#19 DESMOND DeCHONE FIGGINS - 3B/IF/OF - (2002 - Present)
Ranking on our post-2005-season All Time Angels List: #59 - LINK TO ARTICLE
Franchise Win Shares Rank: 17 (100 Regular Season Win Shares)
Single Season High-Ranking Accomplishments:
.330 BA in 2007 (Tied for 7th Place all time Angel Single Season rankings)
112 Runs Scored in 2005 (Ranks 10th all time)
17 Triples in 2004 (1st, Franchise Single Season Record)
62 Stolen Bases in 2005 (Ranks 2nd for Angel seasons, lead the AL that year)
All Time Franchise Rankings:
1st place Stolen Bases (238)
5th place Batting Average (.290)
10th place On Base % (.356)
10th place Runs Scored (482 in 3300+ Plate Appearances)
When compiling a list of Top 100 Angels, consider that FIggins was a core element of the '04, '05 and especially the '07 team, where he and Garret Anderson went on late season surges that guaranteed a return to the postseason after an 89-win 2nd place 2006 campaign.
With Figgins in the middle of it all, the Angels went to the postseason 4 times and had an 89-Win 2nd place team. Plus his awesome pinch running in 2002 was the first hint at the supersub mojo he brought to the team.