Angels Prospect Countdown: #19 – Bo Way

Bo Way In 10 words or fewer: Bo Way does the little things. Gets the job done. Position: OF | Age (2016): 24 Bats: L | Throws: L Height: 6’0″ | Weight: 180 2015 Rank: 19 OFFENSE Contact – B.  Not sure Way’s path to the ball could be any more efficient than it already is. This resulted in very little […]

Halo Headlines: Angels claim three players, drop two others

The December 28, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team claiming two relievers and an infielder off waivers, two players being moved off the 40-man roster, and more… The Story: Angels claim LHPs Bobby LaFromboise and Rob Rasmussen, INF Rey Navarro MWAH Says: A little late getting to this one due to the holiday, but […]

Angels Prospect Countdown: #20 – David Fletcher

David Fletcher In 10 words or fewer: Future utility infielder, nabbed in the 6th round. Position: SS | Age (2016): 22 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 5’10″ | Weight: 175 2015 Rank: N/A   OFFENSE Contact – A.  Like any speedster worth his weight in pennies, Fletcher has excellent bat-to-ball skills. He’s particularly adept at putting the ball on the […]

Angels Prospect Countdown: #21 – Greg Mahle

Greg Mahle 10 words or fewer: LHRP offers lots of strikeouts and promise. Nearly MLB-ready. Position: RP | Age (2016): 23 Throws: L | Bats: L Height: 6’2″ | Weight: 225 2015 Rank: Unranked Fastball – B- This is more of a relative grade, as Mahle has occasional appearances where he’s only throwing 88-89, and others in which he’ll be […]

Angels Prospect Countdown: #22 – Tim Arakawa

Tim Arakawa In 10 words or fewer: Beautiful swing, great patience, and enough speed and defense. Position: 2B | Age (2016): 23 Bats: L | Throws: R Height: 5’8″ | Weight: 175 2015 Rank: N/A OFFENSE Contact – B-.  Tim has an absolutely beautiful swing. It’s short, compact, he stays inside the pitch and will at times crowd the plate, which […]

Angels Prospect Countdown: #23 – Jeremy Rhoades

Jeremy Rhoades 10 words or fewer: A tale of two seasons. Upside as starter or reliever. Position: SP | Age (2016): 23 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 225 2015 Rank: 22 Fastball – B+.  Upon being drafted, Jeremy’s fastball would top out at 94, but for the most part, he sat 91-92. This past […]

Angels Look Disappointing, Yet Intriguing

It was only a month or two ago, I had visions of Jason Heyward–Mike Trout–Kole Calhoun both in the outfield and top of the order. I dreamt of a Kendrick reunion that would save us all from another season of Johnny Giavotella at second base. I even kicked around the idea of Daniel Murphy at […]

Angels Sign Daniel Nava, Settle For Lousy Left Field Platoon

The Angels moved one big step closer to the dreaded left-field platoon on Wednesday, signing veteran outfielder Daniel Nava to a one-year, $1.375 million deal, with another $500,000 available in incentives. The move came directly on the heels of Rajai Davis closing in on a deal with Texas, so there was a brief moment when it seemed to […]

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. […]

Halo Headlines: Pujols likely to DH more; Pete Rose still banned

The December 15, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Albert Pujols potentially getting more time off his sore feet, Pete Rose getting the cold shoulder from MLB, and more… The Story: Pujols could see more time at DH in 2016 MWAH Says: If that means he’s healthier, then great. If that means we get […]

Dear Angels: Stop Sweating the Luxury Tax

At the start of every winter, amidst the regular season recaps, free agency previews, and the what-if stories that Angels reporters use to fill the lull between end of another disappointing season and the official start of the offseason, owner Arte Moreno is asked about the state of the organization and what he feels is […]

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 […]

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 […]

TRADE ALERT: Angels acquire Yunel Escobar

The Angels waited until most everyone had left the Winter Meetings to make their first big splash in Nashville, acquiring veteran infielder Yunel Escobar from the Washington Nationals on Thursday for hard-throwing RHP Trevor Gott and to-be-determined pitching prospect. Escobar, 33, not only provides an immediate boost to the top of the lineup—he’s a career […]

Halo Headlines: Craig Gentry signed; Five selected in Rule 5 draft

The December 10, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news is a Winter Meetings postmortem of sorts, including the addition of yet another fourth outfielder option, a quintet of Rule 5 draftees getting selected, and more… The Story: RHP Deolis Guerra, 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi, three others selected in Rule 5 Draft MWAH Says: Pretty weird selections for […]

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 […]

Halo Headlines: Santiago could be traded; Quintin Berry signed

The December 9, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes another lefty starter getting attention on the trade front, the team’s first splash of the Winter Meetings, and more… The Story: Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are one of the teams to talk to the Halos about Santiago, but they don’t really have a […]

Halo Headlines: C.J. Wilson being shopped; Reynolds claimed off waivers

The December 8, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the trade market for Halos starting pitching heating up, a hard-throwing reliever getting claimed off waivers, and more Winter Meetings fare… The Story: Jeff Fletcher reports that the Yankees, Pirates, and Giants might make sense for Wilson, but who knows at this point. The Story: […]