Los Angeles Angels

Stadium: Angel Stadium of Anaheim | Manager: Mike Scioscia
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Angels.2597731553.58
AL West Division1st1st2nd3rd
American League 3rd1st4th6th
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J. Hamilton
M. Joyce
C. Cowgill
G. Green
M. Trout
J. Hamilton
C. Cowgill
K. Calhoun
J. Hamilton
C. Cowgill
D. Freese
G. Green
T. Featherston
E. Aybar
J. Rutledge
Rotation
1. J. Weaver
2. C. Wilson
3. M. Shoemaker
4. H. Santiago
5. A. Heaney
6. N. Tropeano
7. G. Richards
8. T. Skaggs
J. Rutledge
G. Green
T. Featherston
A. Pujols
C. Cron
DH
M. Joyce
C. Cron
A. Pujols
DL
None
C. Iannetta
D. Butera
  Bullpen
H. Street (CL)
J. Smith
F. Salas
M. Morin
C. Ramos
C. Rasmus
V. Pestano
C. Bedrosian
Last Updated: 01/21/2015
 
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Last Five Games
10/5 vs. KC
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
H. Kendrick2B
E. AybarSS
D. Freese3B
J. HamiltonLF
C. CronDH
C. IannettaC
 
10/3 vs. KC
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
H. Kendrick2B
E. AybarSS
D. Freese3B
J. HamiltonLF
C. CronDH
C. IannettaC
 
10/2 vs. KC
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
H. Kendrick2B
D. Freese3B
E. AybarSS
J. HamiltonLF
C. CronDH
C. IannettaC
 
9/28 vs. SEA
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. PujolsDH
H. Kendrick2B
E. AybarSS
D. Freese3B
E. NavarroLF
C. Cron1B
H. CongerC
 
9/27 vs. SEA
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
H. Kendrick2B
D. Freese3B
E. AybarSS
C. IannettaC
C. CronDH
C. CowgillLF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
K. CalhounRF.2721758
M. TroutCF.28736111
A. Pujols1B.27228105
J. HamiltonLF.2631044
E. AybarSS.278768
H. Kendrick2B.293775
D. Freese3B.2601055
C. CronDH.2561137
H. CongerC.221425
 
Notes
  • 136 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
C. CowgillRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
J. HamiltonLF
H. Kendrick2B
E. AybarSS
C. CronDH
D. Freese3B
C. IannettaC
3 Game(s)
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
H. Kendrick2B
E. AybarSS
D. Freese3B
B. BoeschDH
C. IannettaC
E. NavarroLF
3 Game(s)
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. PujolsDH
H. Kendrick2B
D. Freese3B
E. AybarSS
C. IannettaC
C. Cron1B
C. CowgillLF
2 Game(s)
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
H. Kendrick2B
E. AybarSS
D. Freese3B
J. HamiltonLF
C. CronDH
C. IannettaC
2 Game(s)
K. CalhounRF
M. TroutCF
A. Pujols1B
J. HamiltonLF
H. Kendrick2B
E. AybarSS
D. Freese3B
C. CronDH
C. IannettaC

 
 

Hector Santiago, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
69127.13.7553108
 
Grant Green, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
43.27371111
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 10, SS - 1, 3B - 5, OF - 17, DH - 3
News
Angels manager Mike Scioscia hinted that the second base job is wide open, and did not close the door on the possibility of using a combination of players, including Josh Rutledge, Grant Green, Johnny Giavotella and Taylor Featherston for the position, per the Orange County Register.

"If it's a combination, it's a combination," Scioscia said. "If it's one guy, it's one guy."

Mike Trout, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
157.2871153611116
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 35, DH - 1
News
Angels outfielder and reigning AL MVP Mike Trout arrived for spring training Wednesday with two goals on tap for 2015 -- cut down his strikeouts and increase his stolen-base total.

While Trout won the AL MVP in 2014, batting .287 with 36 home runs, 111 RBI and 115 runs, he led the league in strikeouts with 184 and had just 16 stolen bases.

“Plain and simple, I was chasing the high pitch, everybody knows that,” Trout said, per the Los Angeles Times. “There are things you can work on. The majority of time, they’re balls, and I was chasing them.

“I don’t like over-analyzing my swing. I do stuff in the cage and in batting practice that will help me in the game, but I’ll keep my same routine. It’s been working for me. I don’t want to switch anything up. I want to put the ball in play, let my legs get a few more hits and try to get on base more.”

Trout added he plans to talk with manager Mike Scioscia this spring about being more aggressive on the base paths.

“I definitely want to steal more bases,” Trout said. “Want to get to second base as much as I can. I have to take more chances. They were doing a pretty good job of holding me on. The pitchers were really quick to the plate. It’s going to be a challenge, but I’ll do my best.”

Chris Iannetta, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
108.252417433
 
Position Breakdown
C - 104, DH - 1
Matt Shoemaker, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
164136.03.0424124
 
Mike Morin, #64
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4459.02.90054
 
Drew Butera, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.188163140
 
Fernando Salas, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5058.23.38061
 
C.J. Wilson, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1310175.24.5185151
 
Erick Aybar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.2787776816
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 142
Jered Weaver, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
189213.13.5965169
 
Garrett Richards, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
134168.22.6151164
 
Injuries
Knee - Out until at least early April (Updated - 2/24/15)
News
Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards took a big step forward in his recovery from August knee surgery during his fourth bullpen session on Thursday, according to MLB.com.

