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 […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #19: Bo Way

Bo Way? Yes way! This year’s seventh round draft pick for the Angels looks like he could be something of a diamond in the rough. Even if he isn’t, at least he has a great name. Bo Way In 10 words or less: Mark my words, he will be a major leaguer. Position: OF  Born: 11/17/91 Bats: […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #20: Eric Stamets

How good does a glove need to be to make up for a weak bat? Sweet fielding shortstop prospect Eric Stamets puts that question to the test. Eric Stamets In 10 words or less: Angels future Utility Infielder. Defensive Whiz. Use your speed. Position: SS  Born: 9/25/91 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’0″    Weight: 185 Last Year Rank: […]


LA Angels Prospects Countdown #21: Austin Wood

Austin Wood has one of the most live arms in the Angels system, but can he actually keep that arm alive? Austin Wood 10 words or less: The right fastball and size to be elite. Anything else? Position: SP    Born: 7/11/1990 Bats: R    Throws: R Height: 6’4″    Weight: 225 2014 Rank: #18 2014 Season Stats   […]