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Franchise Greats | Los Angeles Angels

Leading off for our Franchise Greats series are the alphabetically advantaged Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels have relabeled their geographic moniker a couple times with the more generic California, the more specific labels of Anaheim and Los Angeles, and the current more inclusive version.

The Angels have been around since 1961, and an interesting trivia piece from their history is their first ballpark was named Wrigley Field, not to be confused with the similarly named friendly confines on the north side of Chicago. They have made the playoffs nine times in their 59-year existence, first in 1979 and most recently in 2014. In 2002 they captured their only pennant and won the World Series as well, besting the Barry Bonds’ led Giants in 7 exciting games. A few members of that ’02 team made the All-Angels team as we’ll see soon.

We’ll work our way around the diamond first and then address the pitching. First, the Catchers, who we’ll see are a little thin.

Catcher

The leader in fWAR for the franchise’s Catchers is Bob Boone with only 13.1 total. He played for the Angels for seven years (1982-1988) and in addition to fWAR leads Angel catchers in Games, PAs, and Defensive Runs Above Average (Def). His advantage defensively is significant, as he managed to accumulate 136.8 runs saved while Buck Rogers is a distant second with 70.6.

As effective as he was behind the plate, he was equally as ineffective standing over it. While never a great hitter, he managed just below average production as a regular in Philadelphia for the first 9 full years of his career. The story wasn’t as positive after joining California in ’82. In Offensive Runs Above Average (Off) he actually cost the Angels the second most of any player, coming in slightly better than 90’s SS Gary DiSarcina (-118.1 to -189.1). His .245/.297/.323 slash as an Angel was slightly below his career average and was worth a pretty abysmal 72 wRC+ on average. However, in ’88, his last year with the club, he experienced a resurgence, setting his career-high in AVG (.295 – aided by a career-high .308 BABIP) and producing an above-average 111 wRC+. Boone’s defensive prowess was enough to cover his weakness at-bat so he’ll make the team but he’ll be the back up to the other Catcher below.

Angels Catcher Mike Napoli

The other contenders to make the squad are Mike Napoli, Lance Parrish, Bengie Molina, and the aforementioned Rogers. Buck Rogers was the games played and at-bats leader before Boone but was an equally as poor hitter and only half as valuable defender making his career fWAR only 4.9. Molina was also a glove-first Catcher who’s inflated numbers rate similarly to Boone’s and Rogers’ relative to his era. Lance Parrish was the most balanced option but I chose Napoli because his offensive impact stands head-and-shoulders above the rest.

Mike Napoli broke into the majors with the Angels in ’06 and was an effective part-timer for three years and then the starter for two more before leaving to sign with Texas in 2011. He leads all Angel Catchers in HRs (92), wRC+ (120), Off (34.1), and Base Running Runs Above Average (BrR – 3.4). His advantages in Off and BsR are more than triple the next player. The offense offsets his pedestrian -8.9 Def. He clubbed 20+ homers six years in a row, the first three with the Angels and his ISO (Isolated Power) of .234 led all Catchers during his time as an Angel. So, his bat and Boone’s glove will serve as the Catching battery for the All-Angels team.

All-Angels C – Mike Napoli and Bob Boone

First Base

The list of possibilities at 1st is more impressive than at Catcher, though it’s a bit of a surprise once you dig into the numbers. The 5 who made a claim at the position were Mark Trumbo, Albert Pujols, Rod Carew, Wally Joyner, and Darin Erstad. Carew is a Hall of Famer, though for the Angels he only mustered a SLG of .392 and did most of his damage in Minnesota. Pujols is possibly one of the greatest players to ever put on spikes, but his time in LA has been his decline. In fact, in the 8 years as an Angel, Prince Albert has only been worth 6.4 fWAR, 4th in our list. Trumbo managed nearly as much fWAR as Albert (6.1) in a quarter of the ABs but his strong SLG (.469) couldn’t buoy his poor OBP (.299).

Angels 1B Wally Joyner

I think the real choice is between Erstad and Joyner. Strictly by fWAR, Erstad holds a solid advantage (27.6 to 18.7). That is partially due to Erstad being the franchise leader in PA’s and Games. Erstad also leads all Angel 1B with 170 steals. Offensively, Joyner leads in nearly everything else. In 2000 fewer PAs, Joyer has 3 more homers and a nearly 50 point advantage in OPS (.801 to .756). Balanced for era/park Joyner’s 119 wRC+ is 22% above Erstad’s slightly below average 97. Defensively, Erstad received a bump from his younger years in the OF and provided a strong 85 runs of value. Joyner was a more average 1B, costing the Angels 27.3 runs over his career.

