The Best Los Angeles Angels Of 2023



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The 2023 Los Angeles Angels have all eyes on them coming into the 2023 MLB season. A squad that has made the playoffs just once in the last 13 years, the Angels franchise as a whole has had a major fall from grace since their World Series championship 20 years ago, and this season, they are looking to change everything. While it is painstakingly clear who the two best players on the Angels are, there is still a massive debate about who the next best players on the 2023 Los Angeles Angels are.

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout have proven to the baseball world that they are undoubtedly 2 of the best 5 players in all of the MLB, and while the rest of the Los Angeles Angels roster has struggled to keep up with them, there is no doubt that the talent is growing tremendously. For a mostly homegrown team like the Angles, the talent and promise level of the squad are through the roof. With players like Taylor Ward, Patrick Sandoval, and Hunter Renfroe excelling and exceeding expectations with every passing season, all eyes are going to be on the 2023 Los Angeles Angels to see if they can not only finally make the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, but make some noise with two of the best players the game has ever seen.

Vote up the best Los Angles Angels, and be sure to check out The Greatest Los Angeles Angels of All Time and The Greatest Los Angeles Angels Managers of All Time to load up on your Angels history before the start of the 2023 season.

  • Shohei Ohtani
    Photo: @elitedingers / Twitter
    18 votes

    Career Highlights: 
    2x All-Star (2021-2022)
    AL MVP (2021)
    2x All-MLB First Team (2021-2022)
    2x All-MLB Second Team (2021-2022)
    AL Rookie of the Year (2018)
    Silver Slugger Award (2021)
    2x Edgar Martinez Award (2021-2022)
    AL Triples Leader (2021)
    AP Athlete of the Year (2021)

    Angels Tenure: 5 years (Drafted by Angels)

    • Birthplace: Mizusawa, Iwate
    • Nationality: Japan
    • Position: Pitcher, Designated Hitter, Outfielder
  • Mike Trout
    Photo: @miketrout / Instagram
    20 votes

    Career Highlights: 
    10x All-Star (2012-2019, 2021-2022)
    3x AL MVP (2014, 2016, 2019)
    3x All-MLB First Team (2019, 2020, 2022)
    AL Rookie of the Year (2012)
    9x Silver Slugger Award (2012-2016, 2018-2020, 2022)
    Wilson Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
    2x AL Hank Aaron Award (2014, 2019)
    MLB All-Star Game MVP (2014, 2015)
    AL RBI Leader (2014)

    Angels Tenure: 12 years (Drafted by Angels)

    • Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Center fielder
  • Taylor Ward
    Photo: @taylorward.7 / Instagram
    13 votes

    Taylor Ward

    Career Highlights: 

    Angels Tenure: 5 years (Drafted by Angels)

    • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Third Baseman, Outfielder
  • Patrick Sandoval
    Photo: @psandy.43 / Instagram
    14 votes

    Patrick Sandoval

    Career Highlights: 

    Angels Tenure: 2 years (Drafted by Angels)

    • Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Pitcher
  • Jaime Barría
    Photo: @jaime_barria18 / Instagram
    7 votes

    Jaime Barría

    Career Highlights: 

    Angels Tenure: 5 years (Drafted by Angels)

    • Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
    • Nationality: Panamanian
    • Position: Pitcher
  • Jared Walsh
    Photo: @walshey21 / Instagram
    7 votes

    Career Highlights: 
    All-Star (2021)

    Angels Tenure: 4 years (Drafted by Angels)

    • Birthplace: Brookfield, Wisconsin
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: First baseman, Pitcher, Outfielder