No. 5 starting pitcher in dream LA Angels Opening Day starting rotation: Patrick Sandoval
Patrick Sandoval is another guy who's already proven that he can be the guy for the LA Angels. Sandoval was really improving and pitching at a high level for the Halos before he went down to injury.
In the 17 appearances he was able to make (14 starts), he recorded a 3.62 ERA and struck out a career-high 9.7 batters per nine innings. Sandoval really found himself in the rotation. He always had talent, and he really put it together in 2021.
He had the best WHIP of his career at 1.207, and he's so much better as a starter. He recorded a 3.39 ERA in the rotation as opposed to a 6.14 ERA in the pen. That 1.500 WHIP shrunk to 1.180 in the rotation.
I'm buying both Suarez and Sandoval's prospects in the 2021 season. Give them a full year with Matt Wise and they're going to keep developing and they're going to do a good job.
These are two great value options as we're not paying them all too much for the time being. It's time to capitalize while three of our starters (these two and Shohei Ohtani) are on our payroll for cheap.