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The Angels Without C.J. Wilson

I’m a fan. I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, you’re probably a fan too. What do fans do in November when games aren’t be played and your team isn’t exactly headlining over at MLBTR? You make inferences, educated guesses as to what next year’s team will look like. For the past three years, there […]

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Evaluating the Angels’ early trades

In case you have been living under a rock, the Angels have started their winter off with the bang.  The club brought back highly regarded baseball mind and future manager Tim Bogar in a front office role, made one of the biggest international signings in club history by inking 20-year old Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin […]

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Is there any help on the way?

Tony Campana, John Buck, J. B. Shuck, Matt Long, Fernando Salas, Luis Jimenez, Ryan Wheeler, Michael Roth, Cam Bedrosian and Drew Rucisnki.  No, that’s not the Angels top prospect list.  No, those aren’t their trade commodities.  Those are the list of players that have a reasonable shot at being promoted come September.  But before that […]

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Angels find themselves in a unique situation

The Angels as of Saturday, August 2nd (when this article was written) are only a game back of the Oakland A’s.  Normally, this would be a cause for celebration for Angels fans but with the new Wild Card format it’s become more of a source of stress than joy.  You’d think the rest of the […]

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The Boring Angels…

After you read this article, you’ll cry foul and tell me the title is misleading.  It probably is, but the Angels as currently constructed look like they’ll be one of the more docile ball clubs in the Winter time and trade deadline.  Why?  Jerry Dipoto built this team, his team, not just for 2014, but […]

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Searching for Kaleb Cowart

Ever since he was drafted, Kaleb Cowart has intrigued me as a prospect analyst.  He’s a unique player in that many of his perceived strengths are typically weaknesses in other players while his weaknesses are things that come to other prospects rather easily.  Case in point…. 1. Cowart is well-built, but his power is still […]

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Keys to second-half success

Unless you’re name is Mike Trout, or you live within the fictional television world with perfect wealthy parents and a perfect home-life, no one is going to hand you the keys to a car.  Neither am I.    But I hope this makes you feel better.  If the second half of the season were a […]

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The Rising and Falling of Prospects (#10-1)

10. RHP Cam Bedrosian – Rising.  Bedrosian’s been beyond dominant in the minor this season and has earned his shot in the majors.  Now I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but Bedrock is basically a Kevin Jepsen clone.  He throws hard, has the offspeed pitches to get outs and the demeanor to close games.  Unfortunately, […]

The Rising and Falling of Prospects (#19-11)

19. RHP Michael Clevinger – Rising.  His stock had nowhere to go but up after missing an entire year due to rehab from Tommy John surgery.  Clevinger still comes fully loaded with the four-pitch mix that made him an interesting prospect in the Angels system, and so far between A Ball and Advanced A ball, […]

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The Rising and Falling of Prospects (#30-20)

Prospects are a little like investing in the stock market.  You gamble on young players, just the way you would on stocks.  You diversify your portfolio just as you diversify your prospects in your system.  Some will have a very low floor and a very high ceiling, like high school players with a lot of […]

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Angels Mid-Round Draft Picks

Yesterday, we explored the Angels top three selections of the draft.  Today, we’ll give you brief rundowns on some notable mid-round selections the Angels made in last week’s draft. Fourth Round RHP Jeremy Rhoades – Rhoades looks like a reliever to me.  He has a high impact, high effort, cross his body, almost fall off […]

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The Angels 2014 draft in review

The Angels system is barren in AA/AAA of projectable young pitchers.   Clearly, this year’s draft was meant to rectify this situation, as the Angels not only went pitching heavy, they drafted a majority of college players who likely could find themselves in AA to begin next year.  For the most part, they sacrificed upside in […]

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Who will the Angels draft?

With the draft just around the corner, there have been plenty of mock drafts published that predict the Angels will sign this player or that.  Most of these mock drafts are heavy on prospect knowledge and light on organizational knowledge.  So let’s try to bridge that gap.  Teams draft players not only based on their […]

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2013 Angels Draft: A Year Later

The MLB draft is coming up in less than a week and the Angels have the highest pick they’ve had in years at #15.  The Halos are typically accustomed to operating without a 1st round pick because of their activity in the free agent market, so Angels fans should enjoy this luxury.  It may not […]

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A look Back – 2010 Angels top prospect rankings

Memories!  The year was 2010, Bruno Mars Loved You Just the Way You Are and Toy Story 3 brought tears to the eyes of every twenty-something that grew up on Tom Hanks and Tim Allen voicing Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear.  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  For the […]

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