2019 Los Angeles Angels Season Preview and Betting Picks

by Mar 14, 2019Baseball

2019 LA Angels

Owner – Arte Moreno

General Manager – Billy Eppler

Manager – Brad Ausmus

Stadium Venue: Angels Stadium

Location: Anaheim, California

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The Los Angeles Angels enter this season with a ton of questions and sort of running out of time on winning a championship with one of the best players in baseball, Mike Trout!  

Trout is signed through 2020 but the media has already jumped on the fact that with Bryce Harper already in Philadelphia, the Phillies could be one player away from becoming a World Series caliber team.  

Fans of Philadelphia are hoping that the one players, is hometown kid Mike Trout!  That is still a year away but he has unfinished business with the Angels!  

2019 Los Angeles Angels Management

The LA Angels will be in their first year under new Manager, Brad Ausmus.  Ausmus spent many years in the league as a Catcher with the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and LA Dodgers.  He retired as an active player in 2010 and took some time off from baseball.

When Ausmus returned, he became the Manager of the Detroit Tigers. Ausmus spend 4 seasons with the Tigers and failed to post a winning record. During his time in Detroit, Ausmus went 314-332 and went 0-3 in the postseason.  

Ausmus led the Tigers to an American League Central Division Title in his first year and went to the AL Wild-Card game in his third year but the 4th year was a disaster for the Tigers with injuries and that led to them losing 98 games and subsequently cost Ausmus his job.  

In 2018, Ausmus accepted a position with the LA Angels organization as a Special Assistant to GM Billy Eppler.  At the conclusion of the season, Ausmus was named as the Manager of the LA Angels, to replace longtime Manager Mike Scioscia.   

2018 Los Angeles Angels Recap

The LA Angels finished up 2018 two games under .500 with a record of 80-82.  They finished in 4th place in the American League West Division, 23 games behind the Houston Astros for the top spot in the division and 17 games out of the AL Wild-Card spot.  

The Angels started out looking decent to start the season, posting winning record in both March and April but it all went downhill from there. They had losing record in each month of May, June, July and August.  They were one game over .500 in September.

The Angels 2018 season could be summed up by a season of injuries. Nearly every player who started the season went through some time on the disabled list.  The Angels simply couldn’t keep players healthy and it drastically affected their ability to be successful.

Los Angeles Angels Offseason Signings and Departures

The LA Angels were without a doubt one of the busiest teams this year in the offseason.  They have brought in a lot of young talent to the minor leagues and it appears that they will try to grow from within.  

They have also brought in some players that they are hoping will make an immediate impact.  One of those players is starting pitcher Matt Harvey. The Angels are hoping that Harvey can return to his previous form and lead this team as the Ace on the team.  

The following is a complete list of players that the team has signed or lost during the offseason of 2019:

