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LA Angels: 5 non-tendered players to look at

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Wisler #37 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Cleveland Indians on September 12, 2020 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Wisler #37 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Cleveland Indians on September 12, 2020 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 14: Archie Bradley #23 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during game two of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 14, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 14: Archie Bradley #23 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during game two of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 14, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Archie Bradley

After trying some time in the starting rotation for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Archie Bradley made the move to the bullpen and became a reliever where he found more dominance. His best season came in 2017 when he mustered a 1.73 ERA in 73 innings pitched and held hitters to a .207 batting average against along with 79 strikeouts.

He was traded in 2020 to the Cincinnati Reds in which he only made 6 appearances for the team. In total for the season, Bradley tossed 18.1 innings of work while managing a respectable 2.95 ERA and holding hitters to a .246 batting average. With the Angels bullpen now having been completely flushed out with players being non-tendered, the team must work on acquiring a lot of bullpen pieces to supplement what they lost.

The Angels should take advantage of the Reds letting Bradley go as this will be only his fifth season in the relief role as he’s been primarily a starter coming up. He has a solid four pitch mix which include a four-seam fastball, curveball, changeup, and sinker that he all uses in different proportions, the fastball being his go-to at about 60% usage.

He’s below average in spin with both his fastball and curve which if he improves on both, he may find more success considering those are the two he throws the most. For the right price, he could be another valuable piece the Angels get in improving their bullpen.

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