As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 15, we are giving a breakdown of how they stand with their roster. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. Today, the infield:
The Angels got better than expected production out of the left side of their infield, with third baseman Yunel Escobar posting a .355 on-base percentage and shortstop Andrelton Simmons hitting .281 with a .324 on-base percentage. The other side didn’t work out as well, as the Angels couldn’t get any consistent production at second base, and first baseman C.J. Cron’s mostly solid season was limited by injuries. Albert Pujols turned in just about a normal season, by his Angels standards, but he was limited to DH.
HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOW
Things changed a bit with the signing of Luis Valbuena (free agent), who will…