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LA Angels free agents: Predicting which FAs stay and which leave Anaheim

Alex Cobb, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Cobb, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Steve Cishek, LA Angels
Steve Cishek, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Schebler (Center Fielder): Leaves Anaheim

The Angels are too deep in the outfield to bother with re-signing Scott Schebler. The Angels would rather just keep Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh up, not trade Justin Upton, re-sign Juan Lagares, and have Taylor Ward be that last backup outfielder.

Schebler has been a pretty bad player in his career (which began in 2015), hitting .237/.314/.437 (.750 OPS) with 61 HR, 167 RBI, and 174 R in 394 games at this level. He wouldn’t provide much value to this squad.

Steve Cishek (Relief Pitcher): Stays in Anaheim

Steve Cishek is one of the best relief pitchers on the Angels. He’s not perfect, as he’s posted a 1.494 WHIP in these past two seasons. That being said, he posted a solid 3.42 ERA this past year, and has posted a 2.85 ERA over the course of his long 12-year career.

He has closing experience, and has succeeded during his career in many different roles. Cishek did nothing in his first year with the Angels to warrant the Angels wanting him to leave. On the other side, Cishek did too well, and too much better than he did with his previous team to entertain leaving.

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