In the end, the decision is whether the 50 or so points of OPS are worth the defensive difference. While defense is always important, it’s much less important at 1B, and so Wally Joyner will be the All-Angels 1B. We’ll see if Erstad makes the team as a reserve later on.

All-Angels 1B – Wally Joyner.

Second Base

Angels 2B Bobby Grich

The 2B discussion features one of the more intriguing non-HOFers from the 70s and 80’s. The five in question are Bobby Knoop, Maicer Izturis, Adam Kennedy, Howie Kendrick, and Bobby Grich. Kennedy, Knoop, and Maicer each had solid careers but the only two with a shot at the All-Angels team here are Kendrick and Grich.

Howie Kendrick’s recent resurgence as a veteran presence and playoff hero for the Nationals might cause fans to forget his solid years with the Angels. Like Napoli, Kendrick broke in as a bench piece in ’06 but after becoming a regular in ’09 remained with the Angels all the way to 2014. In 2011, his best offensive season as an Angel, he was an All-Star, and set career highs in HRs (18), RBIs (61), SLG (.464), and wRC+ (123) for a qualifying season until this last year where he blew nearly all his previous numbers away. He was also worth a career-best 16 Def in ’11, the combination giving him an fWAR of 5.4, 4th best among 2B. As an Angel, his 23.1 trails only Erstad, Grich, and Jim Fregosi among infielders in total fWAR.

Angels 2B Howie Kendrick

Bobby Grich, on the other hand, was a remarkably valuable player. After spending his first seven years on the powerhouse Orioles from 1970-1976, Grich played the remainder of his 17-year career with the Angels, retiring after being eliminated from the ’86 playoffs. While he was a historically good defender during his time in Baltimore, his offense really blossomed with the Angels. Among 2B, his league-best 139 Off and 126 wRC+ during his Angels’ years (’77-86) were better than an impressive list of HOFers and superstars including Joe Morgan, Davey Lopes, Paul Molitor, Willie Randolph, Lou Whitaker, and Ryne Sandberg. The case for his enshrinement is compelling and he is the definite choice for the keystone spot for the All-Angels.

All-Angels 2B – Bobby Grich

Shortstop

This is not a difficult decision from Angel’s history. One particular player is far and above the most valuable to man this position. However, just to stick with the program, the top 5 considered were David Eckstein, Dick Schofield, Andrelton Simmons, Erick Aybar, and the earlier mentioned Jim Fregosi.

Eckstein’s claim to fame was the ’02 playoffs and a number of clutch hits and defensive plays which catapulted him from anonymous utility player to household name. He accumulated 9.8 fWAR over his career and doesn’t make the team. Simmons is perhaps the greatest defensive shortstop to ever play the game from an experiential standpoint. Unfortunately, due to injuries and being relatively young, he doesn’t have the accumulated stats to make a legitimate case yet. Aybar had some staying power, but his sub-.700 OPS and 97 wRC+ fall short of the obvious choice, Fregosi.

Fregosi broke in with the Angels in 1961 and played 11 years with them and then 7 subpar years bouncing between the Mets, Rangers, and Pirates. His best season, 1964, saw him start a truly dominant seven-year stretch with six All-Star selections, a top-10 MVP finish, and a Gold Glove. He accumulated more than 100 Off (108.4) and Def (114) a perfectly balanced value-asset. His place among Angel shortstops is secure at the top.

All-Angels SS – Jim Fregosi

Third Base

The choice for 3rd is much more complicated. Three of the five contestants had good claims at the spot. The five are David Chalk, Jack Howell, Doug DeCinces, Troy Glaus, and Chone Figgins. First off, Figgins is a difficult player to place position-wise. He played all over the infield and in the outfield during his career but not only is 3rd his best chance for getting on the All-Angels team it is also where he played a majority of his peak innings. Howell and Chalk put in over 2500 innings for the Angels, but only managed 8.5 and 8.1 fWAR respectively.

DeCinces was a teammate of Bobby Grich’s in both Baltimore and California and over his 5+ year Angels’ career blasted 130 HRs. His first year in California, ’82, he had a career-high .397 wOBA and 35.7 Off, both numbers second only to HOFer Mike Schmidt. He quickly faded, however, only managing double-digit Off again in ’83 (11.5) and regressing to a league-average hitter for the rest of his career.

