LA Angels Have "Decent" Trade Market: 4 Players To Be Dealt

There are not many teams that are certain sellers yet for the trade deadline, with just over six weeks to go. Currently, five teams are known to be ready to unload, and one of them that's often overlooked when talking about trade candidates is the Los Angeles Angels. 

Per baseball insider Jon Heyman, "I think their market is pretty decent. They're going to do OK."

And it's all hinged on the following four players who they could deal (and who other teams covet):

Jo Adell

Formerly one of the top prospects in all of baseball, Adell has always had tantalizing abilities—power, speed, defense—but he's never been able to put it all together at a sustained rate in the majors. He began the 2024 season like a house on fire, with a .979 OPS in April, batting .316 with 4 HR and 11 RBIs. May saw his average plummet, but he was still driving the ball out of the yard, with 7 HR and 16 RBIs. Since then: disaster, as he's batting .133 over the last four weeks. 

And yet, the asking price "is very high" according to insider Robert Murray.

Taylor Ward

Following his breakout season in 2022 in which he posted an OPS of .833 with 23 home runs, Ward was limited by injuries last season, and played just 97 games. This year, back to full health, he has 12 HR thus far with a 119 OPS+, and should be able to garner the Angels a decent return.

Tyler Anderson

This is the player who could bring back the most for the Angels in a trade. He's in the second year of a 3-year, $39M deal, so not very cost prohibitive, and the southpaw is having his second excellent season in the last three years, currently with a 2.63 ERA. 

Kevin Pillar

Who IS that guy wearing the Kevin Pillar jersey? Since coming over from the Chicago White Sox, in 27 games with the Angels, Pillar has driven in 24 runs, is hitting .370 with six home runs and a 1.060 OPS. There aren't many teams around the league that will be fooled by a small sample size run like this for a player who's been around 12 years, but they could still certainly recoup something for him. 

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