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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Blue Jays (4-9-2021)
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Blue Jays (4-9-2021)
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A Week in Review: Inside the Numbers
Interesting numbers..

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=pit&lg=all&qual=0&type=8&season=2021&month=0&season1=2021&ind=0&team=1&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2021-01-01&enddate=2021-12-31&sort=20,d

Everyone who would have guessed Quintana had the best FIP among the SPs, raise your hand?   

The Babip numbers for some of these guys are what you'd expect for small sample sizes -- all over the place.  As a team they have been totally normal for what you'd expect over a full 162 games (.301) -- but that ranks as the 10th highest in MLB which means compared to the rest of MLB they have been a tad unlucky early on. The HR/FB rates sort of indicate some bad luck or rather, fluke outcomes given what the HR/9 is.   The team K/9 rates are great, the BB/9 rate have been league average, the team GB rate has been elite.   Basically the early indications are that for the most part the pitching is likely to improve and if there is any truth to the thinking that inducing GBs and piling up K totals = future success the pitching staff has a lot going for it.  That HR/FB has basically been the issue.  Im guessing that figure will come down as they face less Astros, Jays and CWS hitters.

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=0&type=8&season=2021&month=0&season1=2021&ind=0&team=0,ts&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2021-01-01&enddate=2021-12-31&sort=8,d

Offensively...  A lot to like there.   K rates are low, walk rates are too but again -- the level of competition has been good.   Defensively -- despite the spurt of ugly errors for a couple games there the Angels have 3 defensive runs saved, behind only the Tigers with 5.  (3 teams tied with 3).

Basically, there really hasn't been anything flukey good early on and there are indications things will get better in some key areas. 

It's been a fun first 7 games.
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Blue Jays (4-8-2021)
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Blue Jays (4-8-2021)
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Astros (4-6-2021) Rojas starting at 3B - Walsh in RF
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Astros (4-6-2021) - Rojas starting at 3B - Walsh in RF
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Astros (4-5-2021)
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Astros (4-5-2021)
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Gameday Thread: White Sox Vs Angels 4/4/2021 (ESPN Broadcast - Ohtani on the mound, batting second!!)
SP Dylan Cease vs. SP Shohei Ohtani
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. White Sox (4-3-2021)
Angels vs. White Sox GDT 04/03/21
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. White Sox (4-2-2021)
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. White Sox (4-2-2021)
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. White Sox (Opening Day 4-1-2021)
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. White Sox (Opening Day 4-1-2021)
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Fangraphs bullish on Angels
The staff predictions, that is.

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/fangraphs-2021-staff-predictions/

15 of 38 think they'll win the division, and 23 think they'll at least get a wildcard.

Yes, that is validation.
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AngelsWin Today: Three Bold Predictions for the Angels in 2021
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer

Baseball is back!

While the stands may not be entirely full of fans, the players will be taking the field and we have games to watch. I’m excited! It’s been a long year, and springtime and baseball both bring hope and joy for a new and better year.

In the past, I’ve never actually published predictions for the Angels at the start of the season. Call me superstitious, but it’s like talking about a no-hitter during a game. I’ve always been a bit too worried that I’d jinx the team if I published a prediction.

But, since the last 12 months have been anything but usual, this year, I’ve decided to break that streak and try something different. I’m going to write my predictions for the team. If they come true, it’ll make for a thrilling year for fans and the team. And, throughout the season, it will be great to follow these predictions to see if they come true.

So, here they are:

Bold Prediction #1: The Angels will have 4 players finish in top 15 vote recipients for the AL MVP Award

Okay, at first this seems a little bit easy with a lineup that features Trout and Rendon. But that’s just half of the prediction. I still need 2 more players to receive votes and finish in the top 15 recipients. Considering how many good players there are in the league, and, that there are 15 teams in the mix, that is a tall order. Throw in the possibility for ties in the voting, and it is an extremely bold prediction.
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Dodgers (Spring Training Finale - 3/30/2021) Quintana on the Bump!
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Dodgers (Spring Training Finale - 3/30/2021) Quintana on the Bump!
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Dodgers (3/29/2021) Ohtani on the Bump - Batting second!
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Dodgers (3/29/2021) Ohtani on the Bump - Batting second!
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Rockies (3-25-2021) Bundy on the Bump!
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Rockies (3-25-2021) Bundy on the Bump!
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Royals (3-24-2021) Jose Quintana on the Bump!
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Royals (3-24-2021) Jose Quintana on the Bump!
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Rangers (3/23/2021) Heaney on the Bump!
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Rangers (3/23/2021) Heaney on the Bump!
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Bally Sports West Announces 2021 Los Angeles Angels Regular Season Broadcast Schedule
BALLY SPORTS WEST ANNOUNCES 2021 LOS ANGELES ANGELS

REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE

 

Opening Day Coverage of the 2021 Angels Regular Season to

Feature the All-New Bally Sports West Network Branding

 

“Bally Sports Big Opening Day” Will Debut Prior to Angels vs White Sox Pregame Coverage on April 1;

Live Show to Offer MLB Previews and Sports Updates Across the 19 Bally Sports Regional Networks

 

LOS ANGELES – Bally Sports West (rebranding from FOX Sports West), home of the Los Angeles Angels, today announced its 2021 Angels regular season schedule with approximately 154 games. All games not airing exclusively on a national platform, will air on the all-new Bally Sports West regional network starting with Opening Day coverage, April 1 at 8AM vs the Chicago White Sox.  

As previously announced, Matt Vasgersian will join Angels telecasts this season as the network’s lead play-by-play announcer alongside Analyst, Mark Gubicza who returns for his 15th season. Daron Sutton will also rotate in throughout the season to provide play-by-play alongside Gubicza. New this season, Jose Mota will join game broadcasts to supply added analysis; Alex Curry also returns throughout the season.

The network will continue to deliver “Angels Live” pregame and postgame coverage, providing fans with unmatched access to the team with interviews, extended analysis, unique features and more. Led by Patrick O’Neal, rotating at the host position with Kent French throughout the season, Opening Day coverage on April 1 will feature a special one-hour “Angels Live” pregame show ahead of first pitch. 

In celebration of the Angels 60th anniversary season, Bally Sports West will deliver specialty themed 60th Anniversary telecasts that welcome in former Angels players behind the mic. More information on the schedule and guests analysts will be revealed throughout the season. 
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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Cubs (3-22-2021) Canning on the bump!
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Cubs (3-22-2021) Canning on the bump!
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AngelsWin Today: AngelsWin.com Interviews Angels Play-by-Play Announcer Daron Sutton
Interview Conducted by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer

There’s no doubt that the Angels this year will hit a lot of homeruns this year. With Trout, Rendon, Ohtani, Upton, and Pujols in the lineup, the potential for a lot of offense is clearly established.

But the biggest homerun the Angels may hit this year is in bringing back Daron Sutton to help with the Play-By-Play announcing for the Angels broadcasts. Along with Matt Vasgersian, Sutton will form part of the broadcast team to work alongside with Mark Gubicza and Jose Mota.

Long-time fans will remember Daron from his great announcing on the radio with Mario Impemba during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. And, even longer fans will remember him as the son of Don Sutton who won his 300th game with the Angels back in 1986.

Daron, an admitted Angels fan, brings a unique style to the booth that is easy to listen to and at the same time very informative. He brings the joy of a fan and the experience of having grown up in the around the game and having played in the Minor Leagues for the Angels as a pitcher.

AngelsWin.com recently caught up with Daron to talk Angels baseball and about his return to calling Angels games. Please click below to watch our interview and be sure to follow him on his Twitter feed @lifeisgreatsut.


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Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Royals (3/19/2021) Bundy on the bump!
Gameday Thread: Angels vs. Royals (3/19/2021) Bundy on the bump!
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What are your favorite things about baseball?
Marsh's triple tonight reminded me that it's one of my favorite things.  

Robbed hrs

Walk off wins.  

What are yours?  
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GameDay Thread: Angels vs. Mariners (3/17/2021) Happy St. Patricks Day!
GameDay Thread: Angels vs. Mariners (3/17/2021) Happy St. Patricks Day!
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GameDay Thread: Angels vs. Indians (3/16/2021) Canning on the bump!
The Indians are throwing their ace against what could be our opening day lineup. 

 

Lineup - 3-16 vs. CLE.PDF
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GameDay Thread: Angels @ Reds 3/15/2021 - Alex Cobb on the bump!
GameDay Thread: Angels @ Reds 3/15/2021 - Alex Cobb on the bump!
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