Angels Headliners After 28 Games Under the Halo

May 6, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jay at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Some notable mid-career additions to the Angels in the free agent era and their accomplishments thru their first 28 games with the team.

Year - Angels Player
Avg. OB% SLG OPS
1978 Lyman Bostock .209 .269 .318 .587
1979 Rod Carew .343 .463 .455 .917
1982 Reggie Jackson .220 .337 .329 .666
1990 Dave Winfield .232 .301 .439 .740
1999 Mo Vaughn .282 .368 .563 .931
2004 Vladimir Guerrero .330 .379 .565 .944
2005 Steve Finley .188 .265 .436 .701
2007 Gary Matthews Jr. .306 .371 .432 .803
2007 Shea Hillenbrand .225 .246 .270 .516
2008 Torii Hunter .294 .342 .505 .846
2011 Vernon Wells .172 .218 .267 .485
2012 Albert Pujols .196 .237 .295 .532

NOTES:

  • Dave Winfield was acquired after 20 games of the season and these numbers are for his 48th game of the year.
  • Mo Vaughn was injured early in the season and his 28th game as an Angel took place May 21st, 1999.
  • Lyman Bostock felt his early numbers were so terrible that he asked Gene Autry to take back his April paycheck.
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