Arm: Kole Calhoun
This one is another easy choice. The best case for Calhoun’s arm being the best in Anaheim is last season. While Calhoun started the year with one of the worst offensive seasons at the plate, he was still in the everyday lineup until hitting the disabled list.
What this basically means is despite being as close to a zero at the plate as anyone in the history of baseball, Calhoun’s arm in the outfield was still so elite that the Angels couldn’t sit him.
Glove: Andrelton Simmons
The final category for the position player honors is glove, and who else but the best defensive shortstop (player?) in the game of baseball? Andrelton Simmons was as good as ever in 2018, winning his fourth Gold Glove Award and second in as many years.
While Andrelton’s arm put him second to Calhoun in that category, his glove is undoubtedly the best on the team. A baseball better be hit far away and hard if a hitter wants to get it past Simmons, as his range is amongst the best to ever play.
The Angels are star-studded, to say the least. Trout and Ohtani are amongst the best in the game, while Simmons and Calhoun are elite defenders. This team has the core group of players needed to contend for the playoffs, this year they just need to put it all together, stay healthy, and ride their stars to the promised land.