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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-02 3:03 PM (#1914713)
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Hey Angelswin, I know we all love prospects, so just in case you're interested in some in-depth analysis on your favorite Halo youngsters, here's the MWAH Top 30 Prospects. This list will be accompanied by extremely detailed writeups on each prospect every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So tune into this thread for continual updates on the Top 30 Angels Prospects.

Top 30 link - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/2012-articles/december/mwah-top-30-l...

30. Carlos Ramirez: Catcher. http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...
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monkeywithahalo
Posted 2013-01-02 3:24 PM (#1914734 - in reply to #1914713)
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Allow me to summarize Ramirez for you all. Think Jeff Mathis, only swarthy.
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Chuck Richter
Posted 2013-01-02 3:34 PM (#1914740 - in reply to #1914713)
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Carlos Ramirez is a good kid. I wish nothing but the best for him and hopefully, for his sake, the offense will come back around because he's really improved defensively the past couple years.

Here's a picture of him at our 2012 Spring Fanfest.

 

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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-02 5:27 PM (#1914794 - in reply to #1914740)
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Part of me wonders if the defensive growth hasn't come at the cost of his offensive output. Being drafted out of ASU, he was described as a good offensive catcher with questions on the defensive side. The last two years specifically, that has changed. I wonder if he just stopped working on offense altogether in an effort to shore up his defense. I know Conger has done something similar, though he hasn't seen nearly the defensive development Ramirez has.
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GlenM
Posted 2013-01-03 6:26 AM (#1915045 - in reply to #1914734)
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monkeywithahalo - 2013-01-02 3:24 PM

Allow me to summarize Ramirez for you all. Think Jeff Mathis, only swarthy.




That sounds like a wet dream for Scioscia.
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-04 9:06 PM (#1916615 - in reply to #1915045)
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Top Prospect #29 RP Reid Scoggins - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...
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Posted 2013-01-04 9:31 PM (#1916626 - in reply to #1916615)
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Chuck Richter
Posted 2013-01-05 10:26 PM (#1917156 - in reply to #1916626)
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Scott34 - 2013-01-04 9:31 PM

I love Scoggins


I've seen too many big arms flash good fastballs through the Angels system since the early 80's only to never make it to the big leagues.

Hopefully for Reid's sake, he learns how to be a complete pitcher or at least perfect two knockout pitches to pitch out of the bullpen in the big leagues.
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-06 12:26 AM (#1917185 - in reply to #1917156)
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That's what worries me about Scoggins. Great fastball and big frame, but no better than Walden's. Except Walden had better control, better offspeed pitch. He's not worth being giddy over but he's worth being intrigued over at least. He's one of those guys you like to have in the system because sometime in the next 4-5 years, there's a decent chance he turns a corner and then look out!
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Scott34
Posted 2013-01-06 12:37 AM (#1917187 - in reply to #1917185)
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-07 12:18 PM (#1917794 - in reply to #1917187)
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Top Prospect #28 LHP Michael Roth - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...
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GlenM
Posted 2013-01-08 6:39 AM (#1918272 - in reply to #1917794)
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ScottyAllenLAAI - 2013-01-07 12:18 PM

Top Prospect #28 LHP Michael Roth - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...



He's your #28 prospect but he projects at a D? I know they all can't be As and Bs, but wow.
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-08 9:54 AM (#1918361 - in reply to #1918272)
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Well, considering his collegiate success and the likelihood that he won't spend any time in A Ball, he deserves at least a mention. If not for what he's done already then simply for the sake of seeing if he can continue to defy "gravity" (by that we mean continually pitch lights out despite mediocre stuff at best). It'll always come back to this, but he's left handed, he can locate and he can change speeds.

But I am happy Garrett and I were able to fill out a Top 30 list without filling the backend with the likes of Chevy Clarke and Ryan Bolden. Roth made that possible.
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Angel Oracle
Posted 2013-01-09 1:23 PM (#1919285 - in reply to #1918361)
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At least Roth has a good frame to work with at 6-1 and 210.
Crafty lefties have done solidly before at the MLB level.
Anything's possible, and I like how he doesn't give up a lot of dingers.
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monkeywithahalo
Posted 2013-01-09 2:08 PM (#1919348 - in reply to #1914713)
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While the analysis of him might indicate otherwise, Roth is one of the guys that I am really rooting for personally. His college track record suggests that he might have some "secret sauce" that might allow him to be better than his tools suggest. I just think he needs to demonstrate that at a higher level of play than the low minors before we start really buying into it.
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-09 3:29 PM (#1919410 - in reply to #1919348)
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Top Prospect #27 - RHP Cam Bedrosian: http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

Probably one of the more disappointing prospects so far, but one with a ton of upside. Would like to see him head to Burlington for the season, see if he can get straightened out as a starter.
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-10 9:36 AM (#1919909 - in reply to #1914713)
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I think Garrett hit it perfectly, this is Cam's defacto "make or break" year as a starter.
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Posted 2013-01-11 4:34 PM (#1920830 - in reply to #1914713)
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Top Prospect #26 - LHP Andrew Taylor: http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

I like Taylor if they use him right. Meaning he only faces lefties and never faces a right handed hitter in the majors and also only comes in when the bases are empty or there's a runner on first. That seems like a really narrow focus, but late in the game, those key situations arise, and Taylor's a very good guy to handle that role.
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Posted 2013-01-14 12:44 PM (#1922201 - in reply to #1914713)
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Top Prospect #25 - LHP Brandon Sisk: http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

PErsonally, I like Sisk quite a bit more as a lefty reliever than most. His numbers are what I wish Taylor's were.
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monkeywithahalo
Posted 2013-01-14 12:51 PM (#1922202 - in reply to #1914713)
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As I said in both Taylor and Sisk's write-up, if you look at how they are used it kind of explains their numbers. Taylor faced WAY too many righties for a guy with his skillset, which really skews his numbers. Sisk faced a ton of righties too, but he actually fared decently against them. He is still probably a LOOGY though.
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Tyler
Posted 2013-01-14 8:31 PM (#1922468 - in reply to #1922202)
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It's almost as if they're still in the minors to work on their shortcomings.
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-01-14 10:04 PM (#1922519 - in reply to #1922468)
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I think the fact that Sisk was so successful on RHB just speaks about his ability to get outs. I don't mind so much who ends up being the lefty reliever in the future should the Angels choose to part ways with Downs and Burnett eventually, but I do think that if it's just lefty on lefty, either Taylor or Sisk can be that guy. Taylor has the better stuff but Sisk has proven at every level to flat out be more effective.
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Chuck Richter
Posted 2013-01-16 4:09 PM (#1923763 - in reply to #1914713)
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Monkey & Scotty, good job so far on your prospect reports. I know first hand how much work goes into these so I can appreciate it.
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Posted 2013-01-16 7:20 PM (#1923888 - in reply to #1923763)
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Thanks Chuck! It is most certainly a detailed, collaborative effort.

Top Prospect #25 RHP Michael Clevinger - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

Again, love the stuff this kid has shown, but if he ends up missing the entire 2013 season as I think he will, you gotta wonder if the Angels will put him back in the rotation in 2014. I don't like the mechanics very much, which means he's probably better off in the pen, but I think he provides superior value as a starter given his ability to throw three good pitches.
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Posted 2013-01-18 4:39 PM (#1925010 - in reply to #1914713)
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Top Prospect #23 RHP Mark Sappington - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

I was a little optimistic concerning his mechanics because I like them personally, but I do see why others see the roughness or inconsistencies. Still, a good pitching prospect. Could be very good soon.
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Posted 2013-01-21 8:33 AM (#1925735 - in reply to #1914713)
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Sisk is an interesting guy. Excellent minor league stats over a large sample size, but never given any opportunity in the bigs.

It would seem he has an excellent chance of making the team out of spring, especially if Madson starts the season on the DL.
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Posted 2013-01-21 10:31 AM (#1925899 - in reply to #1925735)
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I'd love to see Sisk in the pen, but if you figure there are spots for 6 or 7, he might get squeezed, regardless of Madson's health (which is said to be progressing ahead of schedule). 1. Madson 2. Frieri 3. (L) Downs 4. (L) Burnett 5. Jepsen 6. Williams. Then there's Richards, Geltz, Kohn and Carpenter who will all be pressing for a spot alongside Sisk.

