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3 internal candidates to fill LA Angels last starting rotation spot

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Sep 29, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Janson Junk, LA Angels
Sep 29, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Janson Junk, LA Angels / Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports
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Reid Detmers, LA Angels
Aug 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Reid Detmers, LA Angels / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 internal candidate to fill LA Angels last starting rotation spot: Reid Detmers

Reid Detmers didn't have the numbers Junk did last season, but I do think that he'd have a higher chance of taking the job next year due to how much the LA Angels have invested in him.

The Halos' 2020 first-round pick, they're really hoping for big things from Detmers. Detmers has great command of his curveball, and while he may not be a fireballer, he has great command of his fastball too. Those are the types of things we saw in Detmers' development last year despite him putting up poor numbers in his five starts.

If this lockout can finally end and we get a real spring training, don't be surprised if we see a much-improved Detmers.

With all this being said, however, I truly do feel that due to how much the Angels have invested in Detmers, they could also be cautious about not bringing him up full-time too early. That's a common mistake that's even happened to some players on our own team like Jo Adell and Justin Upton back when he was in Arizona.

If Detmers comes up, however, it's going to be must-see TV for Angels fans, and other fans across the nation.

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