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No. 100: Greatest Angels of All-Time: Tyler Skaggs

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Tyler Skaggs

Time with Angels: 2014-2019

Stats: 25-32, 4.25 ERA, 452 23 IP, 419 SO, 149 BB, 96 ERA+, 3.86 FIP, 1.319 WHIP

Baseball Reference WAR: 3.8

FanGraphs WAR: 7.3

Combined WAR: 5.55


In December of 2013, the Arizona D-Backs traded Tyler Skaggs to the Angels as part of a three-team trade with the Chicago White Sox. From 2014 through 2019, Skaggs made 83 appearances with the Angels, all of them were starts. During that time, only three Angels pitchers started more games.

During his time with the Angels, Skaggs landed on the injured list numerous times. He dealt with hamstring strains, forearm strains, oblique strains, abductor strains, ankle sprains, as well as getting Tommy John surgery. He only made 44 starts during his first three seasons with the Angels.

His best season with Los Angeles came during his 2018 campaign. He made a career-high 24 starts. In addition to making the most starts of his career, he also set career-bests in wins (8), ERA (4.02), innings (125 13 ), strikeouts (129) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.23).

Skaggs is one of 30 pitchers in Angels history to make at least 83 starts for the Angels. Among those pitchers, Skaggs owns the second best strikeout percentage in team history (21.9%) behind Nolan Ryan, along with the 14th best FIP at 3.86.


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