Angels Make Some Changes To Their Coaching Staff

It was another massively disappointing season for the Los Angeles Angels. 

It's clear something needs to change, seen earlier this season with the firing of manager Joe Maddon. Now, the Angels are parting ways with hitting coach Jeremy Reed and assistant hitting coach John Mallee. 
Reed has spent the past four seasons as the hitting coach for the Angels. 

In those four seasons, the Angels have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 22nd in runs scored since 2019. The club is also 21st in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging in those years. 

2022 was an especially bad season offensively for the Angels, as the team put up a brutal .297 OBP, one of only five teams to record a percentage in that category below .300. In addition, the club was 15th with a .390 slugging percentage, and struck out at a frightening 25.7%, more than any other club this season. 

All that being said, the blame can't entirely go to the hitting coaches, as the team dealt with injuries to some key offensive players over the season. However, young players with plenty of potential have seen offensive struggles under Reed, such as Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh. 

On the other end, however, players such as Luis Rengifo, Taylor Ward and Jared Walsh have all found success while Reed and Mallee held the job. 

Regardless, the Angels will be looking elsewhere this offseason in the search for a hitting coach for the 2023 season.