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Friday, April 10, 2009
Top 40 Angels, 2009 Edition
Dave Studeman didn't announce his most recent Win Shares update, so I forgot to fetch these back in January — aw, who am I kidding, I just forgot. Anyway —
Changes from last year:
- New this year: Scot Shields at 66.8 career Win Shares, good for 39th.
- Falling off: Fred Lynn, as predicted last year. You now must have at least 65.1 career Win Shares to make the top 40.
- Moving up: Vlad Guerrero moves from #12 last year to #9 this year with a 24.4 win share season. K-Rod finishes his Angels career (assuming he doesn't make his way back somehow) at #31, up from #40 last year with a 12 win share season. Garret Anderson also ends his Angels career at #2, surpassing my expectations — and everyone else on the list except Tim Salmon. Chone Figgins goes from #22 to #17 with 12 win shares; with another 12 win share season, he might end his Angel career (assuming he stays healthy and leaves the organization after this season) by surpassing such stalwarts as Mike Witt, Troy Percival, Troy Glaus, and Rod Carew.
- Still waiting in the wings: Kelvim Escobar, who pitched virtually not at all last year. With 52 win shares, he could be a long shot to even make the top 40. Maicer Izturis has 45.3 career Angels win shares, and appears currently at #61; as with Figgins, he's questionable to stay with the team after this year, and so I wouldn't bet on him cracking the list.
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