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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #20: Eric Stamets

How good does a glove need to be to make up for a weak bat? Sweet fielding shortstop prospect Eric Stamets puts that question to the test. Eric Stamets In 10 words or less: Angels future Utility Infielder. Defensive Whiz. Use your speed. Position: SS  Born: 9/25/91 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’0″    Weight: 185 Last Year Rank: […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #21: Austin Wood

Austin Wood has one of the most live arms in the Angels system, but can he actually keep that arm alive? Austin Wood 10 words or less: The right fastball and size to be elite. Anything else? Position: SP    Born: 7/11/1990 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’4″    Weight: 225 2014 Rank: #18 2014 Season Stats   […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #22: Jeremy Rhoades

A fourth round pick in the 2014 and the proud owner of one of the best sliders of the entire draft class, Jeremy Rhoades gives the Angels another interesting arm to add to their (finally) growing collection. Jeremy Rhoades 10 words or less: Starter?  Reliever? Whoa, look at that slider! Position: SP    Born: 2/12/1993 Bats: R […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #23: Carlos Perez

Acquired from the Astros earlier this winter to compete for the back-up catcher job, let’s find out exactly what the Angels got in Carlos Perez. Carlos Perez In 10 words or less: No idea who you are. New Hank Conger? (Note: Unlike other prospects, this scouting report is based off video and homework and was written before the […]

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The Monkey attempts to #AskDipoto

Today at 11 am, the Angels will graciously hand over the keys to their Twitter to GM Jerry Dipoto. This is a great idea as it gives the reclusive Dipoto a chance to interact directly with the fans. And by “great idea” I mean a terrible idea because by “interact directly with the fans” I mean […]

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Trading Josh Hamilton or do you believe in Christmas miracles?

Christmas is a time for miracles. Little boys and girls filling out wishlists for all the toys and goodies they want Santa to leave under the tree for them. One thing many kids, and even grown-ups, in Orange County have atop their Christmas list this year is Josh Hamilton being traded. Anywhere, just not here. With $83 million and […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #24: Zach Houchins

Despite some controversy in his younger days, Zach Houchins is a talented infielder and possibly the biggest sleeper of the 2015 Angels draft class. Zach Houchins In 10 words or less: #NoMoreTwitter. Heck of a player. Steal for Angels. Position: 3B/SS  Born: 9/16/92 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’3″    Weight: 185 Last Year Rank: Unranked 2014 Season Stats OFFENSE […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #25: Jett Bandy

A big catcher with big defensive prowess and flashes of big power, Jett Bandy breaks into the Top 30 and harbors a chance to break into the big leagues this year as well. He also might be a film noir private detective, but that’s a different story for a different time. Jett Bandy In 10 […]

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Jerry Dipoto: Metaphor Mixmaster

Jerry Dipoto is a very talented man. He is a former MLB closer and now general manager who is able to blend sabermetrics and scouting. He’s made some of the biggest free agent signings in baseball history and also built a division winner via a series of (usually) clever trades both big and small. But […]

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