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Marsh, Adams, Detmers make Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list

Marsh, Adams, Detmers make Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Marsh, Adams, Detmers recognized by BP The Angels have three players named to the Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list released on Thursday, led by outfielder Brandon Marsh. Marsh checks in at No. 44 on the 2021 list, followed by fellow outfielder Jordyn Adams 76th and pitcher Reid Detmers at No. 86. For Marsh, this is his third consecutive year in the Baseball Prospects top 101, ranked 94th in 2019 and 51st in 2020. The 2016 second-round pick was added to the Angels’ 40-man roster in November, and figures to make his major...
Jan 20, 2021
Angels add Jose Quintana on 1-year deal

Angels add Jose Quintana on 1-year deal

Photo by Jon Durr/ Free agent LHP reunites with manager Joe Maddon The Angels finally addressed their starting rotation this offseason, reportedly agreeing to terms with left-hander Jose Quintana one a one-year, $8 million contract, per multiple reports. Quintana had nearly his entire 2020 season by a pair of injuries, first missing six weeks with a lacerated thumb, then missing three weeks in September with lat inflammation. When he pitched, three of his four games were in bulk relief, and he posted a 4.50 ERA (and 2.99 FIP) in all of 10 innings, with 12 strikeouts and...
Jan 19, 2021
A pair of Angels in 2021 Baseball America top 100 prospects

A pair of Angels in 2021 Baseball America top 100 prospects

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Both Angels outfielders make repeat appearances in the top 50 Two Angels outfielders were ranked in Baseball America’s top 100 prospects heading into the 2021 season, the second straight season Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh were so honored. Adell is ranked the 13th-best prospect in baseball, and Marsh was 38th. It’s the fourth straight season in the BA top 100 for Adell, who was ranked third overall last year, sixth in 2019, and 46th in 2018. He struggled mightily in his first taste in the majors in 2020, hitting .161/.212/.266 with three...
Jan 15, 2021
Angels avoid arbitration with 5 players, exchange figures with Ohtani

Angels avoid arbitration with 5 players, exchange figures with Ohtani

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The club exchanged figures with Shohei Ohtani Friday is the day for players and teams to exchange numbers for those eligible for salary arbitration, and the Angels came to agreements with five of their six eligible players before the 10 a.m. PT deadline, the team announced. Only Shohei Ohtani is pending, having exchanged figures with the club. If Ohtani and the Angels can’t agree on a contract, they will proceed to an arbitration hearing to be scheduled at some point in February. The big names signed on Friday were Dylan Bundy for $8.325...
Jan 15, 2021
Angels reportedly sign catcher Kurt Suzuki

Angels reportedly sign catcher Kurt Suzuki

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports The Angels add some catching depth After months of no news, the hot stove is finally heating up. On Friday, the Angels reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with catcher, Kurt Suzuki. Angels in agreement with free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki on one-year, $1.5M contract, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 15, 2021 This gives the Angels some catching depth to go along with Max Stassi. Suzuki, who will be 37 years old this season, won a World Series with the Nationals in 2019. This past season, the catcher...
Jan 15, 2021
Reports: Angels sign four international prospects

Reports: Angels sign four international prospects

Their class is headlined by Denzer Guzman International Signing Day is here, and it’s been a hectic day all across the board. As of right now, the Angels have reportedly agreed to deals with four international prospects. Denzer Guzman — Shortstop — Dominican Republic Luis Viloria — LHP — Venezuela Darlin Francia— RHP — Dominican Republic Eiver Betancourt — Catcher — Venezuela Denzer Guzman Baseball America ranking: No. 13 MLB Pipeline ranking: No. 29 Twitter: JesseSanchezMLB Scouting reports: BA: A physical, offensive-oriented...
Jan 12, 2021
Bruce Hines is back as Angels coach

Bruce Hines is back as Angels coach

Photo credit: Los Angeles Angels Hines is back for his 23rd season with the Angels. The Angels announced on Monday that Bruce Hines was coming back to the organization. He joins manager Joe Maddon’s staff as the first base and outfield coach, a role he last served in Anaheim in 1991. There were a variety of roles for Hines in between, including minor league manager, minor league coach, minor league instructor, and scout for the Angels from 1984-90 and 1994-2008. This will be Hines’ 23rd season with the Angels. He also coached third base for the Mariners in 2009,...
Jan 9, 2021
Victor Rojas announces he won’t return as Angels’ play-by-play announcer

