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2020 review: Jason Castro

2020 review: Jason Castro

Photo by Bob Levey/ One of three Angels dealt at the trade deadline in 2020 The Angels signed Jason Castro last winter to help with their catching needs, and he did so before getting traded away. In a season that was already truncated by a pandemic, any sort of slump can torpedo one’s numbers, especially someone like Castro splitting time behind the plate. Through August 11 (all of 10 games), Castro was hitting .267/.389/.600 with four doubles and two home runs. But in his next eight games he was just 2-for-22 (.091) with 14 strikeouts (and four walks) and no...
Halos Heaven Nov 25, 2020
2020 review: Hansel Robles

2020 review: Hansel Robles

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ An awful 2020 for the closer After two really good seasons with the Angels, Hansel Robles struggled immensely in 2020. He had the best season of his career in 2019, and really looked to build on that as the Halos turned to 2020. He found a really good role with the Angels as he became their closer last year, finishing the season with a career-high 23 saves. In 2020, Robles would record only one save, and ended up losing his closing job. Right out of the gate he struggled to start the season. He allowed three runs to score in his first...
OC Register Nov 24, 2020
Whicker: Angels’ pitching mess caused by many whiffs in the draft

Whicker: Angels’ pitching mess caused by many whiffs in the draft

New GM Perry Minasian has no trouble identifying his most important job as the Angels haven't drafted and/or developed enough pitching in recent years, which is the main reason why they just suffered a fifth consecutive losing season.
Halos Heaven Nov 24, 2020
2020 review: Jared Walsh

2020 review: Jared Walsh

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ He was one of the best rookies in the American League There weren’t a whole lot of bright spots for the Angels in 2020. However, one of the biggest was seeing the development of their rookie, Jared Walsh. Though he appeared in only 32 games, Walsh finished seventh in Rookie of the Year voting in the American League. Had he played a handful of more games, he potentially could have made a case to finish first. Walsh appeared in 31 games for the Halos in 2019 and struggled greatly. He barely hit above .200 and hit only one homer in 87 plate...
Halos Heaven Nov 24, 2020
Scott Schebler signs minor league deal

Scott Schebler signs minor league deal

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ LHB hit 30 home runs in 2017 Over the weekend the Angels reportedly signed outfielder Scott Schebler to a minor league contract. Bob Nightengale of USA Today first reported the deal, noting that Schebler would be paid $900,000 if in the majors. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register confirmed the report. Schebler is a left-handed hitter, but doesn’t have extreme splits in his career, hitting .231/.324/.440, a 99 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers, and .265/.297/.448, a 93 wRC+ against lefties. Hitting right-handers was a strength of the...