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

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robneyer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(2248 - 3:50pm, Apr 23)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogLettuce, tomato, and OMNICHATTER sandwich, April 23, 2017
(10 - 3:49pm, Apr 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogJason Heyward swinging hot bat early for Cubs | MLB.com
(5 - 3:36pm, Apr 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP 17 April 2017: Baseball, giant American flags, and patriotism
(1364 - 3:34pm, Apr 23)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(303 - 3:29pm, Apr 23)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogTake the pledge: Let's banish pitcher wins, losses from baseball conversations
(64 - 3:23pm, Apr 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMajor League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option
(13 - 3:18pm, Apr 23)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogWhoever smelt OMNICHATTER dealt it, April 22, 2017
(214 - 3:01pm, Apr 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogSunday Notes: Whitley’s Cattle, Cubs Butler, Gausman’s Analogy, Prideful Yard Goat, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(5 - 2:50pm, Apr 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogEarly AL Rookie of Year debate shows Yankees’ plan at work | New York Post
(2 - 2:34pm, Apr 23)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogRangers' Joey Gallo hits hardest homer of 2017 | MLB.com
(12 - 2:31pm, Apr 23)
Last: Guy Heckler's Veto

NewsblogTempers flare in Tigers-Twins; Matt Boyd, Miguel Sano ejected
(10 - 1:34pm, Apr 23)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogRed Sox coaches still don't want hitters thinking about hitting for power - providencejournal.com
(19 - 1:28pm, Apr 23)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogBrad Ausmus: Tigers fielders to blame after being confused by fan
(19 - 1:25pm, Apr 23)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogMaybe We Were All Wrong About The Yankees Rotation
(20 - 12:05pm, Apr 23)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Page rendered in 0.2605 seconds
49 querie(s) executed