Angels 3B Troy Glaus

Troy Glaus also had a bright but short-lived peak. Debuting briefly in ’98, Glaus was a key middle-of-the-lineup bat from 1999 to 2002 and then suffered a pair of partial seasons before leaving. One of the foundational pieces of the ’02 World Series team, Glaus had consecutive 40-homer seasons in ’00-01 going to both All-Star games. He did rather ignominiously fail to homer even once in the 2000 HR Derby, a situation barely remedied in the ’06 derby when he managed to homer exactly once as a member of Blue Jays. He topped 130 wRC+ three times as an Angel and in ’00 had a killer slash of .284/.404/.604. Even in the elevated offensive environment of the steroid era that was good enough for a 150 wRC+.

Figgins debuted in ’02 and served as a super-sub and dangerous pinch-runner during the World Series run. The powerless speedster provided enormous value on the base paths and was nearly a precisely average hitter with a 103 wRC+ over his 8-year Angels’ career. Perhaps if he had played 3B more consistently his value would be even higher. His defensive numbers weren’t particularly good anywhere, but he graded out only slightly below average at 3B and way below average everywhere else. He provided value in a number of different ways and it culminated in 22.2 fWAR, which leads the 5 3B on our list.

Angels 3B Chone Figgins

Glaus or Figgins? While Chone provided more even-keeled value across the totality of his career, Glaus’ star shone much brighter so he will man the hot corner for the All-Angels.

All-Angles 3B – Troy Glaus

Outfield

Angels OF Mike Trout

We will select a Center Fielder, Left Fielder, and Right Fielder but we’ll address all 9 together before divvying up who plays where.

The contenders are Don Baylor, Kole Calhoun, Torii Hunter, Jim Edmonds, Vladimir Guerrero, Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon, Brian Downing, and Mike Trout. If you stick with the series, you’ll see this is a pretty strong group compared to some franchises and it’s headlined by the greatest pure talent since Mantle, Mr. Mike Trout.

Trout is easily the greatest player to suit up for the Angels’ Franchise and his place on the All-Angels team is obvious, but here are a few of the pieces of his statistical case anyway. His obscene career slash of .305/.419/.581 is worth a ridiculous 172 wRC+. 2017 was his “worst” year, where he only played in 114 games due to injury and hit 33 HRs, slashed .306/.442/.629 with a wOBA of .437, 180 wRC+, and was worth 54.4 Off. Worst.

He’s somehow getting better. His last three seasons he’s topped his career average wRC+ by 10% (184 to 172), his career SLG by 50 points (.634 to .581), his walk rate by 4% (19%!!!! to 15.2%), his ISO by 60 points (.331 to .276), and he’s nearly averaged a 40/20. It’s truly impossible to overstate his level of consistent dominance. His 73.4 fWAR already ensures he’ll be enshrined in Cooperstown whether he plays for 2 more years or 10.

So for the other two starting spots, five of our remaining eight guys have a decent claim. Baylor (7.8 fWAR) and Calhoun (15.6 fWAR) had strong resumes but compared the others didn’t really have a chance. Hunter (fWAR 16.2) did most of his borderline HOF work for the Twins so he falls just short of the group.

Angels OF Brian Downing

Coming in 2nd to Trout in fWAR (36.5) among OFers is slugger Brian Downing. After five middling years with the White Sox, Downing came to California in ’78. His second year with the Angels he broke out with a .326/.418/.462 slash and 144 wRC+. Injuries cut down his playing time for a couple years before he resumed mashing and from ’82-’89 he smacked 178 homers, slashed .267/.374/.451, and generated 161.9 Off. “Hulk” as he was affectionately nicknamed, cracked 222 homers all told as an Angel and has a pretty good chance of making the team whether he starts or not.

Next up, earning just under a win less than Downing is Tim Salmon (35.4). The second greatest Angel OF named after a fish is actually the franchise HR leader. An honor he’ll hold for another month or two of Trout as he only holds a slim lead (299 to 285). Playing his entire 14-year career for the Angels, Salmon had a few particularly impressive seasons. After capturing the ’93 Rookie of the Year award with an OPS of .918, in ’95 he slashed .330/.429/.594, good enough for 163 wRC+ and 51.1 Off. Then in ’98 with a .300/.410/.533 line and 143 wRC+. He was also an important part of the 2002 World Series team, with a .286/.380/.503 slash and 135 wRC+. He lost most of his ’99 season and wrapped up his career with a pair of part-time years, but his career averages held up strong, with an accumulated 262.7 Off and a 130 wRC+. Salmon was somehow never an All-Star but is the starting LF for the All-Angels.

