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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Angels To Promote Sam Bachman

The Angels are set to promote pitching prospect Sam Bachman for his Major League debut, reports Robert Murray of FanSided (Twitter link). Bachman, the ninth overall selection in the 2021 draft, will be used out of the bullpen to begin his big league career, Sam Blum of The Athletic adds. Bachman isn’t on the 40-man roster and will need to be added.

The 23-year-old Bachman ranks seventh in the Angels’ system at Baseball America, fifth at and fourth at FanGraphs. Scouting reports on the 6’1″ righty tout potent fastball/slider combo, with the heater capable of reaching triple digits and the slider giving him a potentially plus pitch with which to miss bats. Command is the most oft-cited question mark with Bachman, as is often the case with power-armed hurlers of this nature, and he also dealt with back and biceps injuries since being drafted.

Bachman has gotten out to a tough start in Double-A this season, posting a 5.81 ERA in six starts — a total of just 26 1/3 frames

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 25, 2023 at 04:55 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: May 25, 2023 at 06:50 PM (#6130121)
Hopefully he'll take care of business at the major league level.


Tough crowd. This seems like desperation on the Angels' part, and I'm totally fine with it. If there's ANY hope of retaining Ohtani, they need to make the playoffs this year, so they need to do whatever it takes. Their huge weakness right now is their bullpen, so if Bachman can get some late inning outs back there, let's give it a shot.
   2. Posted: May 25, 2023 at 07:28 PM (#6130125)
[1] Are you saying that Bachman booked his place on the big-league roster?
   3. Tony S Posted: May 25, 2023 at 07:37 PM (#6130129)
Can he turn his fastball into overdrive?
   4. Hombre Brotani Posted: May 25, 2023 at 08:28 PM (#6130138)
I'm on board with the time-honored tradition of having your future starters get their feet wet as your present middle relievers.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 25, 2023 at 11:12 PM (#6130162)
Please tell me then we he got promoted, the first thing he said was baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet?
   6. Bret Sabermatrician Posted: May 26, 2023 at 06:45 AM (#6130183)
How do you think he was told of the call up?

He probably heard it from a friend... who heard from a friend... who heard it from another.
   7. baxter Posted: May 26, 2023 at 07:49 AM (#6130185)
6. No, no way; to tell him, they looked into his big brown eyes
   8. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: May 26, 2023 at 09:41 AM (#6130197)
You all went a different direction, I was thinking Sam Bachman was the crypto guy.
   9. Hombre Brotani Posted: May 26, 2023 at 03:42 PM (#6130255)
That's how you know the dudes here are old.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 26, 2023 at 05:01 PM (#6130263)
He probably heard it from a friend... who heard from a friend... who heard it from another.
Wait...that was REO, not BTO.
   11. SoSH U at work Posted: May 26, 2023 at 09:01 PM (#6130293)

You all went a different direction, I was thinking Sam Bachman was the crypto guy.

I was thinking Michelle. I lose.

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