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Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#1 » by TyCobb » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:10 pm

Top 20 Angels Prospects

Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Ht. 6'3, Wt. 190, D.O.B. 06-02-1992
Fabio Martinez Mesa, SP, Ht. 6'3, Wt. 190, D.O.B. 10-29-1989
Randal Grichuk, OF, Ht. 6'1, Wt. 195, D.O.B. 08-13-1991
Travis Witherspoon, OF, Ht. 6'2, Wt. 190, D.O.B. 04-16-1989
Cameron Bedrosian, SP, Ht. 6'0, Wt. 204, D.O.B. 10-02-1991
Taylor Linsdey, 2B, Ht. 6'0, Wt. 195, D.O.B. 12-02-1991
Ryan Bolden, OF, Ht. 6'2, Wt. 195, D.O.B. 09-17-1991
Chevez Clarke, OF, Ht. 5'11, Wt. 185, D.O.B. 01-09-1992
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#2 » by TyCobb » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:52 am

Randal Grichuk, back from injury, has gone 4 for 9 including 1 homerun, 1 double and 2 triples. He has walked once and struck out three times.

Garrett Richards, our 3rd best pitching prospect (in my opinion), had 8 strikeouts in 6 scoreless innings all while surrendering just 2 hits.

His season stat line is now:

3.41 ERA, 108.1 IP, 92 H, 6 HR, 34 BB, 108 SO, 1.99 GO/AO, .229 AVG.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#3 » by dockingsched » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:23 am

thanks for this, i don't follow the club to an extent where i can name off these prospects.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#4 » by TyCobb » Mon Aug 2, 2010 5:44 am

Peter Bourjos just got promoted to the Angels! About to be fun watching the Angels again! Dude is fast as ****.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#5 » by canucks22 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:29 pm

man as a bluejays fan i would love to have peter bourjos, hes a great prospect. we were close to aquiring him by giving you guys Halladay but didnt go down.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#6 » by TSC25 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:25 pm

Mike Trout, of Born: Aug. 7, 1991 • B-T: R-R • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 200
Drafted: HS—Millville, N.J., 2009 (1st round) • Signed by: Greg Morhardt
Background: Trout lived a charmed life in 2009. In June, he was the only player to appear at MLB Network's studios for the television broadcast of the draft. After going 25th overall to the Angels and signing for $1.215 million, he ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Rookie-level Arizona League, finishing second in the batting race at .360. Not bad for a player who some feel got somewhat underrated in the draft because he hails from the Northeast. Incredibly, Trout was even more spectacular in his full-season followup in 2010. He began the year by hitting .362 at low Class A Cedar Rapids, winning the Midwest League's batting and on-base (.454) titles and MVP award despite getting promoted in mid-July. Managers rated him the best hitter, best and fastest runner, best defensive outfielder and most exciting player in the MWL. After going 2-for-4 with a double and a steal in the Futures Game in Anaheim, Trout headed to high Class A Rancho Cucamonga at the tender age of 18. He erased a rough start by hitting .338 over his final 34 games and then .367 with three homers in the California League playoffs. All told, he batted .341/.428/.490 with 10 home runs and a 73-to-85 walk-to-strikeout ratio. He ranked fifth in the minors in steals (56 in 71 attempts) and sixth in runs (106) and OBP. Trout ranked as the No. 1 prospect in both the Midwest and California leagues, giving observers little to dislike.

Scouting Report: Built like a football defensive back, Trout is a rare five-tool talent who can really hit, a product of his strong, compact stroke and impressive batting eye. He shows no fear of hitting with two strikes, an unusual trait in a teenager. He scores well above-average marks for his running speed—a present and future 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale—and center-field range. One scout saw him hit a 400-foot homer in one at-bat, then get to first base in 3.65 seconds on a bunt his next time up. Trout's weakest present tools, his power and throwing arm, still grade as future average. His physicality and bat speed hint at more power down the road. He handles inside pitches well but has yet to demonstrate that he can pull or loft the ball with consistency. If and when he does, he has the potential to hit 20 or more homers annually. He compensates for fringy arm strength with above-average accuracy. His maturity, drive and instincts further separate him from other prospects his age.

The Future: During a four-year pro career in the Twins system that ended in 1986, Trout's father Jeff first reached Double-A at age 23. Mike ought to get to Double-A by July at the latest—four years ahead of Jeff's pace. Like the Braves' Jason Heyward and the Marlins' Mike Stanton in 2010, Trout could be ready to produce in the majors as a 20-year-old come 2012. The presence of Peter Bourjos, an elite defensive center fielder, in Anaheim clouds Trout's future somewhat. If Bourjos hits enough to stay in the lineup, then Trout may move to an outfield corner, probably left field because of his arm. Even in that scenario he profiles as a top-third-of-the order hitter with a wide array of offensive skills and Gold Glove potential on defense.