"Looked good, man," pitching coach Mike Butcher said. "Real good. Stable, repeated well."

Richards, who logged 50 pitches in his latest session, mixed in offspeed pitches from the stretch and windup. He is scheduled to throw again on Sunday.

Joe Smith, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
7274.21.811568
 
Huston Street, #16
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2259.11.374157
 
News
The Angels and closer Huston Street have not talked about an extension yet, according to MLB.com.

Both sides are reportedly interested in a deal, but Street wanted to wait a week in order to settle in to camp. Once that happens, the two sides are expected to start negotiating a new deal. Street is entering the final year of his contract, and will make $7 million in 2015.

Street, 31, posted a 1.37 ERA over 59 1/3 innings last year.

Vinnie Pestano, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0118.22.89026
 
Cory Rasmus, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3256.02.57057
 
Nick Tropeano, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1321.24.57913
 
Collin Cowgill, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
106.250375214
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 97, DH - 4
Cam Bedrosian, #68
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0119.16.52020
 
Cesar Ramos, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2682.23.70066
 
Tyler Skaggs, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
55113.04.303086
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out until at least August (Updated - 2/24/15)
C.J. Cron, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
79.2562811370
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 36, DH - 38
Josh Hamilton, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.2634310443
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 74, DH - 14
Injuries
Shoulder - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 2/3/15)
News
A verdict on a potential Josh Hamilton suspension could come "in weeks," Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports Friday. A report surfaced Thursday that that the Angels outfielder is expected to suspended at least 25 games by Major League Baseball.

Hamilton met with MLB officials on Wednesday and confessed to going on a binge that involved cocaine and alcohol a couple of months ago. Hamilton will meet with a four-doctor panel where they will determine the best course of action for the embattled slugger. The case could then go to an arbitrator, following by the commissioner.

"We have a lot of things on our plate that we have to take care of," manager Mike Scioscia said. "(The Hamilton case) is going to happen in it's own time, and we can't let it affect us."

Hamilton was already expected to miss the beginning of the season due to a shoulder surgery. It's unclear how much longer he'll be out due to a suspension.

Kole Calhoun, #56
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
127.2729017585
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, OF - 123
David Freese, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.2605310551
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 122, DH - 10
News
Angels third baseman David Freese showed up to camp around the same playing weight he was last season, but he was much leaner and fit, per The Orange County Register.

Freese hopes getting in shape will allow him to be more agile at third base and avoid being pulled from games for defensive reasons.

“I want to be on the field,” Freese said. “I know I can play a full nine innings and 162 games. We’ll see how it goes. I’m excited about this year, how I feel being out there. If I’m feeling good, it’s going to help me help the team.”

Angels manager Mike Scioscia also appears hopeful Freese being in better shape will pay dividends.

“There is no doubt that he looks in great shape,” Scioscia said. “He is lighter. How it translates to his play, we’re going to have to see. In drills, he’s moving very well. He’s moving better than he did last year. We’ll see how it shows up in games. I imagine it’s going to be very positive.”

Taylor Featherston
No Stats Available
News
Angels manager Mike Scioscia hinted that the second base job is wide open, and did not close the door on the possibility of using a combination of players, including Josh Rutledge, Grant Green, Johnny Giavotella and Taylor Featherston for the position, per the Orange County Register.

"If it's a combination, it's a combination," Scioscia said. "If it's one guy, it's one guy."

Albert Pujols, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
159.27289281055
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 116, 3B - 1, DH - 43
News
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols found himself batting against the shift more than any other player in 2014, but he said Friday he's happy to take on the altered defensive alignment, MLB.com reports.

"They think they're screwing with your mind, but actually it's worse because they're telling you how they're going to pitch to you," Pujols said. "So actually it's the opposite. It's helping a hitter to know how they're going to pitch to you."

Pujols also said his right knee, on which he underwent arthroscopic surgery in 2012, finally feels good again.

"Just crossing my fingers," Pujols said. "It's a long season."

Pujols hit .272/.324/.466 with 28 home runs and 105 RBI in 633 at-bats in 2014.

Josh Rutledge, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
105.269444332
 
News
Angels manager Mike Scioscia hinted that the second base job is wide open, and did not close the door on the possibility of using a combination of players, including Josh Rutledge, Grant Green, Johnny Giavotella and Taylor Featherston for the position, per the Orange County Register.

"If it's a combination, it's a combination," Scioscia said. "If it's one guy, it's one guy."

Andrew Heaney, #25
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0329.15.83720
 
Matt Joyce, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.254519522
 
News
Angels outfielder Matt Joyce will see plenty of opportunities against left-handed pitching during spring training as well as extra work in the cage and against the breaking-ball machine as the team primes him for a potential everyday role, MLB.com reports.

"I don't want him looking over his shoulder every time a lefty comes in, thinking he's going to get pinch-hit for," hitting coach Don Baylor said. "I'm trying to get him out of that mentality. He's on a new ballclub now."

Just 323 of Joyce's 2,182 career at-bats have come against left-handers, against whom he has hit .189/.258/.316 with nine home runs and 50 RBI.

"This is something that I've wanted and asked for for a while," Joyce said. "I really don't feel there's a lot of pressure on me. I've done it in the minor leagues. I feel it's something I'm going to have to put some time and extra effort into, but, without a doubt, I know I can do it."

Joyce will have the opportunity to serve as the team's everyday left fielder with Josh Hamilton recovering from injury and dealing with a potential disciplinary issue.