TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 13:  Danny Reynolds #65 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the San Diego Padres at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Angels Prospects On The Margins

Prospect-watching for fans is a basic game of informed speculation. I’ll watch some of the players in person, some I’ll watch on the computer. Some, I’ll ask some folks within the organization about, and others I basically just have to trust numbers and the internet. I’m an optimistic homer by nature, but there are certain […]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Starter Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 15, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Angels Winter Trade Chips: The Prospects

The Angels closed out their season with a number of needs—catcher, second base, third base, left field, bullpen—they’ll almost certainly try to fill via trade or free agency this winter. Trades come with the territory when a team is backed up against the luxury tax limit and has under-performed in three of their last four […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 21:  Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts as Evan Gattis #11 of the Houston Astros riounds the bases on his home run in the second inning at Minute Maid Park on September 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

2015 Angels Retrospective: A Legacy of Mediocrity

The Angels won 85 games in 2015.  This will likely neither be a footnote, or even a faint memory among most that publish their works.  It is neither a low enough or high enough win total to remember.  What will they remembered for?  Not making the playoffs.  Is it fair?  Maybe not, but admittedly, the […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 28: Third baseman Kaleb Cowart #41 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dives for a pound ball hit by Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Kaleb Cowart

Where did he come from?

This is one of my favorite questions as a prospect analyst. When these kids make it up to the majors and begin to find success, everyone asks, “Where did this kid come from?” Most recently, this came in the form of Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout, but there were a couple before that, and sure […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 6: David Freese #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after grounding out against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Let’s not fool ourselves

As the season draws to a close this month, we’ll witness a flurry of September call ups and a series of questions about who to bring back, and who the Angels need not bother. Recently, we’ve heard chatter about key members of the Angels bullpen as well as free agent to be, David Freese. But […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 05:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a solo homerun from Kole Calhoun #56 to tie the game 1-1 with the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The anatomy of a rebuilt Angels offense

The season is far from over. Yeah, school will soon start in most parts of the country, August continues to wind down, and the All-Star break is a distant memory, but there’s still over a month left of ball games to play. The Angels offense have been the worst in baseball in August. This comes on […]

at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Deep inside the newfound Angels pitching depth

Chances are, the Angels won’t be making any significant moves this August, now that the trade deadline has passed. But what many fans originally believed to be a strength (the pitching) has now come into question. Eventually, the offseason will come upon us, and for 29 teams, it’ll come in disappointing fashion. With the Angels’ lead […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 05:  C.J. Cron #24 of the Los Angeles Angels watches his hit to score two runs to tie the game 3-3 with the Cleveland Indians during the bottom of the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Angels would win the game 4-3.   (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The future (and past) for C.J. Cron

If I’m reading fans right, they’re pretty jaded when it comes to C.J. Cron. I don’t blame them. When guys like me start popping off right after the draft about how these kids are going to come up and save the Angels, it gets people’s hope up. He was going to hit 30 home runs a […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 24:  Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches to the the Texas Rangers in the first inning during a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Internal moves to improve the Angels

So the Angels aren’t playing very well right now. OK fine, they flat out suck right now. The offense is still a black hole, the starting pitchers are battling without support and the bullpen couldn’t hold a tie, lead or keep the ball inside the yard to save their lives. But you already know this. […]


Angels Top 30 Prospect Player Comps

Let me just preface this by saying, I hate comparisons. They’re never fair, nor are they entirely accurate. That’s why I hesitate to put them in any of the prospect reports during the offseason. Having said that, the Angels fans who actually read these are somewhat shortchanged because we don’t offer the comp service the […]

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Angels Trade Wishlist: The Pollock Pipe Dream

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the writers at MWAH thought we’d all get together and do a roundtable of the trades we would like to see happen and call it our Angels Trade Wishlist. This was going to be one piece, but apparently we are all so amped for the deadline that each and […]

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 29:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after hitting a home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Coliseum on April 29, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Trout

State of the AL West: Never say die

Entering the All-Star break, the Angels hold just a half game lead over the Houston Astros. At first glance, this appears to be a two team race, but upon closer investigation, we see that while it isn’t wide open, the AL West will likely find itself having five teams competing for a playoff spot. In […]

Newcomb is one of the best prospects in all of baseball.

Angels prospects that deserve a promotion

Promoting prospects can be a tricky thing.   Sometimes, the numbers don’t matter, you simply promote to fill a need. Other times, a player might show something that isn’t showing up in the numbers, and still others, the numbers show almost exactly what’s going on. The Angels have their fair share of prospects that fall under […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels

Can we trust Bill Stoneman as GM?

Old news: Jerry Dipoto is gone, there’s a problem with the organizational hierarchy and Bill Stoneman is now (again) the Angels General Manager. New News: the Angels should probably start looking for someone else to make the decisions soon, because as it turns out, Bill Stoneman was actually an awful General Manager. You see the thing […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 14:  Kyle Kubitza #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after striking out swinging to end the fifth inning as home plate umpire Angel Hernandez #55 looks on during the MLB game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 14, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

2015 MWAH Angels Prospect All-Star Team

Always a fan favorite, we present to you the MWAH Angels Prospect All-Star Team for 2015. This list is NOT a top prospect list, rather an all-star team assembled of top prospects based on performance. Note: Statistics were updated as of this weekend.   Starting Catcher: Jett Bandy – AAA Salt Lake Bandy solidified himself […]

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Angels prospects primed to be traded

This time of year, speculation can run wild, especially for teams that are buying at the trade deadline. Sure, everyone likes the fancy name that is made available by a struggling team, but beneath the surface is really where all the action is. The June draft is finally in the rearview mirror, the Angels have […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels

Six prospects the Angels should not trade

Prospects are currency. They’re what makes the baseball world go round. You see, free agents in their late 20’s and early 30’s typically have about five years left of major league productivity and cost tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. But if your team has a prospect for that spot, he can play six […]


MWAH Angels Top Prospects Stock Watch

Each month, we at MWAH (ok, just me) undertake the task of keeping you up to date on how the Angels top prospects are looking, at least compared to how we viewed them in January. As most of us already know, lots can change across the span of a month with these kids, much less six […]


Angels 2015 MLB Draft Preview

The Angels are entering the 2015 MLB draft with the last pick of the 1st round. A year ago, this would’ve made fans ecstatic. Jumping from the basement of the AL West to the best record in baseball and home field advantage throughout the playoffs has the makings of a magical season. Unfortunately, it didn’t end […]

TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 13:  Danny Reynolds #65 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the San Diego Padres at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Angels Prospect Spotlight: Relief Pitcher Magic

As I’ve stated before in the Angels Prospect Spotlight series, the Angels have more relief prospects than Santa has elves. Jerry Dipoto, being a former reliever himself, definitely seems to have an affinity for them, and not in the way you’d think.  If I asked you to picture a typical major league relief pitcher in your mind, what […]