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2021 Angels Player Review: Patrick Sandoval

2021 Angels Player Review: Patrick Sandoval

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Sandoval’s breakout campaign last year saw him become the Angels’ best starter not named Shohei Ohtani When the Angels were assembling their pitching staff for the 2021 season, one of the guys that appeared to be on the outside looking in was Patrick Sandoval. After being acquired in the 2018 trade deadline deal that sent Martin Maldonado to the Astros, Sandoval showed flashes of potential during his brief stints in the majors in both 2019 and 2020, but those flashes never managed to manifest into much success at the highest level. He...
Halos Heaven Jan 27, 2022
Halos Heaven Podcast - January 2022 #10: Kyren Paris Interview

Halos Heaven Podcast - January 2022 #10: Kyren Paris Interview

Kyren Paris participating in New Balance Future Stars Series (2018) | New Balance Baseball The 20-Year-Old #4 Prospect Shined At The Lower Levels Of The Angels Farm System In 2021, While Displaying A Strong Sense Of Maturity In this episode of the Halos Heaven Podcast, Dominick Lorenz sits down via Zoom with Angels Minor League Infielder Kyren Paris (#4 Prospect) to discuss the 2021 season, experiencing the “Alternative Site” during the 2020 pandemic shortened season as well as the root of his mature demeanor at such a young age. Topics Discussed: The transition...
Halos Heaven Jan 27, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Kean Wong

2021 Angels Player Review: Kean Wong

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Wong’s second stint with the Angels lasted longer than the first but came to the same end with his release Kean Wong was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 4th round of the 2013 draft and was the 128th overall pick. He worked his way up through the Rays minor league system until he made his MLB debut on September 5th, 2019 and was DFA’d on the 22nd. His first stint with the Angels was when they picked him up on September 24th after his time with Tampa and he had 4 ABs with the team before being released and signed by the Giants. On...
Halos Heaven Jan 26, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Tony Watson

2021 Angels Player Review: Tony Watson

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Watson spent a total of five months with the team before being traded to San Francisco at the deadline Tony Watson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the 2017 draft, and made his MLB debut in 2011. In 2014 he made the All Star team and won the MLBPAA Pirates Heart and Hustle Award in 2015. He was traded to the Dodgers in 2017 and was signed as a free agent by the Giants before the start of the 2018 season. He played with San Francisco through 2020 until electing free agency and joining the Phillies in February...
Halos Heaven Jan 25, 2022
Four former Angels come up short on Hall of Fame ballot

Four former Angels come up short on Hall of Fame ballot

David Ortiz was the only person on the ballot to make it to Cooperstown this time around The results of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting were announced on Tuesday afternoon, and if you were holding out hope that former Angels players Torii Hunter, Bobby Abreu, Mark Teixeira and Tim Lincecum might make their way to Cooperstown in 2022, I’m afraid I have some bad news to deliver you: Former Angels on the ballot:-Bobby Abreu (3rd ballot): 8.6%-Torii Hunter (2nd): 5.3%————————————————-Tim Lincecum (1st): 2.3%-Mark Teixeira (1st): 1.5%...
Halos Heaven Jan 25, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Max Stassi

2021 Angels Player Review: Max Stassi

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Max Stassi earned the catching spotlight this season, and he made the most of every moment, crafting a 2021 legacy full of impressive stats and future potential. After being traded to the Halos from the Houston Astros, catcher Max Stassi played a total of 20 games to close out the 2019 season. He reappeared in 2020, but with a shortened season and three other catchers vying for action behind the plate, his season appearances plateaued at 31. However, in his junior year with the Angels, the 2021 season saw Stassi retake the...
Halos Heaven Jan 24, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Matt Thaiss

2021 Angels Player Review: Matt Thaiss

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Despite being drafted as a catcher, Thaiss spent his career with the Halos largely as a first/third baseman before going back to a catcher full time at the end of the 2021 season Matt Thaiss was drafted by the Angels in the first round of the 2016 draft as the 16th overall pick. Being mainly drafted for his bat, as soon as he joined the organization, he was moved to first base and also saw playing time at third. Thaiss, who bats left and throws right, worked his way through the Halos minor league system and made his MLB debut on July 3,...
Halos Heaven Jan 23, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Janson Junk

