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Four former Angels come up short on Hall of Fame ballot

Four former Angels come up short on Hall of Fame ballot

David Ortiz was the only person on the ballot to make it to Cooperstown this time around The results of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting were announced on Tuesday afternoon, and if you were holding out hope that former Angels players Torii Hunter, Bobby Abreu, Mark Teixeira and Tim Lincecum might make their way to Cooperstown in 2022, I’m afraid I have some bad news to deliver you: Former Angels on the ballot:-Bobby Abreu (3rd ballot): 8.6%-Torii Hunter (2nd): 5.3%————————————————-Tim Lincecum (1st): 2.3%-Mark Teixeira (1st): 1.5%...
Halos Heaven Jan 25, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Max Stassi

2021 Angels Player Review: Max Stassi

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Max Stassi earned the catching spotlight this season, and he made the most of every moment, crafting a 2021 legacy full of impressive stats and future potential. After being traded to the Halos from the Houston Astros, catcher Max Stassi played a total of 20 games to close out the 2019 season. He reappeared in 2020, but with a shortened season and three other catchers vying for action behind the plate, his season appearances plateaued at 31. However, in his junior year with the Angels, the 2021 season saw Stassi retake the...
Halos Heaven Jan 24, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Matt Thaiss

2021 Angels Player Review: Matt Thaiss

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Despite being drafted as a catcher, Thaiss spent his career with the Halos largely as a first/third baseman before going back to a catcher full time at the end of the 2021 season Matt Thaiss was drafted by the Angels in the first round of the 2016 draft as the 16th overall pick. Being mainly drafted for his bat, as soon as he joined the organization, he was moved to first base and also saw playing time at third. Thaiss, who bats left and throws right, worked his way through the Halos minor league system and made his MLB debut on July 3,...
Halos Heaven Jan 23, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Janson Junk

2021 Angels Player Review: Janson Junk

Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports Junk made a short cameo with the Angels in September after being acquired in the Andrew Heaney trade Due to a myriad of different factors that included untimely injuries and poor performance from their pitching staff, the Angels yet again found themselves as sellers once baseball’s July 30 trade deadline rolled around in 2021. The club didn’t have many significant pieces to trade away at this time, but perhaps the biggest move that they did make was sending longtime Angel Andrew Heaney to the Yankees in exchange for a pair of...
Halos Heaven Jan 21, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Noé Ramirez

2021 Angels Player Review: Noé Ramirez

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Ramirez made his way back to the Angels for two games in 2021 after being traded to Cincinnati in the offseason From the time he was acquired in late 2017 all the way through the 2020 season, Noé Ramirez quietly existed as a pretty solid contributor to an Angels bullpen that quite notably lacked those during that time. The Southern California native and Cal State Fullerton product never made his way up to a high leverage role during his initial stint in Anaheim, but he performed well enough to hang around the team for a while, pitching to a...