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Stat corner: Best players in Angels history

Who had the best career in Angels history? We can use the Wins Above Average stat, covered in a previous stat corner, to give one possible answer. Remember, WAA gives you credit for what a player did that was above an average player at their position in the years they played. The number represents how many wins a player meant for his team compared with an average player.

The top 10 position players

1. Mike Trout, 45.1

2. Jim Fregosi, 26.5

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3. Bobby Grich, 19.2

4. Tim Salmon, 16

5. Brian Downing, 15.8

6. Darin Erstad, 13

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7. Howie Kendrick, 11.8

8. Troy Glaus, 10.4

9. Jim Edmonds, 10.3

10. Vladimir Guerrero, 10.1

The top 10 pitchers

1. Chuck Finley, 27.1

2. Nolan Ryan, 20.3

3. Frank Tanana, 19.7

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4. Jered Weaver, 16.8

5. Mark Langston, 12.6

6. John Lackey, 10.5

7. Dean Chance, 10.3

8. Jarrod Washburn, 9.2

9. Francisco Rodriguez, 8.9

10. Troy Percival, 8.2

Source: baseball-reference.com

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