Los Angeles Angels Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Angels Lineup

None-None, in AL West

Los Angeles lost out in the battle for what they wanted and needed, an ace pitcher. To fill the void left by that loss, the Angels did add an everyday superstar to go with another everyday superstar. Some accounts say LA has the best current player in the game. Now he has another proven hitter in the lineup to feed off. Last season, the Angels underachieved by 10 full games from their preseason prediction. This year, despite the 2019 regression, most profile them to be even two games better than the prediction they could not live up to last year.

This is a lineup with some really strong batters. They can hit well all the way to the bottom. However, older players who must stay off the DL wield a couple of those bats. They did go out and find a de facto ace to add to the rotation. However, much like 2019, the ambitions of the Los Angeles Angels may hinge on how well a suspect pitching staff can perform. No starter is projected to win more than they lose, and the bullpen isn't considered a strong asset. Beware of the horns hidden under this halo.

Angels Starting Lineup

A. Heaney , (L), SP
1. A. Pujols , (R), 1B
2. T. L. Stella , (L), 2B
3. A. Rendon , (R), 3B
4. J. Castro , (L), C
5. M. Trout , (R), CF
6. H. Robles , (R), CL
7. J. Upton , (R), LF
8. B. Goodwin , (L), RF
9. A. Simmons , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Andrew Heaney A. Heaney (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Andrew Heaney A. Heaney (L)
80
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Albert Pujols A. Pujols (R)
75
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Tommy La Stella T. L. Stella (L)
81
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Anthony Rendon A. Rendon (R)
97
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Jason Castro J. Castro (L)
74
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Mike Trout M. Trout (R)
98
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Hansel Robles H. Robles (R)
82
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Justin Upton J. Upton (R)
85
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Brian Goodwin B. Goodwin (L)
80
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons (R)
76
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 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.