Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: Angels

Uncover greatness. Who’s next?

1. Kaleb Cowart, 3b
2. Nick Maronde, lhp
3. C.J. Cron, 1b
4. Mike Clevinger, rhp
5. Austin Wood, rhp
6. Randal Grichuk, of
7. Taylor Lindsey, 2b
8. R.J. Alvarez, rhp
9. Mark Sappington, rhp
10. Alex Yarbrough, 2b

There isn’t another Trout in the farm system, which is now one of the worst in baseball. Third baseman Kaleb Cowart stands out as the organization’s best prospect, but behind him the system lacks both impact talent and depth—though there are reasons for that beyond talent evaluation.

A 2009 high school first-round pick, Trout zipped to the big leagues. The Angels used three players who would have ranked among their Top 10 Prospects (shortstop Jean Segura, righthanders Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena) in a July trade with the Brewers to acquire Zack Greinke, who became a free agent after the season. Righthander Donn Roach also would have been in the Top 10 had they not included him in a May deal with the Padres for Ernesto Frieri.

Repoz Posted: December 02, 2012 at 09:11 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, prospects

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Gotham Dave Posted: December 02, 2012 at 11:24 AM (#4314534)
I doubt the best farm systems have another Trout in them.

Also, Kaleb Cowart is an awesome name.
   2. morineko Posted: December 02, 2012 at 02:26 PM (#4314628)
Well, yeah, 99.9999% farm systems don't have a Trout in them, but the Angels' problem is that it doesn't have a Segura, etc. in it either as they traded all their prospects in 2012 as they were chasing 3rd place.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(47 - 6:16pm, Mar 02)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogFull Count » Finally healthy, Dustin Pedroia proclaims ‘I’m not messing around’
(10 - 6:15pm, Mar 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(606 - 6:14pm, Mar 02)
Last: Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine

NewsblogWith Upton out, Braves can get good look at CF options | Atlanta Braves blog
(17 - 6:12pm, Mar 02)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogThe world we live in…Man has it changed. ADDENDUM! | 38 Pitches
(54 - 6:05pm, Mar 02)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogOTP - March: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(275 - 6:00pm, Mar 02)
Last: Rickey! is just here so he don't get fined

NewsblogKeri: The 30: Offseason Stock Report
(10 - 5:58pm, Mar 02)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogSale fractures right foot in accident at home | MLB.com
(19 - 5:55pm, Mar 02)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogIs Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever? – The Hardball Times
(32 - 5:44pm, Mar 02)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogYankees Rookie Nervously Tells A-Rod How Much He Used To Hate Him As A Kid
(8 - 5:39pm, Mar 02)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogGarrett Richards of Los Angeles Angels won't be ready by Opening Day, Mike Scioscia says - ESPN Los Angeles
(12 - 5:06pm, Mar 02)
Last: Ziggy

NewsblogAlex Rodriguez Attends First-Base School, but a Key Item Is Absent
(26 - 4:28pm, Mar 02)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogMLB Network: Carlos Pena explains Effective Velocity (video)
(6 - 4:12pm, Mar 02)
Last: A White and Gold Leaf

NewsblogThe career paths of Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto |
(43 - 3:54pm, Mar 02)
Last: Arbitol Dijaler

NewsblogESPN: Switch-Pitcher Venditte The Talk Of A's Camp
(23 - 3:36pm, Mar 02)
Last: Ziggy

Page rendered in 0.1358 seconds
48 querie(s) executed