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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 […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #14: Nate Smith

Though he doesn’t have the best fastball or the greatest arsenal of offspeed pitches, Nate Smith unquestionably had one of the best statistical performances out of all Angels pitching prospects in 2014. But is his success repeatable or is Smith just a minor league overachiever? Nate Smith 10 words or less: Did you know he was […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #15: Trevor Gott

Seemingly a throw-in to the Huston Street deal, former Padres prospect Trevor Gott could be in the mix to be a big part of the Angels bullpen in the very near future. Trevor Gott 10 words or less: The throw-in that’s not just a throw-in. Position: RP    Born: 8/26/1992 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’0″    Weight: 190 2014 […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 9:  Darin Erstad #17 of the Anaheim Angels gives high fives to teammates in celebration as Troy Percival #40 and Adam Kennedy #2 do the same after the victory against the Minnesota Twins in game two of the American League Championship Series on October 9, 2002 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Angels won 6-3.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The 2002 Angels are getting no Hall of Fame love

It is that special time of year for Angels fans. That time of year when you are made to feel old and feel as if your favorite Angel team ever is completely unappreciated in baseball history. Yes, that’s right, it is almost time for the Hall of Fame voting for 2015 to be revealed and […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #16: Natanael Delgado

A young, potent bat with a high ceiling in the Angels system? Yes, they do exist and currently take the form of one Natanael Delgado. Natanael Delgado In 10 words or less: Raw, powerful LF. Teenager.  Did I say raw? Position: OF  Born: 10/23/95 Bats: L   Throws: L Height: 6’1″    Weight: 170 Last Year Rank: #13 2014 Season Stats OFFENSE […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #17: Tyler DeLoach

It is hard to find a more unorthodox pitching prospect than Tyler DeLoach, but his results speak for himself which is he found his way onto our top prospect countdown. Tyler DeLoach 10 words or less: Big lefty with little stuff. Gets it done. Position: SP    Born: 4/12/1991 Bats: R    Throws: L Height: 6’6″    Weight: 240 […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #18: Chad Hinshaw

Another in the collection of “grinder” outfielders in the system, Chad Hinshaw has been under the radar, but is now starting to get noticed. Is he ready to stay on the radar now? Chad Hinshaw In 10 words or less: First full season, climbing the ladder quickly. Great tools. Position: OF  Born: 9/10/90 Bats: R   Throws: R Height: […]


The (Not So) Great Angels Second Base Competition

Spring training doesn’t start for several weeks but the Angels are already shaping up to have one of the most competitive position battles in all of baseball. With Howie Kendrick being traded to the Dodgers, the second base job in Anaheim is now wide open. This position battle won’t be a mano-a-mano duel though, but rather […]