Without question, there is talent on the Los Angeles Angels‘ roster.
But most hitters haven’t had a good year and haven’t shown the necessary consistency to form a good offense.
This has been especially true during the team’s last 43 games, a streak that includes 32 losses and just 11 victories.
“The Angels have lost 32 of their last 43 games. OPS during that time: Ohtani, .908 Trout, .831 Walsh, .673 Rengifo, .655 Stassi, .644 Ward, .641 Duffy, .615 Marsh, .488 Velazquez, .366, Entire team, .636,” Codify Baseball tweeted.
The Angels have lost 32 of their last 43 games.
OPS during that time:
Entire team, .636
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) July 11, 2022
As you can see, Ohtani and Trout have been the only above-average hitters during that stretch.
They don’t even break average, and that’s extremely worrisome for the future of the franchise.
An Underperforming Unit
Walsh seems to have hit a wall, and the same goes for Stassi.
Anthony Rendon, a former MVP candidate and World Series contributor for the Washington Nationals just three years ago, is injured and out for the year.
Taylor Ward, who started off the season on fire, has seen his OPS decrease dramatically.
Nothing is working for the Angels’ offense besides Ohtani and Trout, and even the latter has been underperforming according to his own standards.
When fully healthy, Trout is easily a 1.000 OPS guy.
In the Angels’ last 43 games, he is at .831: still above-average, but not quite Trout-ian.
Yes, pitching is usually an issue with the Angels, but let’s not ignore the fact that their hitters have been subpar in 2022, and things are not looking good at the moment.