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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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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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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: […]

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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: […]

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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  […]

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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 […]

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Mining the Rule 5 Draft for Talent

If the Angels are looking at supplementing their roster with quality minor leaguers, typically, the Rule 5 Draft is one place to look, but usually not scour. There normally isn’t a ton of talent there, but this year is much different.  Just take a look at the possibilities. 1B/3B Mark Canha – Not enough bat […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #29: Miguel Hermosillo

The Angels farm system has very few high-end athletes in their system thanks to years of drafting “safe” in order to rebuild a baseline of talent. Miguel “Michael” Hermosillo is one of the few exceptions. He’s also incredibly raw, so it remains to be seen if any of that athleticism is ever going to be […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #30: Andrew Daniel

We are so excited to start the 2015 MWAH Angels Prospect Countdown that we can’t even wait until 2015. To kick things off, we’re putting the spotlight on a quick riser from this year’s draft class (get used to that, by the way), Andrew Daniel. Try not to hold it against him that he has two first […]

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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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