If Salmon wasn’t the best hitter on the ’02 team (he was), it was our next OFer, Garret Anderson. From ’94 to ’08 Anderson was a consistently solid bat for the Angels. In ’02 and ’03 he peaked earning back to back All-Star selections and leading the AL in doubles both seasons. His 56 doubles in ’02 was tied for the 3rd highest since 1950 and has only been matched once since. He set franchise records with 1292 RBIs and 1024 Runs. His rate statistics, while solid, aren’t quite as bullish and pale in comparison to Salmon’s and Downing’s.

Angels OF Vladimir Guerrero Sr

Vlad, next up with 20.3 fWAR as an Angel, will show up again in this series. He was a stat-stuffing force everywhere he went. During the AL West arms race of the early 2000s, the Angels gave the Expos star OFer a massive contract and he earned every penny. From ’04 to ’09, the life of the contract, the only AL OFers with higher wRC+ were Manny Ramirez and Milton Bradley. His .319/.381/.546 slash as an Angel is nearly precisely his HOF career average. Four of his nine All-Star selections were as an Angel and he was the 2004 AL MVP. Without his injury-shortened ’09 season, his Angel career numbers of 142 wRC+ and 149.7 Off give him the advantage over Anderson and the starting nod in RF.

The final contestant is Jim Edmonds and his fWAR of 19.5. Another name that will appear later in this series, Edmonds was a magnificent defensive CFer but also provided above-average value at the plate. An Angel from his debut in ’93 until he left to join the Cardinals after the ’99 season, Edmonds’ Angel heyday was from ’95 to ’98, during which he slashed .298/.365/.526, good enough for a wRC+ of 127 and 78 Off. Without Trout’s excellent defensive value in CF, I’d be tempted to select Edmonds due to his balance and these other OFer’s lack of defensive ability. But, instead, he’ll vie for a bench spot.

All-Angels Outfield

RF – Vladimir Guerrero

CF – Mike Trout

LF – Tim Salmon

Designated Hitter

For the purposes of this series, five additional hitters will be given an opportunity to make the All-Franchise teams who primarily made their impact as a DH. However, anyone can be a DH, so all the players listed above could also earn the start.

Angels DH/P Shohei Ohtani

For the Angels, the five additional names are Chili Davis, Frank Robinson, Kendrys Morales, Shohei Ohtani, and Reggie Jackson. In this case, none of them have a very compelling case to earn a spot, starting at DH or otherwise. In Davis’ 4000+ PA’s he was an above-average offensive player, with a wRC+ of 120 but he was very costly defensively (-106.2 Def) and is outshone by Downing and others above. The other four had either very short but effective Angel careers or are Shohei Ohtani. Shohei’s .286/.351/.532 slash and 136 wRC+ would be on pace to grab a spot on the All-Angel team. However, with only 792 PAs, there’s also ample time for regression or to leave and make his true mark on another franchise altogether.

In the end, the true DH options are Erstad, Kendrick, Carew, or Downing. See details above, advantage Hulk.

All-Angels DH – Brian Downing

The Bench

The remaining three spots were filled based on the roles a normal team would need. For the late game speed substitute and infield flexibility, Chone Figgins. For the pinch-hitting and outfield reserves, Garret Anderson and Darin Erstad. That leaves Howie Kendrick as the 27th man, or best man not to make it.

All-Angels Bench – Chone Figgins, Garret Anderson, Darin Erstad.

Starting Pitching

Angels Pitcher Nolan Ryan

Ten starting pitchers were chosen and of them five will be the standard 5-man rotation for the All-Angels. The ten are Jim Abbott, Dean Chance, Chuck Finley, John Lackey, Mark Langston, Nolan Ryan, Ervin Santana, Frank Tanana, Jered Weaver, and Mike Witt.

Jim Abbott (54-74 4.07 ERA 17.3 fWAR), Mark Langston (88-74 3.97 ERA 25.9 fWAR), and Ervin Santana (96-80 4.65 ERA 15.0 fWAR) had respectable careers but their numbers don’t hold up against the others.

