The Angels have performed six-man rotations in recent seasons. They are expected to do the same this year, although coach Phil Nevin has indicated the club will be a bit less rigid than in previous years to try to win more innings. more for their top teams.
The Halos had a day off on the second day of the season, minimizing the need for a sixth start in the first. They have an extra day to start the second from Shohei Ohtani yesterday before the start of friday.
After today’s scheduled day off, the Angels competed for six consecutive days. Sam Blum of athletics tweets The Angels will likely start the sixth for the April 12 game against the National Team. It is not yet clear who will be the first to take on that role behind Ohtani, Nevin, Patrick Sandoval, Reid Detmers, Tyler Anderson And Jose Suárez.
The most likely candidates seem to be left-handed Tucker Davidson and right Close the box of Griffin. Davidson, acquired last summer Raul Iglesias deals with Atlanta, five minor league options are out. He has to stick with the MLB roster in some capacity if the Halos don’t want the chance to lose him. They were able to deploy him out of the barn, where he made his only appearance of the season on April 1. Davidson unleashed four innings of the cleanup job to end up with a landslide victory in Oakland. It was only his second relieved appearance at MLB level, as he started 16 of the league’s 18 major games.
Davidson threw 52 innings between Atlanta and Anaheim last season. He is tagged with an ERA of 6.75, 14.4% ahead of his opponents while beating 13.7% of his opponents. That kind of production obviously wasn’t enough but Halos kept him on the 40-man roster, clearly believing he has the ability to take a step forward. Davidson was more solid than 15 Triple-A starts last year, with an above-average hit rate of 27.8% and a solid walk percentage of 7%, which is more encouraging than the 4, His 59 ERA is there.
Canning is currently on the 15-day injured list. He has opened the season with a groin strain, but the problem seems to be extremely minor. The UCLA product began rehab for the Low-A Inland Empire tonight, making five innings and 92 pitches. Assuming he responds well over the next few days, it looks like he’s on track for a quick reinstatement. Canning first qualified back on April 12, so his timetable could fit the Angels’ first need for a sixth start.
If he gets the nod, it will be his first major league debut since July 2021. Canning has spent the past year and a half with a back injury. One of the organization’s more promising pitching prospects a few seasons ago, he looked like an arm capable of mid-rolling as he worked with a 3.99 ERA in 11 starts in shortened season. Canning gave up a 5.60 ERA in his first 14 appearances in 2021 due to back problems that kept him out for more than 18 months. He had 209 innings of 1/3 MLB under his rule, most of which were starters. Unlike Davidson, Canning can still be selected for another season.
While Davidson and Canning appear to be the top candidates for the sixth warm-up job, they’re not the only options. permission Jaime Barria pointed out in Spring Training that he had set his sights on the job. Barria is mostly active for long periods in 2022, throwing 79 thirds in 35 appearances. He posted an ERA of 2.61 out of the barn but without a massive hit count or the ball hitting the ground.
Barria was primarily a starter before last season, operating with an ERA of 4.49 built on tight control. Like Davidson, Barria has made one appearance this season. He counted 3 2/3 low leverage frameworks in a heavy loss to Seattle on Tuesday. He also had no other choice and had to stick with the major in some capacity.
Chasing Silseth was also on the 40-man roster and started seven games as a rookie last year. The right-hander displayed attractive pace but was hit hard in his first MLB appearance. He started the new year with an optional mission for Triple-A Salt Lake. Kenny Rosenberg And Jhonathan Diaz There were also short shoots last season, though neither of them occupy a spot on the 40-man roster at this point. It’s not likely that anyone in that group will be considered for MLB starting earlier this year.
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