This will be a very interesting Spring Training battle for the Angels. Joe Saunders will likely have the edge over Ervin Santana because the Angels don’t have any other lefty starters. Santana has better stuff than Saunders has but he’s also more likely to help the Angels in the bullpen than Saunders is. Santana has pitched in 84 games (82 starts) in his major league career and he is 35-30 with 1 save, a 4.84 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. His numbers would be much better if he just concentrated better on the road where he has been horrific his whole major league career. Saunders has pitched in 33 games (all starts) in his major league career and he is 15-8 with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Saunders is very hittable so he has to be fine with his stuff to succeed.