But you're right, that's an extended degree of minor league success that few other prospects have. I'm glad we have him though. With KC's bullpen, he never would've got a shot. He might end up being the next Scott Downs.
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Posted 2013-01-21 12:57 PM (#1926038 - in reply to #1925899)
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Top Prospect #22 1B Wade Hinkle - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

No one should have ever heard of him, as he came out of the 27th round of the draft. But his power and discipline are real and the numbers he put up in Orem were monstrous. I hope to see him at Inland Empire very soon.
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Posted 2013-01-21 12:57 PM (#1926039 - in reply to #1925899)
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Top Prospect #22 1B Wade Hinkle - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

No one should have ever heard of him, as he came out of the 27th round of the draft. But his power and discipline are real and the numbers he put up in Orem were monstrous. I hope to see him at Inland Empire very soon.
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Posted 2013-01-21 1:08 PM (#1926051 - in reply to #1926039)
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I'm glad that the org is FINALLY putting more importance into drafting hitters with plate discipline like Hinkle, and finally not only drafting toolsy HS hitters.

These past 2 drafts give me hope that we've finally moved into the 21st century from a hitting perspective.
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Posted 2013-01-22 1:23 PM (#1926573 - in reply to #1926051)
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You gotta believe that's the main reason Ric Wilson still has a job. He replaced Eddie Bane, who was in love with the toolsy high school athletes. It was a go big or go home strategy and while it worked in the cases of Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos (to a lesser extent Jeremy Moore, Randal Grichuk, Travis Witherspoon), there are ten times as many selections that didn't work out. Wilson's first draft he grabbed Cron and Maronde. Last year's draft we saw him take Hinkle, Alvarez, Stamets, Yarbrough, Sappington and more. It was a predominantly college draft.

I think he did this for a couple reasons. 1. The system was seriously weak and needed some sure fire prospects, no matter how limited the upside. 2. The Angels had very little in the way of pitching outside of Richards and Maronde. Kohn and Carpenter are question marks as to their ability to consistently get outs at the major league level and Tillman is still a year or two off. That's why I really like the Alvarez pick. He and Tillman will be lethal at the back end someday.

I think this offseason was the final offseason in which we'd see Dipoto spend money of relievers. In the next couple years we'll see Downs, Madson and Burnett transition off the team and be replaced by the lieks of Alvarez, Tillman, Sisk and Scoggins. Perhaps Carp and Kohn can help out too if they get right.
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Posted 2013-01-23 12:56 PM (#1927079 - in reply to #1914713)
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Top Prospect #21 - Catcher Zach Wright - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

Gotta believe that given his overall skillset he'll leapfrog Jett Bandy and Abel Baker on the depth chart.
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Posted 2013-01-25 5:36 PM (#1928364 - in reply to #1914713)
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Top Prospect #20 RHP Steven Geltz - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

I like his arm, he has the fastball and slider to be a very good middle reliever in the big leagues. For him, it's all about command. If he can't put the ball where he wants it, he'll top out in AAA. If he develop the necessary command, he'll be a deadly 6/7th option, which the Angels sorely needed in 2012.
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Posted 2013-01-28 4:51 PM (#1929620 - in reply to #1914713)
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Top Prospect #19 RHP Arjenis Fernandez - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

We did the best we could with the information we have. Obviously, I'm looking forward to seeing him in action myself this coming year.
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Posted 2013-01-28 4:58 PM (#1929623 - in reply to #1929620)
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i've been reading these but have yet to comment....well done gentlemen...very informative.
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Posted 2013-01-30 4:55 PM (#1930971 - in reply to #1914713)
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Thanks Waller really appreciate it. We put a lot of work into these.

