SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 17: Drew Rucinski #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a first-inning pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 17, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Drew Rucinski

Angels fans love themselves a pitcher who emerges from nowhere to become a real contributor. This year they want Drew Rucinski to be that guy so badly. Can he fulfill that wish? *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my wOBA calculation is approximate because my […]

SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Johnny Giavotella #9 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella somehow went from being the detritus of the Royals farm system to the presumptive starter at second base for the Angels. Can the Halos help him finally realize his potential or did Kansas City jettison Giavotella for good reason? *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my […]


2015 Player Projection: Taylor Featherston

Taylor Featherston was plucked from the Rockies via the Rule 5 draft. Now the Angels are hoping he can go from Double-A to a big league reserve role in 2015. What happened in 2014? In 2014, Taylor Featherston was in the Colorado Rockies organization, spending the entire year in Double-A Tulsa. There he continued to display […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13: Second baseman Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts to turn a double play in the top of the eighth inning with catcher Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sliding into him on May 13, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Angels second base trade options

Anyone that’s been paying attention to the Angels this spring knows that one of the main storylines is “Who will play second base for the Angels?” This was bound to come up after the Angels parted ways with Howie Kendrick and, to be clear, Jerry Dipoto fully knew what he was getting himself into when he […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Vinnie Pestano #63 of the Los Angeles Angels throws against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 11, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Vinnie Pestano

In the battle for one of the last bullpen spots, Vinnie Pestano leads the field. Last season’s afterthought of an acquisition could prove to be a big part of the Halo bullpen. *The MWAH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research (my wOBA calculation is approximate because my […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 9: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts to striking out against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the game on September 9, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Angels 6-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Josh Hamilton

I’ve put this one off as long as I can, but now it is finally time to engage in what might be the most futile act ever: projecting Josh Hamilton‘s 2015 season. What happened in 2014? It seems like eons ago now, but Josh Hamilton actually started the 2014 season well. He posted a 1.286 […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29:  Andrew Heaney #25 of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Marlins Park on June 29, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

2015 Player Projection: Andrew Heaney

Jerry Dipoto was on the hunt for young pitching again this offseason. He hit his mark and brought in Andrew Heaney but it cost him Howie Kendrick in the process. Heaney has a lot of potential, but will the long-term reward be worth the short-term risk? What happened in 2014? Andrew Heaney was in the Miami Marlins organization […]