2021 Angels Player Review: Janson Junk

Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports Junk made a short cameo with the Angels in September after being acquired in the Andrew Heaney trade Due to a myriad of different factors that included untimely injuries and poor performance from their pitching staff, the Angels yet again found themselves as sellers once baseball’s July 30 trade deadline rolled around in 2021. The club didn’t have many significant pieces to trade away at this time, but perhaps the biggest move that they did make was sending longtime Angel Andrew Heaney to the Yankees in exchange for a pair of...
Halos Heaven Jan 21, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Noé Ramirez

2021 Angels Player Review: Noé Ramirez

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Ramirez made his way back to the Angels for two games in 2021 after being traded to Cincinnati in the offseason From the time he was acquired in late 2017 all the way through the 2020 season, Noé Ramirez quietly existed as a pretty solid contributor to an Angels bullpen that quite notably lacked those during that time. The Southern California native and Cal State Fullerton product never made his way up to a high leverage role during his initial stint in Anaheim, but he performed well enough to hang around the team for a while, pitching to a...
Halos Heaven Jan 20, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Mike Trout

2021 Angels Player Review: Mike Trout

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ A Nagging Calf Injury Derailed Another MVP-Type Season For “Trouty” While Shattering Hopes Of His Second Career Postseason Berth It has become increasingly difficult for Mike Trout to surprise the baseball world as the perennial MVP candidate consistently makes the game an even better sport every time he steps on the field. Following a shortened 2020 season, much anticipation led into the full 162-game 2021 season, which would be one of the few times thus far Trout would lead a star studded supporting cast on offense that many predicted...
OC Register Jan 19, 2022
Angels Q&A: When should they offer Shohei Ohtani a contract extension?

Angels Q&A: When should they offer Shohei Ohtani a contract extension?

While the lockout continues, we look at some of the pressing questions the Angels will face when business resumes.
Halos Heaven Jan 19, 2022
Reid Detmers ranked as No. 28 overall prospect by Baseball America

Reid Detmers ranked as No. 28 overall prospect by Baseball America

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The young lefty is the only Angels prospect in Baseball America’s top 100 list Baseball America released their annual preseason prospect rankings on Wednesday morning, and the lone Angels farmhand to crack their top 100 was starting pitcher Reid Detmers, who came in ranked at No. 28 overall. Detmers made his major league debut last August just 14 months after being selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, but a bout with COVID-19 limited him to just five starts in the bigs, where he posted a 7.40 ERA in 20.2 innings. Prior to his...
Halos Heaven Jan 19, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Taylor Ward

2021 Angels Player Review: Taylor Ward

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Playing Opportunities Came Ward’s Way in 2021, But Injuries Stalled The Former First Rounder From Expanding His Role And Possibly Cementing A Spot For The Future Following a stellar performance during spring training that saw Taylor Ward break out offensively with a .400 batting average, 3 HR, 7 RBI and 5 walks in only 25 at-bats, he was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake/Alternative Site to start the 2021 regular season. Due to injuries, the release of Albert Pujols and a much needed shot of adrenaline in the starting lineup,...
Halos Heaven Jan 18, 2022
2021 Angels Player Review: Austin Warren

2021 Angels Player Review: Austin Warren

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via The rookie reliever’s 2021 MLB debut brought fire to an otherwise struggling bullpen, making him a smart option for the 2022 rotation. It was a season of trials and tribulations for everyone in 2021 – fans included – but amidst the injury-fated bullpen, rookie reliever Austin Warren made a strong case as to why he belongs in the Halos 2022 opening rotation. And he did it with just 16 games under his belt. Initially signed by the Angels in 2018, the right-handed pitcher made his major league debut on July 29, 2021. With...
Halos Heaven Jan 15, 2022
Angels International Signings Tracker

Angels International Signings Tracker

Image via @BenBadler on Twitter Baseball’s international signing period officially opened today, so we’re tracking every player the Angels have brought in Despite the ongoing lockout putting a freeze on pretty much all notable events around baseball over the last month and a half, one date on the calendar that was not affected was the beginning of MLB’s International Signing Period, which officially opened on Saturday morning. The Angels, armed with a international bonus pool of $5,179,700, have already inked a number of different players in the last few hours, so...

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