What the Angels’ roster looks like as they eye changes for 2020

first_imgControl issues are keeping him from his potential as a high-leverage reliever.RHP Luke Bard ————– $575,000 ————– Under club controlHe bounced between Triple-A and the majors all season.RHP Jaime Barría ————– $563,000 ————– Under club controlHe will need to show improvement to earn regular starts in 2020. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ANAHEIM — The Angels’ offseason makeover starts with hiring a new manager, which could happen any day, but more important will be upgrading the roster.Certainly, Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole will be their top target, but he’ll be in high demand when free agency begins, and the Angels will need more than one pitcher.Their payroll normally ends up around $175 million, and so far they have something in the neighborhood of $140 million committed, depending which arbitration-eligible players they keep.Player ————————– 2019 salary ————————– 2020 status (salary)LHP Justin Anderson ————– $561,000 ————– Under club control Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter RHP Cam Bedrosian ————– $1.75M ————– Arbitration eligibleHe might be a trade candidate if the Angels choose to sell high and save some money.RHP Ty Buttrey ————– $557,250 ————– Under club controlHe should be a long-term part of the bullpen, despite a poor second half this season.RHP Trevor Cahill ————– $9 million ————– Free agentHe’s the only pure free agent left on the roster.RHP Griffin Canning ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlThe only one of the rookie starters who debuted in 2019 who is a lock for the 2020 rotation.RHP Taylor Cole ————– $557,000 ————– Under club controlWildly inconsistent, but he showed flashes of being a capable multi-inning reliever.LHP Miguel Del Pozo ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe was impressive at times during his first months in the big leagues.RHP Luís García ————– $1.675 million ————– Arbitration eligibleHe improved later in the season, but he’s still a candidate to be non-tendered.LHP Andrew Heaney ————– $3.4 million ————– Arbitration eligibleWith two years left before free agency, he’s still looking to reach the potential he showed in 2015.RHP Jake Jewell ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has options and can pitch multiple innings, so he could be on the Triple-A shuttle again.LHP Adalberto Mejia ————– $560,000 ————– Under club controlHe’s out of options, and uncertain to fit as an everyday member of the bullpen.RHP Keynan Middleton ————– $563,5000 ————– Arbitration eligibleHealthy again, he figures to be a long-term high leverage reliever, thanks in part to an improved changeup.RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani ————– $650,000 ————– Under club controlHe is expected to return to full-duty as a two-way player in 2020, after undergoing knee surgery last month.RHP Félix Peña ————– $569,000 ————– Under club controlHe might miss time early in the season recovering from knee surgery.LHP Dillon Peters ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe earned consideration for the back of the 2020 rotation, but more likely as a spot starter.RHP Noé Ramirez ————– $569,000 ————– Arbitration eligibleThe Cal State Fullerton product is useful as a durable, multi-inning reliever.RHP Hansel Robles ————– $1.4 million ————– Arbitration eligibleHe will at least double his salary after a breakthrough season as their closer.LHP Patrick Sandoval ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has a chance to eventually earn a regular spot in the rotation.LHP José Suarez ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe struggled most of his rookie season as a 21-year-old.C Anthony Bemboom ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe got a shot when the Angels suffered a raft of injuries to their catchers.C Kevan Smith ————– $572,000 ————– Arbitration eligibleKnown more for his offense than his defense, and he finished strong.C Max Stassi ————– $569,100 ————– Arbitration eligibleHe could be a poor man’s Martín Maldonado.1B Justin Bour ————– $2.5 million ————– Arbitration eligibleA candidate to be non-tendered after a disappointing season.1B Albert Pujols ————– $28 million ————– Under contract through 2021 ($29 million)Despite modest improvement in 2019, he’s likely to see reduced playing time at age 40 in 2020.3B Matt Thaiss ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe’s going to play winter ball to improve at third base and find offensive consistency.1B Jared Walsh ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe could be a platoon partner for Pujols if he can improve at the plate.2B Tommy La Stella ————– $1.35 million ————– Arbitration eligibleHe will be looking to show his breakthrough half-season in 2019 was no fluke.2B Luís Rengifo ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has potential as an everyday middle infielder with power, but he’s still raw.IF Kean Wong ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe’s useful as a utility player with options and a knack for getting on base.IF Zack Cozart ————– $12.7 million ————– Under contract through 2020 ($12.7 million)He has one year left after his first two years were spoiled by a shoulder injury.IF David Fletcher ————– $561,500 ————– Under club controlHe earned a shot as an everyday big leaguer with consistent production in 2019.SS Andrelton Simmons ————– $13.1 million ————– Under contract through 2020 ($15.1 million)After a slight decline in 2019, the Angels face a tough decision whether to offer him an extension.OF Brian Goodwin ————– $583,500 ————– Arbitration eligibleHe came out of nowhere to play a prominent role in 2019, earn a spot in 2020.OF Justin Upton ————– $18 million ————– Under contract through 2021 ($21 million)He must bounce back from an injury-marred 2019 to regain his status as a middle-of-the-order run-producer.OF Michael Hermosillo ————– $556,500 ————– Under club controlHe might have a shot to break camp as a fourth outfielder in 2020.OF Mike Trout ————– $36 million ————– Under contract through 2030 ($35.5 million)Remember how much everyone was worried about keeping Trout a year ago?OF Kole Calhoun ————– $10.5 million ————– Club option for $14 millionThe fan favorite might have played his final game for the Angels.OF Taylor Ward ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has moved from catcher to third base to outfield but mostly needs to find consistency with the bat.Related Articleslast_img

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