Fresh off the free agency signing of Josh Hamilton, the Los Angeles Angels were on a short list of betting favorites to win the World Series in 2013. However, through 82 games, the season hasn't exactly gone according to plan.
At 39-43 (third place in the AL West), the Angels are in danger of missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Their second slow start (9-17 in April) in as many years has them currently nine games behind the division-leading Texas Rangers.
While Josh Hamilton has received the lion's share of criticism this season, he isn't the only Angel to underperform in the first half. The starting rotation has been less than dependable and the quality of defense hasn't done the team any favors either.
Despite some uninspired play and a sub-.500 record, a few players on the roster have actually exceeded expectations.
Let's take a look at the biggest winners and losers of the first half of the Angels' season.
*All statistics are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through July 1.