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 […]


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 […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #26: Cal Towey

Though he lacks the draft pedigree, Cal Towey has flashed enough offensive value and defensive versatility to make him one of the most interesting sleepers in the Angel farm system. Cal Towey In 10 words or less: We may have something here. Could be an actual 3B. Position: C/3B/OF   Born: 2/6/90 Bats: L    Throws: R Height: […]


Recapping the Angels at the Winter Meetings

This is probably the most Dipoto built roster you’ve ever seen. There’s depth, and by depth, I mean options. Lots and lots of options. Quite frankly, it’s confusing and hurts my head to even wrap around it, so I simply won’t. The best I can do is just lay them out for you. Starting Pitching: […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #27: Drew Rucinski

An undrafted indie ball reclamation project, Drew Rucinski hardly has the profile of prospect, but after a stellar minor league campaign and a cup of coffee in the Show, he is definitely a guy that should be on everyone’s radar. Drew Rucinski 10 words or less: Angels unearth independent ball pitcher. Exceeds expectations. Actually good. Position: SP  […]


Fallout from the Kendrick and Rutledge trades

Late last night, the Angels finally made the big move everyone had been waiting for. Actually, it was two moves, but they were very closely related. First they traded Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers for top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney, then they dealt relief prospect Jairo Diaz for infielder Jairo Diaz. It was a combination of […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #28: Daniel Hurtado

Far from the sexiest of pitching prospects, Daniel Hurtado carries a certain amount of intrigue as the starting pitcher who continues to have success despite seemingly being hittable and not having flashy stuff. Sound familiar? Daniel Hurtado 10 words or less: Boring but effective. Can he keep going? Next Shoemaker maybe? Position: SP    Born: 7/25/1992 […]