Josh Paul – actually was a part of the Angels staff as a bench coach last season. Paul could be rehired if Brad Ausmus would like him to be on his staff. Paul was a catcher for two seasons with the Angels backing up Bengie Molina. He was also a part of one of the most infamous plays in team history the “dropped” third strike in Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS that lead to the White Sox scoring the winning run to even the series.
Despite that infamy, Paul would be a good fit as he is very knowledgeable and he learned under one of the best managers in the modern era Mike Scioscia. The Angels may decide to do a clean sweep with the 2018 coaching staff which would eliminate Paul’s chances to be a part of the staff in 2019. No matter what happens he will make a great coach or even manager one day.