2010 Club (Class) AVG OBP SLG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Cedar Rapids (Lo A) .362 .454 .526 312 76 113 19 7 6 39 46 52 45

Rancho Cucamonga (Hi A) .306 .388 .434 196 30 60 9 2 4 19 27 33 11
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#7 » by TSC25 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:26 pm

Kaleb Cowart, 3b Born: June 2, 1992 • B-T: B-R • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 190
Drafted: HS—Adel, Ga., 2010 (1st round) • Signed by: Chris McAlpin
Background: The first of three successive Angels 2010 first-round picks from Georgia high schools, Cowart went 18th overall and signed for $2.3 million at the signing deadline. A two-way standout, he batted .654 with 11 home runs and went 10-1, 1.05 on the mound to win BA's High School Player of the Year award. Most clubs preferred the Florida State recruit as a pitcher, but he wanted to hit and Los Angeles liked his potential as a switch-hitting third baseman.

Scouting Report: Cowart has undeniable power potential, but he swings with more authority from the right side and must improve his efficiency and pitch recognition while batting lefthanded. He's strong and has an excess of bat speed, though the Angels would like to see him shorten his swing and keep his bat in the zone longer. A below-average runner, Cowart makes routine plays at third base but projects as an average defender at best. His hands are fine and he has plus arm strength. His fastball sat in the low 90s with sink in high school.

The Future: The Angels recognized Cowart as the most improved player in instructional league. Because of his background as a two-way player and the need to iron out his lefthanded swing, he'll need time to develop. He'll probably begin 2011 in low Class A.

2010 Club (Class) AVG OBP SLG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
AZL Angels (R) .143 .136 .143 21 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 6 0
Orem (R) .400 .500 1.000 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#8 » by TyCobb » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:57 am

Good reports, TSC. I'm excited as anyone on Trout and I'm curious to see how Cowart does in his first full season as just a hitter.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#9 » by TSC25 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:16 am

thanks ty,hadnt talked to you for along time,how you feeling about ur Angels this year? im feeling pretty good about my A's if they stay healthy. even thou the Rangers have a great offence i think the A's and Angels finish ahead of them with the pitching,i like my A's over your Angels unless you guys get production from your 3rd baseman spot,and Wells plays like he did before the big contract.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#10 » by TyCobb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:06 pm

Yeah, I love the Angels and A's pitching to take up the top two spots in the West. The Rangers are full of injury prone offensive players, so unless they acquire some pitching to help out, or if for some reason Lewis and Hunter weren't flukes, then I don't see them over the A teams.

As long as Mathis isn't the Angels starting catcher, I think our offense has a chance to be good. A full season of a healthy Morales would've been enough to win the division last year, and I think it'll be the same for this year. I like Oakland's moves this offseason, especially Willingham and Dejesus. Let's see if Cahill is for real or not. Should be a good race this season between the Cali teams though. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#11 » by TyCobb » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:56 am

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Alexi Amarista, 2B, AAA -- .455 AVG, .483 OBP, .673 SLG, 1.156 OPS, 6 2b's, 2 HR, 3 SB
- Notes: One of the best hitters for average in the Angels farm system, Amarista was recently promoted to join the Angels on 4/25/11. He's a 2nd baseman with a great glove as well. He's only 5'7, but he brings big time excitement and competitiveness.

Jeremy Moore, OF, AAA -- .338 AVG, .351 OBP, .541 SLG, .891 OPS, 4 2b's, 4 3b's, 1 HR, 2 SB
- Notes: Moore is a 23-years-old LF, who has surprising power and decent speed. He needs to show better plate discipline as his 2:19 walk to strikeout ratio is a bit worrisome. He's kind of struggled with that his whole minor league career, so he'll need to adjust in order to be more than a 4th outfielder for the Angels.

Mike Trout, OF, AA -- .283 AVG, .367 OBP, .566 SLG, .933 OPS, 4 HR, 3 SB
- Notes: The Angels #1 prospect is playing extremely well in AA despite being only 19-years-old in a league that has an average age of 24.6. Trout continues to show excellent plate discipline, and signs of his developing pop, to go along with his great base stealing instincts. The most well-rounded prospect in the minors, for sure.

Trevor Reckling, SP, AA -- 15.2 IP, 2.30 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 3 BB, 11 SO
- Notes: Reckling got moved down to AA this year after struggling with his command in AAA. He's still (21yo) so he's got plenty of time and potential left. It's only been 3 starts into the season for him, but his low walk total is definitely encouraging.

Jean Segura, SS, A+ -- .348 AVG, .411 OBP, .470 SLG, .881 OPS, 4 2b's, 2 3b's, 6 SB
- Notes: There's not a whole lot of reasons to catch a ball game in San Bernadino, CA, but of them is too watch Jean Segura play baseball. The second baseman was converted to shortstop over the spring and he hasn't had too much trouble adjusting only committing one error through 16 games. Offensively, he continues to show excellent awareness of the strike zone, excellent speed on the bases, and decent extra base hit numbers. Out of all of the Angels prospects, Segura has the highest ceiling behind Mike Trout.

Travis Witherspoon, OF, A- -- .220 AVG, .352 OBP, .407 SLG, .759 OPS, 2 2b's, 3 HR, 12 SB
- Notes: While his average is low to begin the season, every other aspect of his game is high. He owns 10 base on balls against 13 strikeouts, 12 stolen bases to only 2 caught stealing, and 5 of his 13 hits on the year have been for extra bases.

Carlos Ramirez, C, A- -- .297 AVG, .481 OBP, .486 SLG, .967 OPS, 1 2b's, 2 HR, 12 BB, 6 K
- Notes: With Hank Conger on the MLB squad, and likely to stay up there, Carlos Ramirez is now the top catching prospect in the system. He's from Arizona State where he was known mostly for his defense. He is already 23-years-old, so it'd be nice to see him moved up and play against better competition.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#12 » by TyCobb » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:14 pm

Top 10 Angels Prospects 2012

1. Mike Trout (CF) - AAA
Born: 08/07/1991
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 210
Bats: R
Throws: R

2. Garrett Richards (RHP) - AAA
Born: 05/27/1988
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Bats: R
Throws: R

3. Kaleb Cowart (3B) - A
Born: 06/02/1992
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 195
Bats: S
Throws: R

4. C. J. Cron (1B) - A+
Born: 01/05/1990
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 235
Bats: R
Throws: R

5. Taylor Lindsey (2B) - A+
Born: 12/02/1991
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 195
Bats: L
Throws: R

6. Jean Segura (SS) - AA
Born: 03/17/1990
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165
Bats: R
Throws: R

7. John Hellweg (RHP) - AA
Born: 10/29/1988
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 210
Bats: R
Throws: R

8. Luis Jimenez (3B) - AAA
Born: 01/18/1988
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Bats: R
Throws: R

9. Kole Calhoun (OF) - AAA
Born: 10/14/1987
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 190
Bats: L
Throws: L

10. Nick Maronde (LHP) - A+
Born: 09/05/1989
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205
Bats: S
Throws: L
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#13 » by dockingsched » Sun May 6, 2012 5:17 pm

http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/news/a ... a&c_id=ana

Angels trade 7-foot-1 Van Mil to Indians

ANAHEIM -- The Angels dealt Minor League relief pitcher Loek Van Mil to the Indians on Saturday in exchange for future considerations, which will probably end up being cash.

Acquired from the Twins in September 2010 as the player to be named later in the deal that sent lefty Brian Fuentes to Minnesota, Van Mil posted a 2.04 ERA in 30 games for Double-A Arkansas last year. In Triple-A Salt Lake this year, while pitching in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, the 27-year-old right-hander had given up 10 runs (seven earned) in 10 innings.

Van Mil, 7-foot-1, is the tallest player in pro baseball and one of only a handful from the Netherlands.
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Post#14 » by dockingsched » Sun Jun 3, 2012 7:24 pm

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow ... 1740.story

The Angels will be watching from the bench Monday when the 2012 amateur draft begins with first-round selections and the first round of compensation picks.

The Angels won’t swing into draft action until Tuesday because they lost their first- and second-round picks as compensation for signing free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, and they did not receive any compensation picks for the free agents they lost.

As a result, the Angels’ first pick will be the 114th overall selection of the draft, in the third round, a slide that forced the Angels to shift their scouting strategy away from prospects who are considered cream-of-the-crop.

“Once our opportunity comes up, the 113 best players will be off the board, so we focused our efforts on scouting smart,” General Manager Jerry Dipoto said. “We watched some of those guys early in the season and some late in case they slide in the draft.

“But we didn’t waste valuable time hammering away on guys who we know are going to be off the board. In my estimation, we’ve done a good job of making sure, by the time we pick, that we know the players we’re picking better than anyone else.”
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#15 » by TyCobb » Tue Jun 5, 2012 3:12 am

I'm really interested to see what Dipoto does in his first draft for us. I've liked everything else he's done for this organization, so I'm looking forward to him re-stocking our depleted farm system.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#16 » by dockingsched » Tue Jun 5, 2012 5:42 pm

#Angels use first overall pick (in third round) on RJ (Roy) Alvarez, a 6-2, 215-pound RHP from Atlantic University in Florida.


http://www.wptv.com/dpp/sports/top-pitc ... ys-for-fau

#Angels 1st pick is college reliever RHP R.J. Alvarez from Florida Atlantic. Former starter was 5-0, 0.53, 8 saves when moved to relief


Great pick. Hearing quick to the big leagues. 95-97 MPH heat, closer in college.


Alvarez listed as 78th on Baseball America's pre-draft ranking of draft-eligible pitchers. Could be "quick riser" as reliever.
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Post#17 » by dockingsched » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:08 pm

looks like BA is going to rank the angels farm system dead last again, 2nd yr in a row.
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Re: Angels Prospect Watch 

Post#18 » by TyCobb » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:12 pm

Well, that guy in the post above, RJ Alvarez, will make it to the bigs this season. It's actually not bad after adding Skaggs to the system.
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