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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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Sep 5, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Jo Adell (7) high-fives / Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 too-early Angels roster prediction: There will be no non-returning outfielders

The LA Angels will field outfielders who were on the team last year. There will be nobody new on the grass in 2022.

This is because the Angels already have four viable starting options in Mike Trout, Brandon Marsh, Jo Adell, and Justin Upton. They also have the change to go ahead and re-sign Juan Lagares, who still plays elite defense. Taylor Ward is a viable backup option as well, and that gives up six outfielders who we can feel good about going into 2022.

They still have so many needs for pitching that they won't be focused on making changes in the outfield once this lockout ends. One may bring up the fact that they could trade Upton, Marsh, or Adell for pitching, which is very possible.

That being said, even if that happens, there are other depth players in the Halos' organization who can play the outfield in place of one of them if they get dealt. Rengifo certainly comes to mind, and Michael Lorenzen can play the outfield too if we need it.

The outfield will be a strength for the Halos once Mike Trout gets back from injury, and there won't be any new faces there come Opening Day.

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