Angels Prospect Countdown: #27 – Jake Jewell

Jake Jewell Position: SP/RP | Age (2016): 23 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 200 2015 Rank: Unranked 10 words or fewer: Flamethrower from OK. Good slider. Starter or reliever? Fastball – A-.  Jewell just missed out on the Top 30 last year, and a big reason why he’s up this year (other than the […]

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Halo Headlines: Santiago could be traded; Quintin Berry signed

The December 9, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes another lefty starter getting attention on the trade front, the team’s first splash of the Winter Meetings, and more… The Story: Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are one of the teams to talk to the Halos about Santiago, but they don’t really have a […]

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Halo Headlines: C.J. Wilson being shopped; Reynolds claimed off waivers

The December 8, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the trade market for Halos starting pitching heating up, a hard-throwing reliever getting claimed off waivers, and more Winter Meetings fare… The Story: Jeff Fletcher reports that the Yankees, Pirates, and Giants might make sense for Wilson, but who knows at this point. The Story: […]

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Halo Headlines: Winter Meetings kick off; Gott drawing interest

The December 7, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the beginning of what’s sure to be a crazy week in the Music City, a young reliever garnering some trade interest, and more… The Story: Angels hit Winter Meetings with several needs on shopping list MWAH Says: Mike DiGiovanna lays out a Winter Meetings primer much […]

Tyler Skaggs eventual recovery will give the Angels a lot of roster depth.

Tyler Skaggs is shiny and new again

When the Angels drafted Skaggs years ago, I watched the scouting videos, read the profiles, and even watched him myself. He was a beanpole, looked no older than 16, had a completely unrepeatable delivery and looked unsure what exactly was going on. It was perfect. The reason being, he was shiny and new. You see, […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 27:  Justin Upton #10 of the San Diego Padres hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 27, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Angels Winter Meetings Checklist

As the baseball world converges on Nashville this week, Billy Eppler will look to finish up his holiday shopping. He’s picked up a shortstop of the future, which is the baseball of acquiring a Furby or Turbo-Man. Geovany Soto and Cliff Pennington are necessary and appreciated but they’re socks and toothbrushes in your stocking. Angel […]

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Halo Headlines: C.J. Wilson clear to pitch; Luxury tax situation ‘fluid’

The December 4, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes C.J. Wilson believing he can be “All-Star caliber” pitcher in 2016, Billy Eppler indicating that ownership’s stance on the luxury tax is “fluid”, and more… The Story: C.J. Wilson all clear for 2016, confident in rebound MWAH Says: The Angels are in a weird place with […]


Angels Prospect Countdown: #29 – Andrew Daniel

Andrew Daniel In 10 words or fewer: Decent fielding infielder with enough bat to climb the ladder. Position: 2B/3B | Age (2016): 23 Bats: R | Throws: R Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 195 2015 Rank: 30 OFFENSE Contact – C.  Last year, we said Daniel’s ability to make contact would be tested as he climbs the ladder, […]

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Halos Headlines: Collin Cowgill traded, Cesar Ramos non-tendered

The December 3, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes an outfielder being dealt to Cleveland for cash, a LOOGY getting too expensive to roster, and more… The Story: Cesar Ramos not tendered a contract MWAH Says: This one surprised me. Yeah, $1.7 million is a little much for a mid-innings LOOGY, but Ramos was solid […]


Angels Prospect Countdown: #30 – Sam Pastrone

Sam Pastrone In 10 words or fewer: Prep arm comes with polish and intrigue. Position: SP | Age (2016): 19 Throws: R | Bats: R Height: 6’0″ | Weight: 175 2015 Rank: Unranked Fastball – B.  Pastrone’s fastball typically hovers around 92 mph, but he’s added a couple ticks just in the last year alone of maturity, […]

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Halo Headlines: Angels sign Rafael Ortega; Non-tender deadline looms

The December 2, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the club adding a potential fourth outfielder, another outfielder potentially losing his roster spot, and more… The Story: Twins sign Byung-Ho Park to four-year, $12 million deal MWAH Says: Man, Korean players are getting absolutely hosed in contract negotiations. Almost like the whole exclusive rights thing […]

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Halo Headlines: Hwang officially posted; Black has opt out

The December 1, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a Korean All-Star third baseman becoming available, an out clause in a front office member’s contract, and more… The Story: Bud Black can leave if offered manager job MWAH Says: Black’s gig in the front office was always going to be a temporary one; a […]


MWAH Top 30 Angels Prospects for 2016

It’s been a long road.  Construction of these lists begins in June, just ahead of the draft.  I take all the notes from different prospects I’ve compiled, both this year and in the past, and make a list of every noteworthy prospect I can think of.  In earnest, the list begins at about 60 prospects […]


The Angels’ Family Tree

When Erick Aybar was traded to the Braves two weeks ago, the Angels didn’t just say goodbye to a franchise stalwart; they also bid farewell to the organization’s defining era of player development. From 1998 to 2002, the front office brought in an incredible group of amateur talent: Francisco Rodriguez, John Lackey, Ervin Santana, Casey Kotchman, […]

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Halo Headlines: Red Sox shopping Hanley Ramirez; Hector Santiago gets married

The November 30, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Boston possibly shopping Han-Ram around, a Halos starter tying the knot, and more… The Story: Red Sox “seem to be” asking Angels and two other teams about Hanley Ramirez MWAH Says: Aging, injury-prone player owed ~$66 million the next three years coming off the worst season of […]

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Halo Headlines: Radinsky named bullpen coach, Lawrie on trading block

The Thanksgiving 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team hiring a new bullpen coach, a potential answer at third base joining the trade market, and only a little more because it’s Turkey Day and there is family to annoy, food to make, and drink to imbibe. From all of us here at MWAH, […]

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Hwang Jae-Gyun of South Korea hits a RBI double in the eighth inning during the Baseball Final between South Korea and Chinese Taipei during the day nine of the 2014 Asian Games at Munhak Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

The Angels Should Bid For Jae-Gyun Hwang

Billy Eppler is making some solid headway in building the 2016 roster, but there’s still a lot of work ahead. While left field is certainly the biggest point of concern, there are no shortage of options for the position. The same cannot be said for third base, however. There are a couple potential solutions in-house and/or on […]

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Halo Headlines: Geovany Soto signs, Bud Black officially returns

The November 25, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team signing a veteran catcher, an old friend returning to the organization, and more… The Story: Geovany Soto agrees to one-year, $2.8 million deal MWAH Says: Hard to hate this deal. The Angels get some insurance in the event that Carlos Perez can’t parlay his strong […]