The First Half Angel-Killer All-Stars

If the Angels want to finish the season above .500, it would be wise to figure out a way to control the damage done by these particular AL West opponents who have had their way with the Halos so far this year:

C  Sean Murphy OAK 1.137 OPS in 24 PAs
1B Nate Lowe TEX 1.416 OPS in 34 PAs
2B Nick Solak TEX 1.090 OPS in 35 PAs
3B Alex Bregman HOU .912 OPS in 35 PAs
SS JP Crawford SEA 1.265 OPS in 34 PAs
LF Michael Brantley HOU 1.040 OPS in 20 PAs
CF Ramon Laureano OAK 1.071 OPS in 24 PAs
RF Kyle Tucker HOU 1.063 OPS in 39 PAs

Here are the leaders in several offensive categories against Angel first-half pitching:

Yuli Gurriel HOU 12

Home Runs
Kyle Tucker HOU 5

JP Crawford SEA 15

Matt Chapman OAK 10

Kyle Tucker HOU 9
Carlos Correa HOU 9
JP Crawford SEA 9
Nick Solak TEX 9

And on the pitching side of things, these are the ten best divisional pitchers against the Angels so far this season, based on OPS Against:

Jose Urquidy HOU .385 in 13 PAs
Lance McCullers, Jr. HOU .411 in 51 PAs

Lou Trivino OAK .083 in 12 PAs
Jake Diekman OAK .322 in 13 PAs
Chris Bassitt OAK .346 in 59 PAs

Paul Sewald SEA .154 in 13 PAs
JT Chargois SEA .267 in 15 PAs
Drew Steckenrider SEA .409 in 22 PAs

Joely Rodriguez TEX .286 in 14 PAs
Kohei Arihara TEX .328 in 19 PAs

And finally, here are the AL West pitchers with at least ten strikeouts against the Angels:

Sean Manaea OAK 19
Cole Irvin OAK 15
Lance McCullers, Jr. HOU 14
Justus Sheffield SEA 11
Zack Greinke HOU 10
Drew Steckenrider SEA 10
Dane Dunning TEX 10
Mike Foltynewicz TEX 10
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4 months ago

Good Jobb, Cobb!

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I dislike Yuli Gurriel so much that I’m a little bit afraid that the heat energy coming off my red ass at him is actually being converted into strength that he uses against us.

Super Member
4 months ago

You need to get a lead diaper then.

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4 months ago

I totally agree and am probably contributing unintentionally. This made me laugh.

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4 months ago

BTW on the pitching side you left off Angel Killers: Dylan Bundy, Jose Quintana, Griffin Canning, Steve Chishek, Alex Claudio & Aaron Slegers.

Now if we just figure out a way to neutralize these guys, we’ve got a shot.

H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago
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Jeff Joiner
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4 months ago

I wouldn’t have guessed two are on Texas.

Love this research. Thank you.

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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Yeah. Great research!