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LA Angels: 3 players ranked among MLBTR’s top trade candidates

May 31, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Dylan Bundy (37) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Dylan Bundy (37) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 4, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias (32) celebrates at the end of the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

MLBTR’s Third Angel Trade Candidate: Raisel Iglesias

MLBTR acknowledged that Raisel Iglesias doesn’t have the best ERA, but it’s improved since their writing. Entering Sunday’s season-finale, his ERA was at 3.91. MLBTR thinks that ERA will continue to improve.

At the time of MLBTR’s writing, Iglesias had a strong 35.1% strikeout rate, which was the best of his career. They also pointed out that he had the lowest walk rate of his career, at 3.9%.

“Iglesias is second among 184 qualified relievers with a 21.1 percent swinging-strike rate, and his 37.9 percent chase rate is tied for 19th,” wrote MLBTR in their piece.

He’s clearly got good stuff, and can make you miss. He’s a high-upside guy that’s already improved a bit in this past week.

MLBTR and I expect him to continue to improve, and if the Angels are sellers by deadline day, that’s a great option to trade and get good value from.

All three of these guys have the chance to provide nice trade value at the end of next month.

MLBTR also listed Jose Iglesias, Steve Cishek, Tony Watson, Alex Cobb, Jose Quintana, Junior Guerra, and Kurt Suzuki as “Others to Watch.”

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