The LA Angels‘ biggest problem was not the starting lineup when it was healthy last year.
That being said, things weren’t perfect offensively for the Angels with or without everyone available in the lineup.
While most of the holes on this squad are on the pitching staff, the Halos could use some improved offense. There are guys in free agency and on the trade block that could help out. Three in particular are easy to take note of.
No. 3 hitter that can definitely help fix the LA Angels’ starting lineup next year: Marcus Semien
Marcus Semien has become one of the better players in this game recently, and the LA Angels need to take note. Semien was a top three AL MVP finisher in 2019, and was an All-Star this year.
It’s mostly due to who he is as an offensive player (although he has improved on defense). In the last two full seasons for MLB, Semien played all 162 games. In those two years, he smoked 88 home runs and scored 238 runs.
He drove in 194 RBI in those two years, and posted an .892 and .873 OPS in the two years, respectively.
The Angels have a need at shortstop, and Semien can even play both middle infield spots. He was third in MLB in fWAR at 6.6. We could do a lot worse at shortstop than an exceptional ballplayer in Semien.