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3 too-early 2022 LA Angels roster predictions

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Aug 16, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton (10) rounds the
Aug 16, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton (10) rounds the / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Aug 26, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Wade (14) is congratulated / Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels aren't currently able to go ahead and make roster moves due to the MLB lockout, but it's never too early to start predicting how this roster will shape up.

Some parts of the roster will likely be tinkered with throughout the rest of this offseason and through spring training. Some parts of the roster are already set.

Overall, when I look at this roster and try to predict how some of those moving pieces will piece together, I keep coming back to three things.

No. 3 too-early Angels roster prediction: Our SS depth chart will remain what it is now

The LA Angels have made some shortstop moves so far this offseason, but not for any big names. They've traded for Tyler Wade and also picked up Andrew Velazquez.

The fact that the two of them were picked up instead of going after one of the prized free agent shortstops goes to show that the Halos are looking for depth over everything. Now, they seem to have that.

They have those two former Yankees now, and that goes with some depth guys that the team gave experience last season in Jack Mayfield and Luis Rengifo.

There are still major names at shortstop still available this offseason in free agency, but they already have quite a few bodies there. One could suggest that some of those other shortstops we already have could switch positions, but where would they go? David Fletcher will be playing second base, and Anthony Rendon will be playing third.

Our shortstop depth is likely already set.

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