By Bob Garcia IV @bgarcia90 on May 23, 2014
As with any professional team, there are certain players on the squad who are deemed untouchable as they are looked at as being irreplaceable. For the Los Angeles Angels, who seem to be progressing toward a playoff push with another talent-laden roster, there are several players who could fit this qualification. So with that said, this slideshow will give you the five most irreplaceable players on the Angels' current roster.
Kendrick's nickname should be Mr. Consistency as he has been a reliable offensive and defensive player since being called up to the Angels during the 2006 season. The 30-year-old is one of the league's top second baseman and has continued to show that with the type of production he is having in 2014. Kendrick's consistency year in and year out is what makes him one of the Angels' irreplaceable players. He plays an integral part on the team.
Since signing with the Angels three years ago, Wilson has been a great part of the 1-2 punch with Jered Weaver at the top of the starting rotation. Even through Los Angeles struggled the past two seasons, Wilson continued to be a reliable pitcher who kept his team in the ball game almost every time he took the hill. If not for the 33-year-old, the Halos' starting rotation would not have had some essence of stability during those rough patches.
Although he has not played at the high level that was expected when he signed with Angels, Pujols' production in the lineup is something that is hard to come by, especially this season. Along with his bat in the lineup, Pujols is an outstanding fielding first baseman and great leader to have on any team. Although he may be past his prime, Pujols is a player every team would love to have represent them on and off the field.
The 31-year-old right hander has not only been the Angels' most reliable pitcher over the past several seasons but also the ace of the starting rotation. Weaver can be penciled in for over 30 starts, a double-digit win total and sub-3.30 ERA year in and year out. He is the unspoken leader of the pitching staff and has led by example with his high level of play over his first nine years in the league. His place on the team cannot be replaced.
The 22-year-old phenom will clearly atop any list especially one that puts his value to the team into consideration. He is arguably the best player in the majors and will be the face of the Angels' organization for many years to come. As for his talent level, Trout has the potential go down as one of the game's best if he continues to play the way he has in his first three years in the league. Simply put, he is undoubtedly irreplaceable.
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