Top Prospect # 18 RHP Austin Adams - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

A good relief prospect with the raw material to eventually grow into a late inning role. He's not quite in the Dan Tillman or R.J. Alvarez echelon, but both he and Michael Morin could turn into a couple of really steady, young bullpen arms for the Angels soon.
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GlenM
Posted 2013-01-30 10:57 PM (#1931141 - in reply to #1914713)
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Like Waller I've been reading this as well, just wanted to say I appreciate it. Nice to have a summary of what's coming from the minors.
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ScottyAllenLAAI
Posted 2013-02-01 5:54 PM (#1932362 - in reply to #1931141)
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Thanks Glen. I agree, it is nice to get a summary on certain players. Garrett and I tend to spread them out a little just to pass the time in the offseason. It's a long, cold offseason and if it weren't for hot stove and prospects, we'd all freeze.

Top Prospect #17 LHP Eswarlin Jimenez - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

I like this kid. He may lack projectibility, but he makes up for it with command and control as well as a solid change up. As I said in the update, I see a little Joe Saunders in him, who is a decent 4th/5th starter that can go for 180+ innings a year. I don't think the Cal League will give him too much difficulty and he'll progress onto AA, where the environment will certainly help him. I don't think we'll see Jimenez really be challenged until AAA next season. I still anticipate him joining the Angels around age 23, which means he's a solid prospect.
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Posted 2013-02-04 3:46 PM (#1933488 - in reply to #1932362)
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Top Prospect #16 RHP Austin Wood - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

Mid-90's heater, devastating slider, potentially plus change up with relatively clean mechanics? You'd think superstar, but that pesky 5+ BB/9 reared it's ugly head in 2012. Wood is a first round talent, was a bargain signing for the Angels when they landed him. If he starts walking less batters, refines command of his breaking pitches and adds some movement to his fastball, he'll be a front-line rotation candidate.

Ultimately, I see him transitioning to relief by the time he reaches AA/AAA. Focusing on only two pitches and one inning at a time could make him lethal. Would remind me a lot of Jordan Walden in terms of size and stuff.
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Posted 2013-02-05 11:41 AM (#1934010 - in reply to #1933488)
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Only with a much more sound delivery than Walden, no both feet off of the ground or inverted W

The BBs are a big concern for me, but I do like his stuff.
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Posted 2013-02-07 1:05 PM (#1935360 - in reply to #1934010)
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Walden's jump delivery was more of sudden development later in his minor league career. I think he figured if he wouldn't be starting in AA, he might as well go max effort. The jump delivery never bothered me though. It was hi inability to command his slider, which had almost nothing to do with his delivery. Also, 98 mph fastballs that don't move tend to fly far when hitters make contact. That's why I LOVE Frieri. He may only throw 92-94, but that balls has so much movement.

Anyway, marching on with our countdown Top Prospect #15 RHP Ryan Chaffee - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

I expect Chaffee to begin competing for a spot in the pen a couple of years from now. I see him sitting around 94 with two workable offspeed pitches, which should make him yet another solid middle reliever. That's if his command develops a little. If his command develops a lot, he could be quite good for quite a long time.
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Posted 2013-02-08 12:01 AM (#1935704 - in reply to #1914713)
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Seems that command/control issues are a common theme amongst many halo prospects. I guess that's better than a lack of stuff. If some things go right, we could see a great deal of movement this year. The lack of depth is still concerning, but even if two or three guys get their act together and find a way to contribute at the major league level over the next three years, I would consider that a win.

Looks like a bunch of homegrown pen arm coming our way
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Posted 2013-02-08 12:45 PM (#1936082 - in reply to #1935704)
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Thanks for chiming in dochalo. I think that's what we can mostly take from our minor league system right now is the idea that a lot of relief help is on the way. R.J. Alvarez should and Dan Tillman should both arrive in about a year and a half and both will be late inning relievers. Schugel is in the same timeframe but he should end up providing depth as a swingman. Sisk is ready right now, but will likely wait a year until Downs is gone. Austin Adams should be a decent middle reliever and should be ready in three years. Other guys like Scoggins, Bedrosian and Wood also have considerable upside and will be competing for a spot in three to four years. Then there's the fringe guys to consider right now. Geltz and Kohn specifically. Those two can be decent middle relievers, they just need a little more refinement. For the first time in quite a while, I'm actually really excited about the Angels bullpen. They look good now and they'll probably look good in the near future as well. It's a really big deal that after Madson, Downs and Burnett are gone, we won't have to pay 4 million a year for relievers anymore. We'll need to save that money with our future contractual obligations.
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Posted 2013-02-08 12:49 PM (#1936088 - in reply to #1914713)
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Also, Top Prospect #14 OF Travis Witherspoon - http://www.monkeywithahalo.com/prospects-countdown/2013/2013-la-ang...

