Alex Abbott

Angels Prospect Countdown: #24 – Alex Abbott

Alex Abbott In 10 words or fewer: Athletic prep OF with intriguing set of tools. Position: OF | Age (2016): 21 Bats: L | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 195 2015 Rank: Unranked   OFFENSE Contact – C+.  What once appeared to be a serious obstacle to overcome has now grown into an average quality tool for Abbot. […]


Angels Prospect Countdown: #25 – Hunter Green

Hunter Green 10 words or fewer: Bordering on ridiculousness. Can’t wait to see him healthy. Position: RP | Age (2016): 20 Throws: L | Bats: L Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 175 2015 Rank: 13 2015 Stats: Did Not Play Fastball – C+.  At the fall instructs, it was reported Hunter Green was sitting 88-92. This is promising in a weird sort […]


Angels Prospect Countdown: #26 – Jared Foster

Jared Foster In 10 words or fewer: Backup QB at LSU switches to baseball, gets drafted. Position: OF | Age (2016): 23 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 200 2015 Rank: Unranked OFFENSE Contact – C.  Foster has a little bit of a funky pre-swing hitch and load that causes him to finish his swing […]


Angels Prospect Countdown: #27 – Jake Jewell

Jake Jewell Position: SP/RP | Age (2016): 23 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 200 2015 Rank: Unranked 10 words or fewer: Flamethrower from OK. Good slider. Starter or reliever? Fastball – A-.  Jewell just missed out on the Top 30 last year, and a big reason why he’s up this year (other than the […]

Tyler Skaggs eventual recovery will give the Angels a lot of roster depth.

Tyler Skaggs is shiny and new again

When the Angels drafted Skaggs years ago, I watched the scouting videos, read the profiles, and even watched him myself. He was a beanpole, looked no older than 16, had a completely unrepeatable delivery and looked unsure what exactly was going on. It was perfect. The reason being, he was shiny and new. You see, […]


Angels Prospect Countdown: #29 – Andrew Daniel

Andrew Daniel In 10 words or fewer: Decent fielding infielder with enough bat to climb the ladder. Position: 2B/3B | Age (2016): 23 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 195 2015 Rank: 30 OFFENSE Contact – C.  Last year, we said Daniel’s ability to make contact would be tested as he climbs the ladder, […]


Angels Prospect Countdown: #30 – Sam Pastrone

Sam Pastrone In 10 words or fewer: Prep arm comes with polish and intrigue. Position: SP | Age (2016): 19 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’0″ | Weight: 175 2015 Rank: Unranked Fastball – B.  Pastrone’s fastball typically hovers around 92 mph, but he’s added a couple ticks just in the last year alone of maturity, […]


MWAH Top 30 Angels Prospects for 2016

It’s been a long road.  Construction of these lists begins in June, just ahead of the draft.  I take all the notes from different prospects I’ve compiled, both this year and in the past, and make a list of every noteworthy prospect I can think of.  In earnest, the list begins at about 60 prospects […]

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 […]

A.J. Pollock

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 […]