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This is a list of the greatest Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players .The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (formerly the California and Anaheim Angels) have had a star-crossed history. The team has managed to attract top talent in its past, but these stars have been either a wee bit or entirely past their prime. But that doesn't mean the team hasn't had it's fair share of great players. In 2002, the Angels surprised many when they not only had a great season, but also won the franchise's only World Series title.

Many of the greatest Angels players have been homegrown, with a few exceptions along the way. Tim Salmon is one of the best Angels of all time. The rightfielder spent his entire career in Anaheim and won the 1993 American League Rookie of the Year and the 2002 Comeback Player of the Year after a subpar campaign the year before. Salmon holds the Angels record for home runs and had over 1,000 RBis in his career. 

Another homegrown player is Mike Trout. In his first season, Trout took the league by storm. He led the league in several statistical categories, including runs scored, stolen bases with 49, and a WAR (wins over replacement) with a 10.4 mark. He won the American League Rookie of the Year and finished second to Miguel Cabrera in the MVP voting. The rare five-tool player, Trout represents what should be a bright future for the team and is already in talks to be one of the best Angels ever.

The greatest players in Angels history fill out this list. There many familiar names on this list and if you notice someone is missing, feel free to add him to this list of the greatest Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of all time. Vote or rerank the list to what you think it should look like.
list ordered by

1
586 128
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
471 97
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Pitcher

3
327 71
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

4
306 102
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

5
259 82
Tim Salmon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Right fielder

6
212 65
Garret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

7
188 69
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

8
156 73
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Second baseman

9
126 36
Darin Erstad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Left fielder, First baseman, Center fielder

10
119 46
Jim Fregosi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Manager, Shortstop

11
114 51
Brian Downing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

12
158 71
Wally Joyner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
First baseman

13
145 48
Troy Percival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

14
141 68
Jered Weaver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Starting pitcher

15
108 25
Chuck Finley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Pitcher

16
140 54
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

17
144 54
Troy Glaus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

18
186 82
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
MobyWaller added First baseman

19
135 47
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
164 64
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

21
94 33
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
SteveFrediani added Pitcher

22
115 45
Francisco Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

23
95 36
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
76 11
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

25
74 30
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

26
87 33
David Eckstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Second baseman, Shortstop

27
73 32
John Lackey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
68 28
Doug DeCinces is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
SteveFrediani added Third baseman

29
55 25
Mike Witt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Pitcher

30
51 24
Mark Langston is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Pitcher

31
72 31
Howard Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Left fielder, First baseman, Second baseman

32
96 45
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
SteveFrediani added Manager, Catcher

33
66 41
Chone Figgins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Outfielder, Infielder, Second baseman

34
46 12
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
tonymannara added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

35
51 26
Bengie Molina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
CMCSS03 added Catcher

36
50 24
Bob Boone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Manager, Catcher

37
53 25
Kole Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

38
43 23
Dean Chance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Pitcher

39
48 35
Erick Aybar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

40
43 28
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
david-choinacky added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
32 20
Gary Pettis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
32 21
Devon White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

43
38 27
Sandy Alomar, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
SteveFrediani added Infielder, Second baseman

44
58 39
Andy Messersmith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

45
53 34
Mark Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

46
36 13
Bobby Bonds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
tonymannara added Right fielder, Outfielder

47
31 23
Gary DiSarcina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Shortstop

48
35 16
Dick Schofield is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Shortstop

49
32 29
Jarrod Washburn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
41 30
Ervin Santana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher