LA Angels News

An Oral History on The LA Angels Rotation Being An All-Time Worst Group

By Vincent Page
Anthony Bemboom, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Anthony Bemboom, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 3
Next
ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 12: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players lay their jerseys on the pitchers mound after they won a combined no-hitter agasint the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 12, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The entire Angels team wore Tyler Skaggs #45 jersey to honor him after his death on July 1. Angels won 13-0. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 12: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players lay their jerseys on the pitchers mound after they won a combined no-hitter agasint the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 12, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The entire Angels team wore Tyler Skaggs #45 jersey to honor him after his death on July 1. Angels won 13-0. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

Tyler Skaggs (79.2 IP)

When It Was Right: This is obviously a tough one to write, but Tyler Skaggs was much more than just a mainstay in the Angels’ rotation. He was the heart and soul of the clubhouse, and his impact on the team far exceeded anything he did on the mound, where he was a leader as well.

Where It Went Wrong: We all know this one. Tyler Skaggs’ passing was the most tragic event to happen in the MLB, and obviously had a huge impact on not just the Angels, but the entire baseball community as well.

More from Halo Hangout

Andrew Heaney (64.2 IP)

When It Was Right: Andrew Heaney has been a pitcher trending up all season. He just had his best start of the season against the Texas Rangers, and seems to have found his groove on the mound with a month left in the season.

Where It Went Wrong: For the second consecutive year, Heaney started his season late. However, he’s been dynamic on the mound since, and string end to 2018 and a healthy offseason could lead to a breakout 2020 season.

Jaime Barria (62 IP)

When It Was Right: Outside of two awful starts, Barria has been just about the same pitcher he was in his stellar rookie campaign. When he’s been trusted to start, he’s done relatively well and with the assumed six-man rotation in Anaheim next year upon Shohei Ohtani’s return to the mound, Barria should be in the mix for the Opening Day roster.

Where It Went Wrong: A few factors have made this season difficult for Barria, as explained by Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic. Constantly moving between Anaheim and Salt Lake, a change in his pitching philosophy, and pitching behind an opener were all adjustments that had to be made by Barria, but he’s shown he’s getting used to things, and could be a big part of 2020 for the Halos.

Matt Harvey (59.2 IP)

When It Was Right: Nope.

Where It Went Wrong:  Years and years ago.

facebooktwitterreddit