This guy makes the scouting side of me drool. Power, speed, intangibles, glove, arm, he can be really good someday. Or his inabiliy to adjust quick enough to major league pitching could make him into a really exiting 4th OF, the type that comes in and can change the game by making a catch another OF wouldn't make, or pinch runs and steals a base and scores on a single. He and Kole Calhoun will be fun to watch for quite a long time.
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Posted 2013-02-08 6:39 PM (#1936505 - in reply to #1936088)
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man, this farm system is terrible! Thanks for doing these reports though, Scotty. Nice knowing something about the (lack of) talent coming through the system
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Posted 2013-02-09 12:23 AM (#1936855 - in reply to #1914713)
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Great job on this Scotty! First thing I look for when I log in. Can't wait for some of these guys to break out. Alvarez, sappington, clevinger and cron are my picks to really turn some heads this year. I am hopeful that grichuk can stay healthy for a full year as well.
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Posted 2013-02-09 3:51 PM (#1937202 - in reply to #1914713)
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Thanks man! I'll keep them coming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The really good reports are going to start being rolled out this week. 20-30 prospects required a bit of digging and we mostly focused on one or two tools the prospect had that made them potentially exciting. The guys 15-1 all have something special about them that's worth talking about, so it isn't that difficult to get excited. Are they as good as other systems? Admittedly no, especially on the starting pitching end, but the infielders and relievers sure do look good.
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Posted 2013-02-10 12:48 AM (#1937497 - in reply to #1914713)
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I think sp gets addressed this year. Last year it seemed the goal was to add as much mature talent as possible in the form of college bats without regard to position and to add quick moving or high upside bullpen arms. They needed to change the general philosophy by infusing guys that grind out abs and arms that if they don't stick as sp could be high upside pen guys they don't have to wait long for. Although I think they maintain the philosophy to some degree I think we will see bpa geared at sp and they go heavy and often on not just college but projectable high school starters as well.
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Posted 2013-02-10 11:16 AM (#1937553 - in reply to #1937497)
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Starting Pitching will definitely be a priority. I'm hoping to see a pretty decent college arm selected in the 2nd round, and then let the Angels do their thing from there. If they can get at least one college starting pitcher a la Nick Maronde that could push for a rotation spot in 2 years, I'd feel considerably more confident. When you look at our rotation, there's going to be a steady stream of turnover the next few years and we'll need more than Garrett Richards and Nick Maronde to plug those holes.

1 year - Jason Vargas
2 years - Joe Blanton
3 years - Tommy Hanson
4 years - C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver
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Subject: Re: MWAH Top 30 Prospects


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ScottyAllenLAAI - 2013-02-10 11:16 AM

Starting Pitching will definitely be a priority. I'm hoping to see a pretty decent college arm selected in the 2nd round, and then let the Angels do their thing from there. If they can get at least one college starting pitcher a la Nick Maronde that could push for a rotation spot in 2 years, I'd feel considerably more confident. When you look at our rotation, there's going to be a steady stream of turnover the next few years and we'll need more than Garrett Richards and Nick Maronde to plug those holes.

1 year - Jason Vargas
2 years - Joe Blanton
3 years - Tommy Hanson
4 years - C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver


I was thinking the same thing. A maronde type with our first two picks and then best sp on the board mixed in with whatever pen or position player is felt to have slipped into our hands.

I think that by the time years three and four roll around, weaver and Wilson will be 3 and 4 starters and we will have added a front of the rotation fa starter. Maybe two depending on who develops. Weaver could continue to perform at a high level into his mid or late 30's because so much of his game is movement, deception and location. I think Hanson is either going to stick for the full three years or be done after this. 50/50. I also think. Blanton might slide into Williams role next year. So we could need three starters by the end of 2013
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