Los Angeles Angels Starting Lineup 2/18/19 Angels Lineup

80-82, 4th in AL West

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The Angels lineup surrounds the best player in baseball, but has not panned out as expected with recent signings. The Albert Pujols signing a few years ago has been a lower average bat, with some mediocre power. The Machine isn’t quite the same as he was used to with St. Louis. This has left a major hole where a more consistent bat is needed behind Trout. The signing of Justin Upton and Zack Cozart have failed to bring the Angels a playoff appearance. The signing of Jonathan Lucroy will add some depth at catcher, and he will likely hit at the bottom of the order with names like David Fletcher and Kole Calhoun. The Angels did sign Justin Bour in the offseason, who is a lefty power bat that has showcased some power in Miami for prior seasons. This added a much needed power bat from the left side.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/1

Starting Lineup

1. K. Calhoun , (L), RF
2. M. Trout , (R), CF
3. S. Ohtani , (L), DH
4. J. Marte , (R), 1B
5. T. Ward , (R), 3B
6. E. Y. Jr. , (S), LF
7. K. Cowart , (S), SS
8. J. Hudson , (R), C
9. S. Johnson , (L), 2B
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Matt Shoemaker M. Shoemaker (R) 70 7 2-2 31 130 29 17 17 3 10 33 0.17% 0.17% 1.26 0.313
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
RF Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun (L) 78 1 137 551 102 63 18 2 19 57 71 6 2 0.208 0.283 0.37 0.652
CF Mike Trout M. Trout (R) 98 2 140 607 147 80 24 4 39 79 101 24 2 0.312 0.46 0.63 1.088
DH Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani (L) 91 3 114 366 93 48 21 2 22 61 59 10 4 0.285 0.361 0.56 0.925
1B Jefry Marte J. Marte (R) 76 4 90 209 42 27 7 1 7 22 28 1 1 0.216 0.273 0.37 0.644
3B Taylor Ward T. Ward (R) 71 5 40 147 24 15 3 0 6 15 14 2 0 0.178 0.245 0.33 0.578
LF Eric Young Jr. E. Y. Jr. (S) 67 6 41 117 22 15 4 2 1 8 12 5 1 0.202 0.248 0.30 0.551
SS Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart (S) 69 7 47 124 15 6 7 1 1 10 7 1 0 0.134 0.21 0.24 0.451
C Joe Hudson J. Hudson (R) 70 8 8 12 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.167 0.167 0.25 0.417
2B Sherman Johnson S. Johnson (L) 71 9 10 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.091 0.00 0.091

2018 Recent Angels Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 vs OAK W 5-4 Matt Shoemaker M. Shoemaker (R), 3 IP, 3 SO, 2 ER, ND Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Mike Trout M. Trout Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Jefry Marte J. Marte Taylor Ward T. Ward Eric Young Jr. E. Y. Jr. Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Joe Hudson J. Hudson Sherman Johnson S. Johnson
9/30 vs OAK L 2-5 Tyler Skaggs T. Skaggs (L), 3.1 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, L Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Jose Fernandez J. Fernandez Mike Trout M. Trout Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Justin Upton J. Upton Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Taylor Ward T. Ward Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Jose Briceno J. Briceno
9/29 vs OAK W 8-5 Jaime Barria J. Barria (R), 4.2 IP, 4 SO, 0 ER, ND Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Jose Fernandez J. Fernandez Mike Trout M. Trout Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Justin Upton J. Upton Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Francisco Arcia F. Arcia Taylor Ward T. Ward Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart
9/27 vs TEX W 3-2 Andrew Heaney A. Heaney (L), 7 IP, 10 SO, 2 ER, ND Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Mike Trout M. Trout Justin Upton J. Upton Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Jefry Marte J. Marte Jose Briceno J. Briceno Taylor Ward T. Ward Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart
9/25 vs TEX W 5-4 Felix Pena F. Pena (R), 7 IP, 6 SO, 3 ER, ND Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Mike Trout M. Trout Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Jose Fernandez J. Fernandez Jefry Marte J. Marte Francisco Arcia F. Arcia Michael Hermosillo M. Hermosillo Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Taylor Ward T. Ward
9/23 @ HOU L 2-6 Tyler Skaggs T. Skaggs (L), 2.1 IP, 0 SO, 4 ER, L Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Justin Upton J. Upton Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Francisco Arcia F. Arcia Jefry Marte J. Marte Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Michael Hermosillo M. Hermosillo Sherman Johnson S. Johnson
9/22 @ HOU L 3-11 Andrew Heaney A. Heaney (L), 3 IP, 5 SO, 6 ER, L Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Jose Fernandez J. Fernandez Mike Trout M. Trout Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Justin Upton J. Upton Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Francisco Arcia F. Arcia Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Taylor Ward T. Ward
9/20 @ OAK L 3-21 Matt Shoemaker M. Shoemaker (R), 2.2 IP, 4 SO, 5 ER, L Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Jose Fernandez J. Fernandez Mike Trout M. Trout Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Justin Upton J. Upton Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Francisco Arcia F. Arcia Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Taylor Ward T. Ward
9/20 @ OAK L 0-10 Felix Pena F. Pena (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 6 ER, L Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Mike Trout M. Trout Justin Upton J. Upton Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Jefry Marte J. Marte Taylor Ward T. Ward Jabari Blash J. Blash Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Joe Hudson J. Hudson
9/19 @ OAK W 9-7 Tyler Skaggs T. Skaggs (L), 3 IP, 3 SO, 0 ER, ND Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Jose Fernandez J. Fernandez Mike Trout M. Trout Justin Upton J. Upton Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons Taylor Ward T. Ward Kaleb Cowart K. Cowart Jose Briceno J. Briceno

2019 Los Angeles Angels Pitching Analysis

The Angels have been lacking a true ace for quite some time, and that will be the case again this season. Shohei Ohtani is not going to pitch this year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and will just DH as he progresses. The AL West is not a bad spot to pitch, and this rotation is somewhat interesting for being middling names with some slight upside. They didn’t go back to sign Garrett Richards, who has missed most his time in Los Angeles on the DL. They also let Matt Shoemaker walk, who was really only good at home during his time with the Angels. Los Angeles did turn to signing Trevor Cahill and Matt Harvey. Cahill is an interesting add, because when healthy he has been sneaky good. He has boasted solid strikeout stuff, and a good ground ball rate, but health might be the biggest concern right now. As for Harvey, he had a short stint with the Reds, where he did improve on some things, but average numbers seem to be what we get from now on with him. He is also moving to the American League, but in a slightly above average pitcher’s park which helps.

Andrew Heaney is likely going to headline this rotation, and had 180 strikeouts in 190 innings last season with a low four ERA. He is projected for similar numbers heading into the new season. Tyler Skaggs is in a similar boat, and will need to stay healthy to have any real worth this year. Skaggs has flashed some potential, but his consistency lacks big time. Both have some solid upside, but the numbers should stay fairly consistent with the last few seasons. As far as the rest of the lineup goes, Felix Pena and Jaime Barria will round out some strong innings. Barria was a heavy usage slider type arm, and got out to a hot start, but teams got around on him quick. He has some sneaky good stuff, and there is a chance he can make a few tweaks to be a quality arm within the rotation. Overall the Angels staff is going to be around the league average mark with room for upside. Outside of Houston, the Angels have the next best rotation. That isn’t saying much with the other three teams really struggling to put it together.