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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″    […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 3:  Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays follows through as he hits a double during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 3, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Would a Matt Joyce contract extension make sense?

Matt Joyce hasn’t played a game for the Angels yet. Heck, he doesn’t even officially have a uniform number yet. Despite that, the Angels need think long and hard about giving Matt Joyce a contract extension. What? A 30-year old, platoon bat? How does a Matt Joyce contract extension make any sense? It actually isn’t […]

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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 […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 4: Huston Street #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Angels defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Angels bullpen power outage

Velocity is so overrated, or at least Jerry Dipoto seems to think so. While nobody was looking, the Angels GM has turned a bullpen full of power arms into a crop of soft tossers. Yep, the Angels bullpen doesn’t need your stinking 95 MPH fastballs, even if that is the core of just about every […]

SURPRISE, AZ - OCTOBER 21:  Kaleb Cowart #10 (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) of the Mesa Solar Sox in the dugout during the Arizona Fall League game against the Surprise Saguaros at Surprise Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #12: Kaleb Cowart

Kaleb Cowart, what is their to say about him other than… “Ugh.” Once the crown jewel of the Angels system, Cowart instead appears to have followed in the grand tradition of Angels third base prospects that went bust in a big way. He’s still young enough that some hope remains, but how much? Kaleb Cowart In 10 […]

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