Anyone who doesn’t realize Mike Trout is not only the best Halo player, but also the best baseball player on the face of the planet doesn’t know much about baseball. Since that’s a given, let’s find the best Angels Player Not Named Mike Trout. And that would be shortstop Andrelton Simmons, whom the Angels traded for after the 2015 season. Through mid-August, Simmons led the team (remember, Trout missed about a month and a half) in every major offensive category save home runs and runs batted in, including a slugging average of .457. But all that is gravy for the 27-year-old Curaçao native, as he was signed mostly for his glove, which has been dazzling. Add the offense and defense, and “Simba” trails only Astros phenom Carlos Correa in the MLB midseason shortstop rankings at bleacherreport.com.
Readers’ Choice: Mike Trout