Victor Rojas announces he won’t return as Angels’ play-by-play announcer

He’s been the lead voice of the Angels since 2010 Not the Angels news we were expecting this offseason. On Saturday, Victor Rojas tweeted that he won’t be returning to the Angels broadcast booth in 2021. Rojas has been the play-by-play announcer for the Angels for the past 11 years. It’s time! ✌ #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/2YndF36Go8— Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) January 9, 2021 In his lengthy tweet, Rojas said that he wanted to spend more time with his family in Texas, as he awaits the birth of his first grandchild. In addition, he also wants to work on building...
Jan 8, 2021
Ex-Angels staffer Brian “Bubba” Harkins alleges widespread use of foreign substances

Ex-Angels staffer Brian “Bubba” Harkins alleges widespread use of foreign substances

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ More news surrounding the former Angels staffer Brian “Bubba” Harkins was fired by the Angels last March after providing illegal ball-doctoring substances to visiting pitchers. According to the longtime Angels staffer, Harkins claimed he was made a “public scapegoat” in baseball’s efforts to crack down on the use of foreign substances. Harkins, 55, had spent decades with the Angels prior to his dismissal. At the time, he was the visiting clubhouse manager. The team dismissed him after learning through an MLB investigation that he...
Jan 5, 2021
MLB Draft profile: Alex Binelas, Louisville 3B

MLB Draft profile: Alex Binelas, Louisville 3B

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Baseball America mock draft has Angels taking Binelas with the ninth overall pick In the latest mock draft at Baseball America, the Angels are projected to return to the Louisville well once again, selecting third baseman Alex Binelas in the first round. The Angels’ top prospect at BA (Jo Adell) played high school in Louisville, and was drafted in the first round in 2017. Last year, the Angels took University of Louisville pitcher Reid Detmers, who like Adell was selected 10th overall. Now, Carlos Collazo at Baseball America has the...
Jan 5, 2021
Baseball America 2021 top Angels prospects

Baseball America 2021 top Angels prospects

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Outfielders and pitchers galore in the Angels top 10 prospects Thanks to a rule tweak after a truncated 2020 season, Angels outfielder Jo Adell is no longer considered a rookie heading into 2021. But Baseball America still recognizes him as such, and has Adell atop the list of top Angels prospects for a third straight season, followed by fellow outfielder Brandon Marsh at No. 2. Adell totaled 124 at-bats last season, six shy of the 130 required to exhaust rookie status. Under normal rules, another way to use up rookie status is to accrue 45...
Dec 31, 2020
2020 review: Mike Trout

2020 review: Mike Trout

Photo by Lindsey Wasson/ For our final Angels review of 2020, we saved the best for last Mike Trout had a typically great Mike Trout season, albeit a shortened one, in 2020. Though he was perhaps a victim of his own excellence. Trout hit .281/.390/.603 with 17 home runs, a perfectly excellent season for most mortals. But that was the lowest batting average and wRC+ (164) of Trout’s nine “full” seasons, his lowest slugging percentage since 2016, and his lowest on base percentage since 2014. He was still great, finishing in the top five in home runs, RBI, runs...
Dec 30, 2020
2020 review: Luke Bard

2020 review: Luke Bard

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via He appeared in only six games with the Angels in 2020 It’s been three years since Luke Bard made his debut with the Angels. After 46 games, he still hasn’t really found his groove. After a rough 2019 season, Bard’s 2020 was just as bad, if not worse. Granted, he pitched in only six games for the Angels, but he just didn’t have it last year. Bard didn’t begin the season on the Angels’ Opening Day roster, but he was called up from the Alternate Site after just a few days. He made his season debut on July 29,...
Dec 30, 2020
Angels add Juan Graterol, Twins sign Hansel Robles

Angels add Juan Graterol, Twins sign Hansel Robles

Graterol back on reported minor league deal The Angels are in need of catching depth, and have reportedly brought back an old friend for some backstop insurance. Juan Graterol has signed a minor league deal with the Angels, per both Efrain Zavarce at IVC Networks in Venezuela and Fabian Ardaya at The Athletic. Graterol played in 58 games over parts of three seasons (2016-18) with the Angels, hitting .222/.225/.283, starting 30 games behind the plate for the team. Graterol, who turns 32 on Valentine’s Day, spent his 2020 season at the Twins’ alternate training site, though...
Dec 29, 2020
2020 review: Noe Ramirez

2020 review: Noe Ramirez

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ He was sent to the Reds this offseason Noe Ramirez has been a reliable option out of the bullpen the last few years for the Angels, 2020 wasn’t any different. Ramirez posted the lowest ERA (3.00) since his brief 10-game stint with LA back in 2017. The difficult about the condensed season last year was that one or two bad outings could really hurt your numbers for the season. Through the first six games of the season, Ramirez owned an ERA of above seven. After that, he owned a 1.69 ERA over his final 15 games of the season. Ironically,...