Let’s assemble the best possible Angels team by letter of the alphabet to begin a player’s last name. Today is W. 68 men whose last name started with “W” played major league baseball in an Angels uniform.
C – Matt Walbeck
1B – Jared Walsh
2B – Rob Wilfong
3B – Taylor Ward
SS – Tyler Wade
OF – Leon Wagner
OF – Dave Winfield
OF – Devon White
DH – Claudell Washington
Ward played some 3B which allowed us to slip in Devon White, so the gloves are out there. But so is last year’s Walsh/Ward/Wade but at least it is not the 22 OPS+ of Brandon Wood!
SP – Jered Weaver
SP – Jarrod Washburn
SP – Mike Witt
RP – Jordan Walden
RP – Ben Weber
It is no pleasure leaving Clyde Wright off this list but the numbers do not lie. It IS a pleasure, though, leaving CJ Wilson and his 96 ERA+ off this team for sure. Mike Witt did pitch out of the pen 42 times as an Angel, most memorably in a combined no-hitter with Mark Langston, but Walden and Weber surpass him here, as they do over Hall-of-Famer Hoyt Wilhelm, the earliest-born Angel (July 26, 1922) in team history for what its worth!
This is my favorite team as the best was saved for second to last.
Clyde Wright had 77 relief appearances for the Angels. He could be used to replace Weber or Walden.
Interesting Angels with W …..Shawn “Woot Dog” Wooten, Reggie Willits, Wells, Vern and the founding Father of Angel tragic tales of whoa Dick Wantz.
Always love baseball players named Chico….Walker
This pitching staff has a coach…Matt Wise said hello
I thought we would end up with both Weaver brothers here, so I am pleasantly surprised.
Really cool series, Rev!
Also never forget the most famous W …. W6G
No X’s and not enough Y’s or Z’s…what to do?
All my X’s live in Texas
Make a team out of I, U, X, Y, Z?
Let’s have Witt come out of the Pen just like the combined no hitter he closed out in 1990 then Skeeter can join the rotation . Cuz Ben Weber sucks
A really good team!!
Yes, surprisingly good. Normally one would think W would not be that strong a letter, but the outfield for instance of Wagner, Winfield and Devo is perhaps the strongest one we’ve seen.
In honor of one of the better defensive CF’s in Angels history we can’t forget
Devo – Whip It (Official Music Video) | Warner Vault – YouTube