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How the Angels roster looks

A peek at the batting order, starting rotation, bullpen and bench.

December 06, 2012|By Mike DiGiovanna
  • Angels center fielder Mike Trout bumps fists with first baseman Albert Pujols after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Tigers last season. The duo will again anchor the team's offense.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout bumps fists with first baseman Albert… (Jeff Gross / Getty Images )

How the Angels look

BATTING ORDER

Player Name; Pos.; B/T; 2012 ave.; comment

1. Mike Trout; LF; R/R ; .326; AL rookie of the year had .564 slugging, 30 HRs, 83 RBIs, 49 steals.

2. Erick Aybar; SS; R/S; .290; Hit .326 with .361 on-base % in second half.

3. Albert Pujols; 1B; R/R; .285; No homers, four RBIs last April, 30 homers, 101 RBIs over next five months.

4. Kendrys Morales; DH; R/S; .273; Solid return after missing 11/2 seasons because of broken left ankle.

5. Mark Trumbo; RF; R/R; .268; .307, 27 HRs, 66 RBIs through July 20; .213, 5 HRs, 29 RBIs after.

6. Howie Kendrick; 2B; R/R; .287; 18 homers in 2011 to eight in 2012; 234 strikeouts last two seasons.

7. Alberto Callaspo; 3B; R/S; .252; Reliable defender had 10 homers, 53 RBIs in 2012.

8. Chris Iannetta; C; R/R; .240; .306, four HRs, 11 RBIs in August after missing two months with wrist injury.

9. Peter Bourjos; CF; R/R; .220; Lost job to Trout in 2012; back in after Torii Hunter departure.

STARTING ROTATION

Player name; L/RH; 2012 stat; comment

1. Jered Weaver; RH; 20-5; Had 2.81 ERA and led AL with 1.018 walks plus hits per innings pitched.

2. C.J. Wilson; LH; 13-10; 9-5 record, 2.43 ERA in first half; 4-5, 5.54 ERA in second.

3. Tommy Hanson; RH; 13-10; ERA has increased, fastball velocity has decreased last three years.

4. Garrett Richards; RH; 4-3; Has the stuff (96-mph fastball), but needs more confidence.

5. Joe Blanton; RH; 4.71 ERA; In last three full seasons has averaged 1871/3 innings, 28 HRs allowed.

BULLPEN

Player name; L/RH; 2012 stat; comment

Ryan Madson; RH; --; Missed 2012 because of arm surgery; 32 saves for Phillies in 2011.

Ernesto Frieri; RH; 23 saves; Had 2.32 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 26 walks in 541/3 innings.

Kevin Jepsen; RH; 3-2; Rebounded from 2011 knee injury to become reliable setup man.

Scott Downs; LH; 3.15 ERA; Shoulder injury led to 8.62 ERA in 152/3 IP in second half; 0.30 ERA in 30 IP in first half.

Sean Burnett; LH; 2.38 ERA; Struck out 57, walked 12, allowed four HRs in 562/3 IP for Washington.

Jerome Williams; RH; 6-8; Will compete for rotation spot but could also be valuable in long relief.

Bobby Cassevah; RH; 7.30 ERA; Shoulder surgery torpedoed 2012 season; had 2.72 ERA in 30 games in 2011.

BENCH

Player Name; Pos.; B/T; 2012 ave.; comment

Vernon Wells; OF; R/R; .230; Poor production, $21-million salary put major drag on club, payroll.

Hank Conger; C; R/S; .167; 2006 first-round pick could complement Iannetta.

Andrew Romine; INF; R/S; .412; Good speed, solid defense, but not the offensive threat Maicer Izturis was.

Kole Calhoun; OF; L/L; .171; .298 with 14 HRs, 73 RBIs in 105 games at triple-A.

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