39-year old righty reliever LaTroy Hawkins has looked really good for the Angels so far this year. He has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Hawkins has been a solid reliever for a long time in his career now. He came up to the Twins as a starting pitcher, which is a role that he failed miserably at. He has started 98 games in his major league career in which he is 26-44 with a 6.11 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. The Twins decided to move him to the bullpen to try to save his career and he excelled in his new role. He has pitched in 730 games in relief in his major league career now and he is 37-41 with 87 saves, a 3.32 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. I see no reason to think that Hawkins won’t continue to pitch great baseball out of the pen for the Angels in 2012 as long as he can stay healthy.