Los Angeles Angels’ Farm System
The Los Angeles Angels entered the 2016 with a mountain of expectation. After finishing with the top record in baseball in 2014 and a respectable, if underwhelming 85-77 record in 2015 crashed and burned in 2016, finishing with the tenth worst record in baseball. A lot of the issues with the team had to do with their overreliance on players past their prime, including Jered Weaver. Albert Pujols, Huston Street and even Tim Lincecum, who was signed after a tryout. The Angels saw their season crash and burn after a horrible June, when they went 8-19. The season took a further turn for the worse with the losses of starters Garrett Richards, (Biometric Arm Surgery) and Matt Shoemaker (Struck by Line Drive). However, on the flip side, the Angels did find some promise in 2010 first rounder Cam Bedrosian, who came into his own as a solid reliever. Additionally, Kole Calhoun showed promise as a complementary outfield piece. Albert Pujols, in spite of his albatross of a contract, hit 31 home runs. And of course, who can forget Mike Trout, who parlayed another outstanding season into a second AL MVP award.