No. 1 free agent that the LA Angels should keep: Raisel Iglesias
Raisel Iglesias has been outstanding this season for the LA Angels. He didn’t have the best start, but he has really elevated his game to now standing as one of the best closers in the MLB.
He’s second in the AL in saves with 27. These types of closers don’t grow on trees. The Angels really need to prioritize keeping him around.
He strikes out 13.7 batters per nine innings. His stuff is so filthy it’s actually terrifying. I like a closer who can strike guys out at a rate like that.
That’s a career-best mark for Iglesias, and so is his 0.880 WHIP.
This is his fifth season of a sub-three ERA, and it goes to show just how dominant Iglesias is.
He needs to be on this team next year, as do the other two in this article.
The Angels have a lot of free agents to re-sign this offseason, and these three need to be the priority. It needs to be the first step for a great offseason from Perry Minasian and the rest of the front office.