  • 10/29/18 RHP Junichi Tazawa elected free agency.
  • 10/29/18 CF Eric Young Jr. elected free agency.
  • 10/29/18 RHP Jim Johnson elected free agency.
  • 10/29/18 RHP Blake Wood elected free agency.
  • 10/29/18 RF Chris Young elected free agency.
  • 10/29/18 RHP Garrett Richards elected free agency.
  • 10/29/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Julio Goff
  • 11/2/18 Los Angeles Angels claimed RHP Austin Brice off waivers from Cincinnati Reds.
  • 11/8/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Yelmison Peralta
  • 11/17/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent OF Peter Bourjos
  • 11/19/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent C Dustin Garneau
  • 11/20/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RF Cesar Puello
  • 11/20/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent SS Wilfredo Tovar
  • 11/21/18 Miami Marlins traded LHP Dillon Peters to LA Angels for RHP Tyler Stevens.
  • 11/21/18 Los Angeles Angels released 2B Jose Fernandez.
  • 11/26/18 Los Angeles Angels released RHP Alex Meyer.
  • 11/26/18 New York Yankees claimed RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from LA Angels.
  • 11/29/18 Chicago Cubs traded 3B T. La Stella to LA Angels for Future Considerations
  • 11/29/18 Los Angeles Angels released RF Jabari Blash.
  • 11/30/18 RHP Matt Shoemaker elected free agency.
  • 11/30/18 RHP Blake Parker elected free agency.
  • 12/6/18 Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Luis Garcia to LA Angels for LHP Jose Alvarez.
  • 12/10/18 Seattle Mariners claimed 3B Kaleb Cowart off waivers from Los Angeles Angels.
  • 12/11/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Matt Ramsey
  • 12/13/18 Los Angeles Angels traded LHP Conor Lillis-White to Chicago Cubs.
  • 12/15/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent 1B Justin Bour.
  • 12/20/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent LF Jarrett Parker
  • 12/20/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Trevor Cahill.
  • 12/21/18 Los Angeles Angels claimed RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from NY Yankees.
  • 12/21/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Matt Harvey.
  • 12/29/18 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent C Jonathan Lucroy.
  • 1/4/19 Texas Rangers claimed RHP Luke Farrell off waivers from Los Angeles Angels.
  • 1/4/19 Baltimore Orioles claimed RHP Austin Brice off waivers from LA Angels.
  • 1/4/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Alejandro Duran
  • 1/8/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Alex Meyer
  • 1/12/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent CF Yohan Brito  
  • 1/14/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent C Jose Estrada  
  • 1/15/19 Los Angeles Angels traded SS D. Ozoria to Minnesota Twins for RHP J. Curtiss.
  • 1/20/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Cody Allen.
  • 1/22/19 Oakland Athletics claimed RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from LA Angels.
  • 1/23/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent C Roberto Pena  
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster CF Brandon Marsh to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster C Julian Leon to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster C Jack Kruger to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster RHP Jeremy Rhoades to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster 1B Jared Walsh to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster CF Jo Adell to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster RHP Miguel Almonte to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster RHP Griffin Canning to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster C Keinner Pina to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster 2B Jahmai Jones to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster 1B Matt Thaiss to spring training.
  • 1/25/19 Los Angeles Angels invited non-roster CF Brennon Lund to spring training.
  • 2/13/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Daniel Hudson
  • 2/16/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent LHP Dan Jennings
  • 2/18/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Luke Bard
  • 2/20/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent C Ryan Scott.
  • 2/21/19 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent 2B D.C. Arendas.
  • 2/23/19 3B Jose Rojas assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 SS Connor Justus assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 RHP Mike Kaelin assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 LHP Greg Mahle assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 OF Bo Way assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 RHP Dario Beltre assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 RHP Zac Ryan assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 CF Torii Hunter Jr. assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 RF Brandon Sandoval assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 RHP Daniel Procopio assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 RHP Ryan Clark assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 OF Jhoan Urena assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/23/19 Los Angeles Angels claimed 3B Kaleb Cowart off waivers from Detroit Tigers.
  • 2/24/19 RF Orlando Martinez assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 C Mario Sanjur assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 SS Leonardo Rivas assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 RHP Alex Klonowski assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 RHP Simon Mathews assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 RHP Jorge Tavarez assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 OF Brendon Sanger assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 2B Franklin Torres assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 RHP Michael Santos assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 RHP Adam Hofacket assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 RHP Austin Krzeminski assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 RHP Luis Pena assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 C Harrison Wenson assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 C Alexis Olmeda assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 SS Roberto Baldoquin assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 C Franklin Navarro assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/24/19 3B Jordan Zimmerman assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/25/19 RHP Sean Isaac assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/25/19 RHP Zack Kelly assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 2/26/19 RHP Yelmison Peralta assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/2/19 SS Kevin Maitan assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/3/19 RHP Brett Hanewich assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/7/19 OF Jordyn Adams assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/7/19 SS Jeremiah Jackson assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/7/19 OF Trent Deveaux assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/9/19 SS Erick Salcedo assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/9/19 LF DJ Jenkins assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
  • 3/9/19 SS Livan Soto assigned to Los Angeles Angels.
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2019 Los Angeles Angels Projected Lineup

The LA Angels should field a very strong lineup in 2019. They will have one of the strongest top 4 in the American League, as they once again are anchored by All-Star Outfielder Mike Trout.   Trout will bat 2nd this year, behind Kole Calhoun and in front of Justin Upton and newly acquired Justin Bour.

The lineup should be able to score some runs this year, but they will be very reliant on the top portion of the lineup, as the bottom half of the lineup is lacking.  The following is our projected starting lineup for the 2019 LA Angels:

  1. Kole Calhoun – OF
  2. Mike Trout – OF
  3. Justin Upton – OF
  4. Justin Bour – 1B
  5. Albert Pujols – DH
  6. Andrelton Simmons – SS
  7. Jonathan Lucroy – C
  8. Zack Cozart – 3B
  9. David Fletcher – 2B

2019 Los Angeles Angels Pitching Staff

The original plan was for Andrew Heaney to be the #1 starter but as Spring Training plays out, he is having issues….once again…..with his elbow.  He has inflammation in his elbow that looks like it will make him miss the remainder of the Spring Training and potentially a game or two to start the season.  

The following is the projected pitching rotation for the LA Angels:

  • Andrew Heaney
  • Matt Harvey
  • Tyler Skaggs
  • Trevor Cahill
  • Jaime Barria

 

2019 Los Angeles Angels Outlook and Betting Preview

The LA Angels fans want like nothing to be excited for 2019 but the reality is the pitching has questions and the bottom part of the lineup needs help. They don’t have a true #1 starter, who they can call their ace and Matt Harvey is far from his previous form. Even in the Spring Training, he has been questionable at best.

Then there is the fact that the bottom portion of the lineup is lacking. Sure, they have some pop in the top part of the lineup but a teams success can’t rely solely on the fact that the top of a lineup can hit. The bottom needs to pitch in and help out and I just don’t see much production coming from that portion of the lineup.

Our friends have listed the LA Angels at +5000 to win the 2019 World Series and +2500 to win the American League Pennant.  I just don’t have the faith to play them in either aspect with the unanswered question that surrounds the team.

Be sure you check out the 2019 MLB Season Preview and Betting Guide to see more team previews and an overall outline on the 2019 MLB Season. 

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