The fWAR leader among Angel SPs is unsurprisingly HOFer Nolan Ryan (45.5). Ryan joined the Angels in ’72, his age-25 season. He remained with them till ’79, earning 5 All-Star nods, leading the AL in K’s all but one season, and topping 300 K’s 5x. Ryan will appear on a few articles in this series, but it may have been California where he truly earned his fearsome reputation.

For the span of ’72-79, Ryan led all pitchers in K/9 (9.97 – even better than relief aces such as Bruce Sutter and Mark Littell), was 3rd in HR/9 (.47), and 5th in FIP (2.94). He had at least 10 complete games every year as an Angel, with 20+ 5x. In ’72, ’76, and ’79 he led the majors in shutouts with 9, 7, and 5 respectively. As an Angel, he had a staggering 156 CGs, 40 shutouts, and 4 of his 7 no-hitters. He was the runner up to the ’72 Cy Young race, losing out to fellow HOFer Gaylord Perry, the closest he ever got to the award. A fact that simultaneously demonstrates the strength of ’70s-80s era pitching while also casting some doubt on the legitimacy of the award. Ryan is the undisputed Ace of the All-Angels.

The franchise wins leader, lefty Chuck Finley, is next at 44.8 fWAR. Finley is the franchise leader in IPs, Games, Starts, and is 2nd only to Ryan in K’s with 2057. Debuting in ’86, Finley pitched for the Angels for the first 14 years of his career, piling up 165 W’s, 4 All-Star selections, and one top-10 CY finish. He led the league in CGs (13) in ’93, his best season, and was worth 4 wins or better 6x. His 84 ERA- and 1.36 WHIP are pedestrian compared to some of the others, coming in 16th and 85th respectively among starters from ’86-99. However, in terms of consistent excellence, he’s second only to Ryan in Angel history. He’d get the ball in Game 2 for the All-Angels.

With 34.5 fWAR, next up is Mike Witt. Another 80s hurler, Witt debuted with the Angels in ’81 until he was traded to the Yankees in ’90 for Dave Winfield. From ’84 to ’88 Witt was a mainstay in the Angels’ rotation tossing 240+ innings each season and winning at least 13 games. He went to the ’86 and ’87 All-Star games and was particularly good in ’86. He went 18-6 with strong ERA (2.84), K/9 (6.96), HR/9 (.74), and FIP (3.14) numbers for a very valuable pitching fWAR of 6.7. During that peak stretch, he was 3rd in the majors in fWAR behind Dwight Gooden and Roger Clemens and also finished in the top 5 in GS and IP. He was never better than against the rival Rangers on Sept 30, 1984, the last day of the season, when he twirled the only Perfect Game in Angels franchise history. His ERA- (95) and WHIP (1.31) as an Angel are average but not bad marks, just like Finley’s. He’s the guy for Game 3.

Jered Weaver (31.4) is next up. Second to Finley in franchise Wins (150), Weaver was the Angels’ workhorse from his debut in ’02 till ’16. He only made 9 appearances with San Diego in ’17 before retiring, the only year of his career worth a negative fWAR. He made 3 All-Star games and finished top 5 in the CY race from ’10-’12 during which time he led the majors in K’s in ’10, notched 4 shutouts, and had a no-hitter in ’12. From ’09 (his 1st season with 200 IPs) to ’14 (his last), he was a legit Ace ranking highly in IPs (9th), Wins (2nd), ERA- (12th), and WHIP (7th).

The next contender for a rotation spot is Frank Tanana (30.7). The well-traveled lefty debuted with the Angels in ’73 and went 100-78 over his 8-year career with them. The best 4-year stretch of his 21-year career was as an Angel from ’75 to ’78, during which he went to 3 All-Star games, had 3 top-10 CY finishes, and at times led the lead in K’s (’75), Shutouts (’77), WHIP (’76), and ERA (’77). As an Angel, his 18.6 K% was 7th in the majors with the 6 ahead of him 5 HOFers and J.R. Richard.

Angels Pitcher Frank Tanana

Playoff hero John Lackey (27.1) is the 3rd contender for the last two spots in the All-Angels rotation. His 102 Wins put him 5th in franchise history between Witt and Tanana. The imposing 6’6″ righty was a fresh-faced rookie for the ’02 World Series run throwing 7 shutout innings in the ALCS before going 1-0 in two World Series starts at just 23 years old. Fortunate enough to appear in 19 playoff series for four different teams, Lackey was a definition “big-game” pitcher. His best season came in ’07 when he set career highs across the board and led the AL in ERA (3.01), Shutouts (2), won 19 games, was an All-Star, and finished 3rd in CY voting. His 86 ERA-, 1.31 WHIP, and 1200 K’s while an Angel complete his impressive resume.

