LA Angels: Halos’ biggest strengths and weaknesses through 16 games

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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While the Angels have started off at a good pace to start of the season, currently sitting in second place in the AL West, there are numerous things that have gone right and wrong for them.

The offense has been potent and kept the Halos in games, especially with some late-inning magic as this team has been known to rally late.

The jury is still out on the starting pitching, but the bullpen has been another bright spot for the team even with some bad outings from Raisel Iglesias and Wednesday’s 7-4 loss to the Rangers, but there’s time to improve.

The Angels feature one of the best offenses in Major League Baseball.

Heading into the midweek, the Halos offense ranked fourth-best in all of baseball with a .266 batting average, .329 OBP, and a .763 OPS which make up for a great team slash line. Collectively, the team has also driven in 81 runs in 137 hits and have only struck out 129 times which means that they can put the ball in play and not waste an at-bat.

This all helps when they have a stacked lineup that consists of Mike Trout, David Fletcher, Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon, and Jared Walsh. That even includes one of their newest acquisitions in Jose Iglesias, who is hitting to a .259 average, .283 OBP, and .576 OPS. He’s also been flashing the leather as he’s been making some incredible defensive plays at shortstop.