Angels 2010 25-man roster

No.; Name; Pos.; B/T; Age; Comment

STARTERS

2; Erick Aybar; SS; S/R; 26; Won't be on-base machine like Chone Figgins, but has speed and ability to be dynamic leadoff man.

53; Bobby Abreu; RF; L/R; 36; Plate discipline, power and speed make him one of baseball's most productive all-around hitters.

48; Torii Hunter; CF; R/R; 34; Nine-time Gold Glove winner is healthy after playing much of 2009 with sports hernia.

55; Hideki Matsui; DH; L/R; 35; Angels hope 2009 World Series MVP has another 25-homer, 90-RBI season in bat.

8; Kendry Morales; 1B; S/R; 26; Emerged as offensive force in 2009; will probably move into cleanup spot by May 1.

20; Juan Rivera; LF; R/R; 31; Loss of 13 pounds and added muscle should make him more agile in field and on bases.

47; Howie Kendrick; 2B; R/R; 26; Line-drive hitter with career .302 average; drove ball consistently this spring.

44; Mike Napoli; C; R/R; 28; Has extraordinary power but ordinary defensive skills, which will limit his playing time.

3; Brandon Wood; 3B; R/R; 25; Extremely capable defender with 20-homer potential, but must cut down on strikeouts.

PITCHERS

36; Jered Weaver; SP; R/R; 27; Threw career-high 211 innings last season without fading in September or October.

51; Joe Saunders; SP; L/L; 28; Won 16 games despite pitching most of 2009 with tightness in shoulder; looks sound this spring.

54; Ervin Santana; SP; R/R; 27; Elbow sprain sapped him of normal velocity last season, but 95-mph fastball is back.

35; Joel Pineiro; SP; R/R; 31; Sinker-ball specialist will keep infielders busy fielding ground balls behind him.

32; Matt Palmer; SP; R/R; 31; Was rotation savior in first half of 2009, going 9-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 16 starts.

40; Brian Fuentes; RP; L/L; 34; Closer led major leagues with 48 saves in 2009 but struggled at times in second half.

56; Fernando Rodney; RP; R/R; 33; Former Tigers closer mixes 97-mph fastball with 81-mph changeup; was inconsistent this spring.

62; Scot Shields; RP; R/R; 34; Could provide huge boost if he regains 2004-2008 form after left-knee surgery in 2009.

65; Kevin Jepsen; RP; R/R; 25; Was far more effective vs. right-handers (.208 average against) than lefties (.373) last season.

52; Jason Bulger; RP; R/R; 31; Had a 3.56 ERA, 68 strikeouts and 30 walks in 65 2/3 innings during breakout 2009 season.

43; Brian Stokes; RP; R/R; 30; Acquired from Mets for Gary Matthews Jr.; gives Angels power arm in long relief.

RESERVES

5; Jeff Mathis; C; R/R; 27; Superior defensive skills will probably give him more playing time behind plate than Napoli.

13; Maicer Izturis; INF; S/R; 29; Clutch hitter provides above-average defense at shortstop, second base and third.

17; Terry Evans; OF; R/R; 28; Ability to play all three outfield positions was determining factor in his making roster.

46; Bobby Wilson; C; R/R; 26; Excellent defensive catcher who can also provide coverage at first base.

39; Robb Quinlan; INF/OF; R/R; 33; Veteran can play corner infield and outfield spots and provide some power.

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