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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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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #13: Hunter Green

After missing an entire season due to a back injury, Hunter Green has gone from one of the organization’s rising stars to one of the biggest question marks. Has his development been permanently setback or is he still young enough to get back on track in 2015? Hunter Green 10 words or less: So he’s eventually […]

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LA Angels Prospects Countdown #13.5: Taylor Featherston

BONUS PROSPECT! Taylor Featherston makes an unplanned entry to our Top 30 countdown after getting picked up by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft. Even though it blew up our list, Featherston was just too intriguing of a prospect for us to not profile. As a result, here is number 13½ on our prospect countdown, Taylor […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 28:  David Freese #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two-run single in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

David Freese does not suck

David Freese does not suck. Some Angels fans seem to think he does, but he doesn’t. He’s not great. He may not even be good, but he does not, in fact, suck. For some reason, there has been a movement this offseason by a segment of Angels fans to rid the team of David Freese due […]

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