5 Los Angeles Angels Who Belong on the 2014 AL All-Star Team

5 Los Angeles Angels Who Belong on the 2014 AL All-Star Team

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The Los Angeles Angels haven't exactly lived up to expectations after all their big free-agent signings, but they seem to be getting on the right track as they sit six games above .500 and five games behind the Oakland A's for first place in the AL West. Here are the five players most responsible for that.

5. Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols
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5. Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols
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Usually Albert Pujols is a shoo-in for the All-Star Game, but this year, I am not quite sure that he will make it. He should based on his power numbers alone, though. He has 16 home runs with 42 RBIs, but the statistic that may hold him back is his batting average, as it sits at .254.

4. C.J. Wilson

C.J. Wilson
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4. C.J. Wilson

C.J. Wilson
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C.J. Wilson is the Angels' most reliable starter, and he leads the team in wins with seven on the year. He also has a 3.50 ERA. You know what you are going to get out of Wilson. Very rarely does he not give the Angels a chance to win the game when he toes the rubber.

3. Erick Aybar

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3. Erick Aybar

Erick Aybar
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Erick Aybar is in the middle of one the best seasons of his career. He is second on the team in WAR with 2.5, only sitting behind Mike Trout. He is hitting .292 on the year, and he even has provided some power as he has five home runs and 37 RBIs. Not too bad for the shortstop.

2. Garrett Richards

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2. Garrett Richards

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Although C.J. Wilson is the steadiest pitcher on the Los Angeles Angels, Garrett Richards has been their best overall pitcher this year. He's 6-2 on the year, and he leads the team in ERA with 2.87. He has certainly stepped up for a pitching staff that desperately needed it.

1. Mike Trout

Mike Trout
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1. Mike Trout

Mike Trout
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Was this ever in question? Mike Trout, arguably the MVP of the league the past two seasons, is the Angels' best player. He leads the team in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage and RBIs. He is one of the best players in the league, and there is no reason for him not to be on the AL All-Star team.

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  • Nico

    CJ Wilson ??? Whattt