MLB Trade Rumors: Angels All-Star Starter Becoming Trade Candidate

Tyler Anderson, the Los Angeles Angels' left-handed starter, has experienced a notable resurgence after a challenging debut season.

Initially signing a significant three-year deal, Anderson struggled with a high ERA and walk rate, but his performance in recent starts has shifted dramatically.

Over his last seven outings, he's boasted a commendable 2.92 ERA and reduced his WHIP to 1.13, demonstrating a significant improvement in control and effectiveness on the mound. This turnaround has caught the attention of several teams looking to bolster their rotations for a playoff run.

As the MLB trade deadline approaches in the coming months, Anderson's newfound form has positioned him as a prime trade candidate.

His ability to consistently deliver quality starts has made him particularly attractive to contenders needing reliable pitching.

The Angels, currently underperforming in the AL West, face a critical decision: leverage Anderson’s peak value to strengthen their roster or acquire future assets. His contract, aligning with those of other notable pitchers, and his improved performance make him a valuable asset in trade discussions.

Anderson is in the second season of a 3-year, $39M contract ($13M AAV), signed back 2022.

Speculation around potential trade destinations for Anderson is intensifying as teams with postseason aspirations seek to fortify their pitching staffs.

Since the 2022 season, the 34-year-old holds a 3.71 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, with 293 strikeouts across 369 innings and 65 appearances (61 starts). He was an All-Star in the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Photo Credit: Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports