No. 2 area of strength the LA Angels can enter 2022 with: Outfield
The LA Angels already have a strong outfield. Mike Trout is the best player of the past 10 years, and he will be back next year.
So will Justin Upton, and while Upton has been down the past few years, he looked great before his injury last season. In the month before he was injured, he hit .326/.420/.600 (1.020 OPS) to go along with six home runs, 15 RBI, and 25 runs scored in 25 games. Once he finally came back from his injury, he was visibly hindered by it in his play and he had to just eventually shut it down.
He’ll be 100% next year, so expect strong play from him.
Next, we’ll likely be bringing up Brandon Marsh and Jo Adell again. Marsh showed a lot of promise in his athleticism and showed that he has the makings of a good leadoff hitter in the near future. Adell was an RBI machine (26 in 35 games) and made significant improvements in his defense.
To have those four manning the outfield next year is going to be huge. We can also throw in Jared Walsh when we need to, as he can play well in the grass too. Taylor Ward and Juan Lagares (if we bring him back) are solid backups for a crew that shouldn’t need much help anyway.
There’s a lot to like about what this outfield will be bringing to the table.