All Time Angels (letter) A Team

Let’s assemble the best possible Angels team by letter of the alphabet to begin a player’s last name. Today is A. 46 men whose last name started with “A” played major league baseball in an Angels uniform.

C – Earl Averill
1B – Joe Adcock
2B – Sandy Alomar
3B – George Arias
SS – Erick Aybar

OF – Garret Anderson
OF – Bobby Abreu
OF – Tony Armas

DH – Willie Aikens

The weakest links are Arias and Armas – and Armas had 103 OPS+ in 208 games over three seasons (87-89), not bad. The sleepers here are the two 1960s Angels, Averill (207 games in 1961-62) and Adcock (323 games in 1964-66) with OPS+ of 112 and 133 respectively.

SP – Jim Abbott
SP – Don Aase
SP – Kevin Appier

RP – Jose Alvarez
RP – Jose Arredondo

The starting staff has an ERA+ of 101, 99 and 99. Don’t @me that Aase was a reliever, he started 76 games with the Angels, second most by an Angel “A” pitcher. Billy Eppler’s black eye was letting Jose Alvarez go. Not a closer in reality… but on this “A” team he’s an ace reliever. Of course the question “What if…” will always linger around Nick Adenhart.

Did I skip an Angels “A” player you insist must be on the “A” Team?

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RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago

Edgar Alfonso – NOT an upgrade over Arias at 3B

Arte

Last edited 12 days ago by RexFregosi
Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
13 days ago

Fansnation story today:
“Angels Rumors: Eight Teams Linked to Shohei Ohtani as Free Agent Landing Spots”
OMG, the guy is not a FA yet, they just won’t stop conjecturing….

Come one Halos, once season starts, then sign Ohtani, if for anything else, just to make a little madness go away.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Rev wont get to the O’s for awhile and it’s going to be a looong season so you might want to get used to the Ohtani Free Agent rumors.

Fansince1971
Legend
13 days ago

Aw that’s cheating!!

Cowboy26
Legend
13 days ago

If we wanted to move Aase into a closer role, ( I know he was originally a starter but he was a dominant closer before he blew out his elbow) we could put Brian Anderson in the starting rotation. Unfortunately, I dont think Anderson learned how to pitch until after we traded him to the Cleveland.

tanana40
Trusted Member
13 days ago

Jimmy Anderson on the bench as a utility infielder.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
13 days ago

Great job and fun read. X,Y,Z maybe a little tough though 😀 

Fansince1971
Legend
13 days ago

I can’t think of an ‘X’.

For Z all that goes through my mind is Geoff Zahn.

RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

X-stein

matthiasstephan
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

He was always an X factor.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago

But can he pitch?

Fansince1971
Legend
13 days ago

‘G’ will be fun but good guy Gaetti likely loses to Glaus for 3B honors.

Fansince1971
Legend
13 days ago

I’m looking forward to Baylor, Belinsky and Blyleven!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
13 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

and Juan Beniquez!

Cowboy26
Legend
13 days ago

The name is Bonds, Bobby Bonds.

Fansince1971
Legend
13 days ago

Where are ye Al Albuquerque?
Brian Anderson? Ruben Amaro?

grichmanpoorman
Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Interest fact: Rubens Amaro Sr and Jr both played exactly one season for the Angels… and for both, it was their final MLB season.

Last edited 13 days ago by grichmanpoorman
Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
13 days ago

Good morning Halo faithful.

Happy weekend!

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