Team Strengths: With Mike Trout as the backbone flanked by Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton, the Angels had the fourth-best outfield in MLB last year as measured by Baseball-Reference’s runs above average.

That unit has a chance to get even more of a boost with the possible callup of high prospect Jo Adell, the next in line of great Angels homegrown outfielders that started with Tim Salmon, Jim Edmonds, Garrett Anderson and Darin Erstad in the 1990s.
Team Weaknesses: The Angels were long one of the very best organizations at drafting and developing pitchers, but they traded away most of their latest draft hits (Patrick Corbin, Sean Newcomb, Mike Clevinger) as prospects. Together with their remaining starters perpetually injured as well as their thickness lacking due to these trades, the Angels finished 19th in ERA (4.15) last season.
What They Did About It: The Angels signed Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill to bolster the back of their rotation, but more importantly the homegrown pitching pipeline is flowing . Jaime Barria debuted last season and directed the Angels in wins (10) and ERA (3.41) as a rookie, and Griffin Canning and Jose Suarez are poised to rise to Anaheim this year.
Last Outlook: With much more depth than any time in recent memory, the Angels are able to snap their slide of three consecutive losing seasons in Brad Ausmus’ first year as supervisor.

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