For the LA Angels and the rest of baseball, there are five key tools to look at when evaluating players.
The LA Angels have some of the best players in all of baseball residing in Anaheim this year. Mike Trout is still the best in the league, Shohei Ohtani was an MVP candidate prior to injury last year, and Andrelton Simmons has gone from being a defensive-minded shortstop to being one of the best all-around infielders in all of baseball.
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But who is the best Halo at each specific skill? All of these players were scouted back in the day, and given grades based on speed, hit power, contact hitting, arm strength/accuracy, and their ability with their glove.
We will be sorting through that today, and like we did when giving away season awards sans Mike Trout, a player is only allowed to win one category. So now, without further ado…
Speed: Peter Bourjos
Truthfully, Peter Bourjos is a stretch for this. He was not on the Angels last season, and is only signed to a minor league contract for 2019. However, the Angels only have a few couple of players with real speed, and you’ll see their names later.
While Bourjos does have an inside track to being the fourth outfielder to start the season, his real value will come on the base paths. With players like Albert Pujols, Jonathan Lucroy, and Justin Bour on the roster, there will be plenty of pinch running opportunities.