Although the individual leadership Hunter provided may be gone, Angels manager Mike Scioscia believes his team has found leadership in a different way for the 2013 season -- using a collective effort of both young players and veterans.
"There's some veteran players, both on the offensive end and the pitching end that definitely have mentoring skills and guys gravitate to [them]," Scioscia said. "Some of our younger players, I think the way they're carrying themselves on the field -- a guy like Mike [Trout] in the clubhouse, Mark Trumbo, Erick Aybar. These guys are becoming a presence in the clubhouse."
While young players establish themselves as future leaders, the Angels also have relied on the veterans.
"Obviously you have Albert [Pujols], Josh [Hamilton] and Jered Weaver, guys that have been around and understand. It all comes into play."
William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com.