baseball. Yet, Los Angeles ranked sixth worst in ERA. Despite a respectable offensive season, the Angels landed eighth worst in run differential. It led to the Angels clumped together with a block of eight teams between 24 and 26 victories. None of these teams made the expanded playoffs.

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Angels Starting Lineup

A. Heaney , (L), P
1. D. Fletcher , (R), 2B
2. S. Ohtani , (L), DH
3. M. Trout , (R), CF
4. J. Upton , (R), LF
5. J. Walsh , (L), RF
6. A. Pujols , (R), 1B
7. J. Iglesias , (R), SS
8. K. Suzuki , (R), C
9. L. Rengifo , (S), 3B
Pos Pitcher
P Andrew Heaney A. Heaney (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Andrew Heaney A. Heaney (L)
67
2 1-1 3 39 8 7 7 1 4 13 .333% .103% 1.33 .333
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B David Fletcher D. Fletcher (R)
84
1 9 42 8 7 1 0 0 5 6 0 0 .205 .244 .231 .475
DH Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani (L)
65
2 9 36 10 4 1 2 3 8 7 2 0 .294 .333 .706 1.039
CF Mike Trout M. Trout (R)
96
3 9 39 12 6 3 0 3 6 8 0 0 .414 .564 .828 1.392
LF Justin Upton J. Upton (R)
70
4 9 37 6 4 1 0 1 5 4 0 0 .188 .270 .313 .583
RF Jared Walsh J. Walsh (L)
94
5 8 30 10 6 0 1 3 9 6 0 0 .385 .467 .808 1.274
1B Albert Pujols A. Pujols (R)
64
6 6 21 3 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 .150 .190 .300 .490
SS Jose Iglesias J. Iglesias (R)
96
7 9 36 7 5 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 .200 .222 .257 .479
C Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki (R)
75
8 4 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .214 .083 .298
3B Luis Rengifo L. Rengifo (S)
60
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

Most Common Angels Lineups

2 Games Game
1. David Fletcher
2. Shohei Ohtani
3. Mike Trout
4. Jared Walsh
5. Justin Upton
6. Jose Rojas
7. Albert Pujols
8. Jose Iglesias
9. Max Stassi
2 Games Game
1. David Fletcher
2. Shohei Ohtani
3. Mike Trout
4. Anthony Rendon
5. Jared Walsh
6. Justin Upton
7. Jose Iglesias
8. Kurt Suzuki
9. Dexter Fowler
2 Games Game
1. David Fletcher
2. Shohei Ohtani
3. Mike Trout
4. Anthony Rendon
5. Justin Upton
6. Albert Pujols
7. Jose Iglesias
8. Max Stassi
9. Dexter Fowler
1 Game Game
1. David Fletcher
2. Shohei Ohtani
3. Mike Trout
4. Jared Walsh
5. Albert Pujols
6. Jose Iglesias
7. Jose Rojas
8. Anthony Bemboom
9. Jon Jay
1 Game Game
1. David Fletcher
2. Shohei Ohtani
3. Mike Trout
4. Albert Pujols
5. Jared Walsh
6. Jose Iglesias
7. Kurt Suzuki
8. Jon Jay
9. Jack Mayfield
1 Game Game
1. David Fletcher
2. Shohei Ohtani
3. Mike Trout
4. Jared Walsh
5. Justin Upton
6. Jose Rojas
7. Jose Iglesias
8. Max Stassi
9. Juan Lagares

2021 Recent Angels Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4/14 @ KC L 1-6 Brad Keller B. Keller (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND David Fletcher D. Fletcher Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Mike Trout M. Trout Jared Walsh J. Walsh Albert Pujols A. Pujols Jose Iglesias J. Iglesias Jose Rojas J. Rojas Anthony Bemboom A. Bemboom Jon Jay J. Jay
4/14 @ KC L 2-3 Danny Duffy D. Duffy (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND David Fletcher D. Fletcher Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Mike Trout M. Trout Albert Pujols A. Pujols Jared Walsh J. Walsh Jose Iglesias J. Iglesias Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki Jon Jay J. Jay Jack Mayfield J. Mayfield
4/13 @ KC W 10-3 Brady Singer B. Singer (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND David Fletcher D. Fletcher Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Mike Trout M. Trout Jared Walsh J. Walsh Justin Upton J. Upton Jose Rojas J. Rojas Albert Pujols A. Pujols Jose Iglesias J. Iglesias Max Stassi M. Stassi
4/11 @ TOR L 0-0 Tanner Roark T. Roark (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND David Fletcher D. Fletcher Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Mike Trout M. Trout Jared Walsh J. Walsh Justin Upton J. Upton Jose Rojas J. Rojas Jose Iglesias J. Iglesias Max Stassi M. Stassi Juan Lagares J. Lagares
4/10 @ TOR L 1-15 Steven Matz S. Matz (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND David Fletcher D. Fletcher Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Mike Trout M. Trout Anthony Rendon A. Rendon Albert Pujols A. Pujols Justin Upton J. Upton Jose Iglesias J. Iglesias Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki Juan Lagares J. Lagares

Last season was the sixth consecutive time Los Angeles failed to make the playoffs. Most of the time, it's been because of this exact reason. A large disparity in runs scored versus runs allowed. The Angels added one new starting pitcher, Jose Quintana, plus a flamboyant closer in Raisel Iglesias. But the biggest news in Southern California was the Angels making a strong offense even stronger. Los Angeles filled a hole at the hot corner, plus put more power in a powerful lineup by adding third baseman Anthony Rendon. No one doubts the Angels' ability to plate runs in 2021. However, the key for any post season contention will revolve around them keeping the other team from doing it more.