As the Los Angeles Angels head into the bulk of their interleague schedule, they sit at a mediocre 29-29 record. Their .500 record has them four games behind the Texas Rangers for first place in the AL West and 3.5 games behind the final wild-card spot.
This season began with so much fanfare over Albert Pujols' arrival, but so far has been somewhat of a disappointment. But the team is still within striking distance of a playoff berth.
A few unexpected faces have stepped up to keep the Angels afloat. Here are five players that have exceeded expectations.