The last contender for the All-Angels rotation is Dean Chance (22.6). Chance was the franchise’s first Ace. Debuting in the Angels inaugural year, Chance was an Angel from ’61-66, was the Angel’s first 20-game winner (1964), and left as the Wins leader, K leader, IP leader and just about everything else. His 2.83 ERA leads all Angels pitchers with at least 1000 IP and is 3rd in the majors during that stretch only trailing HOFers Sandy Koufax and Juan Marichal. In 1964, he was an All-Star, lead the league in Wins, ERA (1.65), FIP (2.39), CGs (15), Shutouts (11), and won the AL Cy Young award, one of only two Angels to win the award (Bartolo Colon 2005).

So, for the last two spots of the rotation, the choice is among Weaver, Tanana, Lackey, and Chance. While all four had significant moments for the Angels, the most sustained value was provided by Weaver and Tanana so they’re my choices.

All-Angels Rotation: Nolan Ryan, Chuck Finley, Mike Witt, Jered Weaver, Frank Tanana

Bullpen

Angels Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez

Now, obviously we could select the remaining starters as the bullpen for the All-Angels. In reality, it’s more than likely that would be the most talented pitching staff available. However, this list is as much about what a player contributed to the franchise as it is about being the best so only pitchers used primarily as relievers will be considered for the ‘pen.

10 relievers will compete for 8 spots – but this will be a much more brief analysis, mainly because the average RPs IP for a franchise is between 200-250, so there’s less to analyze. For the Angels, the 10 considered were Troy Percival, Francisco Rodriguez, Bryan Harvey, Scot Shields, Mark Eichhorn, Brendan Donnelly, Donnie Moore, Don Aase, Mark Clear, and Darren Oliver.

The Saves leader in Angels’ history is Troy Percival (316 SVs) who also leads all Angel relievers with at least 200 innings in fWAR (12.4), IP (586.2), K/9 (10.43), and Games (579). The 4x All-Star was the anchor of the ’02 World Series ‘pen saving 7 playoff games including 3 of the 4 World Series wins. He’d be the All-Angels closer (were such a role to be deemed necessary).

Francisco Rodriguez, or “K-Rod”, would be a key piece of the All-Angels ‘pen as well. The electric righty had 10+ K/9 each of his 7 seasons as an Angel minus one when he fell just short at 9.94. In ’08 he set the single-season saves record with 62. From ’02-08, his career as an Angel, K-Rod was 5th in ERA (2.35), 3rd in K/9 (11.70), and 6th in saves (208) and fWAR (11.8) among relievers with at least 200 innings.

Angels Pitcher Bryan Harvey

Bryan Harvey, another prolific closer, makes the squad as well. His 307.2 IP and 126 SVs both rank 3rd in franchise history. He’s joined by swingmen Scot Shields (7.9 fWAR), Don Aase (2.76 ERA), and Mark Eichhorn (2.81 ERA), and specialists Brendan Donnelly (9.00 K/9, 1.17 WHIP) and Darren Oliver (1.17 WHIP).

All-Angels Bullpen – Troy Percival, Francisco Rodriguez, Bryan Harvey, Scot Shields, Mark Eichhorn, Don Aase, Brendan Donnelly, Darren Oliver

Results and Lineup

Presenting the All-Angels:

C – Bob Boone, Mike Napoli

IF – Darin Erstad, Chone Figgins, Jim Fregosi, Troy Glaus, Bobby Grich, Wally Joyner

OF – Garret Anderson, Vladimir Guerrero, Brian Downing, Tim Salmon, Mike Trout

SP – Chuck Finley, Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana, Jered Weaver, Mike Witt

RP – Don Aase, Brendan Donnelly, Mark Eichhorn, Bryan Harvey, Darren Oliver, Troy Percival, Francisco Rodriguez, Scot Shields

  1. Mike Trout 8
  2. Bobby Grich 4
  3. Vladimir Guerrero 9
  4. Tim Salmon 7
  5. Troy Glaus 5
  6. Brian Downing DH
  7. Mike Napoli 2
  8. Wally Joyner 3
  9. Jim Fregosi 6

There you have it, let us know in the comments where we went wrong and look out for the other entries in the series coming out soon.

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