Sean Newcomb - Should not be traded (obviously).

Angels Prospect Spotlight: Sean Newcomb and Jeremy Rhoades

The Angels are a pitching heavy organization. This extends from the majors all the way down to Rookie Ball. They have their starting five, and then still hold onto Nick Tropeano and Andrew Heaney in AAA purely as depth. They have Tyler Skaggs returning next season, where he’ll project into the middle of the rotation. […]

DENVER, CO - JUNE 09:  Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies watches his solo homerun off of Dan Haren #24 of the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning during Interleague Play at Coors Field on June 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Angels defeated the Rockies 11-5.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Angels future in left field

What does the Angels future in left field look like? I imagine left field will probably look remarkably similar to what it looks like right now, at least until the stadium is renovated or the Angels move. The only feature of left field that I can picture changing rather significantly soon is which Angel will be roaming […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 23:  Nick Tropeaano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

MWAH Top Angels Prospect Update for April (Part II)

This is part two of the monthly Angels prospect update articles which give an update on the standing of certain prospects in reference to their spot on the top prospect list. You can find part one here: LHP Nate Smith – Rising. Smith has had the reputation as a soft-tossing lefty, which up to this […]

SURPRISE, AZ - OCTOBER 21:  Cal Towey #19 (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) of the Mesa Solar Sox bats against the Surprise Saguaros during the Arizona Fall League game at Surprise Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

MWAH Top Angels Prospect Update for April (Part I)

Each month I’ll be providing readers with an overall update on the stock of each prospect, and why they’re either rising or falling. This Angels prospect update is part of an overall effort to provide readers with an ongoing knowledge of Angels prospects and solidify MWAH as your go-to site for Angels prospects. 30. 2B […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 20:  Grant Green #10 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his winning hit to score a run and win the game 6-5 over the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 20, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Minor League Options for Fixing the Angels Offense

The Angels offense has been the worst in the American League. Only a third of the lineup is hitting as expected this year, and the other six batters range from somewhere below what’s expected to absolutely dismal. But the good news for the Angels is that their AA and AAA affiliates actually bring about some […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Right fielder Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dives for a ball hit by Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros but isn't able to make the catch in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 12, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Analyzing the top 30 Angels prospects from 2012

Prospects are a tricky business. Predictions are tricky busniness. Predicting the future for prospects is very tricky business. Sometimes, tools don’t matter, makeup and intelligence does. The “grit” factor if you will. Sometimes the tools are so loud that it doesn’t matter what the makeup is. The only two slam dunk major leaguers I’ve ever […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after walking Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels at a Crossroads?

The Angels find themselves in a considerable state of flux despite winning 98 games last season and being anchored by a 23 year old MVP.   Things could end up changing in a hurry for a team with a manager averse to changes and a clubhouse chalk full of veteran leaders. Let’s look at the circumstance […]


Minor League Notes: AAA Salt Lake

Yesterday was Opening Day for the minor leaguers, which comes with less fanfare than its major league counterpart but also comes with a diverse selection of entertainment. Everything from baby racing, field maintenance workers dancing to Bruno Mars, to a man standing atop the stadium and pelting unsuspecting victims with squishy baseballs for fun. You […]


Angels 2015 Minor League Preview

The season has only just begun for the Angels, but it is never too early in the season to start thinking about the future. The minor league season starts up soon itself, so we’ve cooked up a Angels 2015 Minor League Preview to help prime you for the season. State of the system: Pitching heavy. The large […]

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Nationals Park on April 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The home run home was Albert Pujols' 500th. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Five Bold Predictions for the Angels in 2015

Every year around this time I come up with BOLD predictions for the Angels in the upcoming year and so far, the bolder the better. These predictions aren’t meant to be realistic in nature(though they do end up coming to fruition 40% of the time), rather, they’re meant to open fans eyes about the possibilities that […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13: Second baseman Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts to turn a double play in the top of the eighth inning with catcher Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sliding into him on May 13, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Angels second base trade options

Anyone that’s been paying attention to the Angels this spring knows that one of the main storylines is “Who will play second base for the Angels?” This was bound to come up after the Angels parted ways with Howie Kendrick and, to be clear, Jerry Dipoto fully knew what he was getting himself into when he […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20:  Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the fourth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 2-1.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Angels Spring Training predictions

Now that Spring Training has officially begun, I feel it’s time for me to unleash a barrage of meaningless predictions so that you can waste time at home/work/between classes hearing about one man’s take on the Angels (Here at MWAH, we specialize in brutal honesty). These aren’t my infamous “Bold Predictions” released every year which […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 24:  Carlos Quentin #18 of the San Diego Padres hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park May 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Does Carlos Quentin make sense for the Angels?

With Josh Hamilton out and Howie Kendrick traded, the Angels will be on the lookout for additional sources of offense to help propel a team that finished with the second best offense in the AL to another championship. It’s strange to think most reports indicate the sky is falling in on the Angels because the […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Pitcher Cory Rasmus #46 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is taken out of the game by manager Mike Scioscia in the fifth inning during the MLB game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Cory Rasmus and Grant Green Can’t Catch a Break

They’re major leaguers, getting to play games and getting paid a lot of money to do it. And yet part of me can’t help but feel just a little bad for Cory Rasmus and Grant Green. These are two players who seemingly have the skillset to help the Angels win a lot of games, and […]


Angels prospects 2015 graduating class

One of the main components in deciding how successful a minor league organization’s prospects are, is how many prospects graduate to the majors on a yearly basis. In 2013, when the Angels prospect list had reached rock bottom, the Angels had managed to graduate one player from the minors to the major league team, Kole […]


Five Breakout Angels Prospects for 2015

Much like the stock market, prospects are something teams invest in. Sometimes, you spend a lot of money (Roberto Baldoquin/Sean Newcomb) in hopes the payoff will be even greater. Other times, seeming penny-stocks can turn into somewhat of a jackpot (Matt Shoemaker/Kole Calhoun). These are the five players who I feel are going to “breakout” […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28:  Nick Tropeano #63 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch during a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 28, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Best tools in the Angels farm system

If you thought our review of the Angels farm system ended when our Top 30 countdown ended, you were wrong. Scotty Allen is back to review the top tools in the Angels farm system. Take it away, Scotty! Pitchers Best Fastball: Austin Wood/Victor Alcantara. If Austin Wood is healthy and fully recovers from missing two consecutive […]

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Andrew Heaney #25 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the second during game two of a doubleheader baseball game against the Washington Nationals on September 26, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #1: Andrew Heaney

He cost the Angels Howie Kendrick, but as one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in all of baseball, Andrew Heaney should be worth the price. He’s the top prospect in the Halos farm system and potentially a big part of the 2015 rotation. Andrew Heaney 10 words or less: One of the best pitching prospects […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #2: Sean Newcomb

The Angels finally got a chance to draft in the first half of the first round and their reward was Sean Newcomb. With advanced skills and a high ceiling, that is a reward that the Angels can build around for years to come. Sean Newcomb 10 words or less: Angels shiny new prospect has the stuff to dominate. […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #3: Roberto Baldoquin

Nobody seems to know much about Roberto Baldoquin, but the Angels paid an exorbitant sum to secure his services. Let’s hope they know what they are doing. We’re assuming they do, so Baldoquin checks in at #3 on our countdown based entirely on how much the Angels paid him. Roberto Baldoquin In 10 words or […]