Let’s take a look at the most optimal lineup the Angels can put together in the 2021 season.
The Angels have a very good offense as we know. Mike Trout is the best player in the sport and Anthony Rendon is no slouch. Shohei Ohtani has shown the ability to be an excellent hitter. Jared Walsh came out of the darkness to provide the Angels with some light in 2020. Even David Fletcher came out of the woodwork to provide some thump.
The offensive firepower is not something the Angels need to be concerned about as fans know. The starting pitching is the most important aspect to address this off-season. However, in addition to multiple names on the starting pitching free agency market, the Angels have demonstrated interest in a multitude of free agent bats. Most recently off that list, catcher James McCann signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the New York Mets.
There are lots of moves to be made this winter. For the sake of this article, though, we will operate as if the Angels will practically stand pat on the offensive side of things and mostly just look at starting pitching upgrades. The Angels definitely have the current tools to be able to pull together a great lineup and platoon some guys. When you have Mike Trout in tow, it’s quite easy to put together a quality lineup.
So, let’s take a look at the most optimal lineup that the Angels can run out for the 2021 season. It’s a good one!