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Los Angeles Angels: 4 former players make Hall of Fame ballot

SEATTLE - JUNE 15: Right fielder Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a diving catch of a ball hit by Jack Wilson #2 of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 15, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - JUNE 15: Right fielder Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a diving catch of a ball hit by Jack Wilson #2 of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 15, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 02: Starting pitcher Dan Haren #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on October 2, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 02: Starting pitcher Dan Haren #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on October 2, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Dan Haren

Dan Haren spent 13 seasons in the major leagues, playing for eight different teams. Three of those seasons were spent with the Angels between 2010 and 2012.

As a reliable mid-rotation option behind then-team ace Jered Weaver, Haren won 33 games in 78 total starts for Los Angeles, posting a 3.52 ERA in 509.1 total innings pitched. His 3.51 FIP and 1.14 WHIP during that same span indicated he pitched as well as his stats indicate.

The Halos failed to make the playoffs during Haren’s brief tenure in red and white, falling below .500 in 2010 before rebounding in 2011 and 2012. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say the team wasted three quality seasons of Haren’s career before he would sign with the Washington Nationals in free agency prior to the 2013 season.

Ultimately, Haren was solid but unspectacular during his time as an Angel, as he was for most of his career. This would make his Hall of Fame chances relatively slim for 2021.

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