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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16:  Nick Tropeano #63 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park on September 16, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #4: Nick Tropeano

For some reason the Astros were willing to part with Nick Tropeano so that they could land a back-up catcher. The Halos were more than happy to take him off their hands and maybe even have him be a big contributor in the majors this season. Nick Tropeano 10 words or less: Great command, bugs-bunny changeup. Does […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #5: Cam Bedrosian

Cam Bedrosian tore up the minors in 2014 to become one of the best relief prospects in all of baseball. However, he struggled when called up to the majors. Can he make the leap this year? Cam Bedrosian 10 words or less: Throws hard, nice slider, but can it translate? Position: RP    Born: 10/2/1991 Bats: R  […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #6: Kyle Kubitza

The Angels decided that they needed to acquire a third baseman of the very near future this offseason. Kyle Kubitza ended up being that guy. Did Dipoto make the right choice? Kyle Kubitza In 10 words or less: More than meets the eye with newly acquired third baseman. (Caveat: I haven’t watched Kubitza play live yet […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #7: Alex Yarbrough

The de facto second baseman of the future, Alex Yarbrough still has a lot of proving to do and now has a huge logjam in front of him that he needs to find a way to climb over. Alex Yarbrough In 10 words or less: Our second baseman of the future, blocked everyway to Saturday. Position: […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #8: Joe Gatto

With their second round pick in the 2014 draft, the Angels dipped into the high school ranks to nab Joe Gatto. Did they find another gem from out of the Northeast? Joe Gatto 10 words or less: High upside prep pitcher, relatively unknown/un-scouted from the Northeast. Position: SP    Born: 6/14/1995 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’3″    […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #9: Chris Ellis

A 2014 draft pick with helium, Chris Ellis parlayed a breakout year in college into becoming a third round pick for the Angels. Did they get themselves a steal or get buy too much into the hype? Chris Ellis 10 words or less: May be a steal of the draft. Considerable upside. Position: SP    Born: 9/22/1992 Bats: R  […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Victor Alcantara of the World Team looks on during batting practice prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game against the U.S. Team at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #10: Victor Alcantara

Victor Alcantara boasts one of the most live arms in the system, but not really a whole lot else.  Can the Angels turn him into something special or will his talent fail to catch up to his fastball? Victor Alcantara 10 words or less: Did you see that fastball?  Neither did the hitter! Position: SP/RP    Born: 4/3/1993 […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #11: Kyle McGowin

Kyle McGowin was a rising star in the Angels farms system who had his ascent halted by elbow problems. Can he pick up where he left off? Kyle McGowin 10 words or less: Great potential, but can the elbow hold up? Position: SP    Born: 11/27/1991 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’4″    Weight: 185 2014 Rank: #28 2014 […]

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