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By Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Writer
Although it’s fun to see what former Angel greats like Tim Salmon, Jim Edmonds, or Chuck Finley are up to these days, I actually enjoy following up on the lesser known players that once wore an Angel’s uniform; players who weren’t mega stars but still made key contributions to the big club. I tend to think back to the championship team from 2002 when doing these “where are they now” pieces. It was a team filled with role players and unsung heroes. It was a team without a superstar but it was a cohesive unit that took baseball by storm. A player I was always fond of was Shawn Wooten. He didn’t have huge pop or blazing speed but he had heart and was a blue collar player who was determined to play the game he loved at the highest level.
William Shawn Wooten was born on July 24, 1972, in Glendora, California. Wooten was originally drafted and signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1993 as a third baseman. He played a little over two years in the...
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By Rob Goldman - AngelsWin.com Historical Writer
By 1977, Angels owner Gene Autry had committed to do whatever it took to produce a championship caliber club. In 1976 he had acquired Dan Baylor, Joe Rudi and Bobby Grich through free agency. Though weary of the process, Autry knew free agency was the fastest way to produce a winner and was prepared to take full advantage of it...
Lost in all the hullabaloo of last week's Super Bowl was the fact that Head & Shoulders named their MLB "Mane Man" for the upcoming season.And that guy...none other than Los Angeles Angels pitcher, friend of The Hall, C.J. Wilson."Head & Shoulders is an iconic brand that I trust to take care of my hair and scalp so I can concentrate 100 percent on and...
In our 2012 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide, we listed Mark Trumbo as a $2 player in auction league’s with a projected PSR of 1.10. We thought that he’d struggle to find playing time for the Angels with Albert Pujols manning first base, Torii Hunter, Mike Trout, and Vernon Wells roaming the outfield, and Kendrys Morales standing in as the team’s DH. Combined with a drop in per...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a toolsy outfielder that somehow managed to turn in two polar opposite seasons in the same year.
Position: OF Highest Level: Double-A
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'2" Weight: 190 lbs.
Age: 23 Born: 4/16/89
2012 Season Stats
High-A: 306 PA, .319 AVG, .399 OBP, .470 SLG, 10 2B, 5 3B...
The Angels hagve spent the last few off-seasons pursuing superstars and signin some of them, but even with the wallet open, they cannot fill every position in that manner. Prior to the 2011 season, one of their primary targets was Adrian Beltre, who ended up going to Texas. The Angels got revenge by taking C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton away, but I would imagine the Rangers are not...
The February 8th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including optimizing the Angels' batting order, the Halos have the best defense in the league and much more...
The Story: Optimizing the Angels' batting order.
The Monkey Says: I'm pretty sick of this topic, but the point about Hamilton being such a free-swinger making him a poor...
The February 7th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Keith Law's top ten Angels prospects, Mike Trout is now an answer on Jeopardy and much more...
The Story: Keith Law unveiled his top ten Angels prospects.
The Monkey Says: The most notable part is that he is so high on Taylor Lindsey. I like Lindsey a lot too, but rating him second...
The third baseman that every Angel fan fantasizes about replacing did nothing to help his cause last season, but could a bounceback season be in store for Alberto Callaspo in 2013?
2012 Stats: 520 PA, .252 AVG, .331 OBP, .361 SLG, 55 R, 10 HR, 53 RBI, 4 SB, 3 CS, 59 K, .308 wOBA, 98 OPS+, 2.7 fWAR
2013 ZiPS Projections: 553 PA, .265 AVG, .330 OBP, .376 SLG, 58 R, 10 HR, 55...
By Ellen Bell - AngelsWin.com Columnist
He was nine years old. Even though I’m only 5’3, I could rest my arm on his shoulder. His red hair was trimmed in a neat, military buzz cut and his eager face was covered with freckles. We were on a quest.
It was 2003. The Angels were World Series Champions and we couldn’t wait for another season to start. So we boarded an airplane...
By Brian Waller - AngelsWin.com Columnist
Brazil I know I know, there are some people that can’t get excited or pumped up for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) no matter how much hype the tournament gets. It’s definitely not for everyone and there are obvious flaws in the set-up, format, etc. but I still find it very intriguing. As fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), we all...
He's no Dan Haren, heck he may not even by Ervin Santana (although that might be a good thing) but he is the first of three new starters in the Angels rotation. He even has extensive experience in the AL West as a bonus! Let's take a look at Jason Vargas has in store for us in his first and possibly last season in Anaheim.
2012 Stats: 217.1 IP, 15-11, 3.85 ERA. 4.69 FIP...