Los Angeles Angels Top 1-5 Prospects

The Los Angeles Angels didn’t have a very deep minor league system before 2014 and to further compound the problem the Angels traded away top prospects Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon and R.J. Alvarez.  The system was still able to offer the Angels some productive players.

C.J. Cron, Mike Morin and almost ROY Matt Shoemaker played significant roles for the 2014 Angels. Cam Bedrosian, and Jairo Diaz had mixed results but showed enough to consider them as bullpen candidates in 2015. We are down to the final 5. In case you missed the prospects 6 to 15 please look at them here…..11-15 and 6-10.

What diamonds in the rough will we find in top 5 prospects for the 30th ranked farm system in 2015?

5

Nick Tropeano

RHP, Houston

Age: 24

B/T: Right/Right

H/W: 6’4″/ 200 lbs

Acquired: Selected in the 5th round of the 2011 Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros. Traded to Los Angeles on November 5, 2014.

Nick Tropeano 2014 Stats

YearLevWLW-L%ERAGGSIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9BB9SO9
2014AAA95.6433.032320124.290444211331200.9876.52.48.7
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Generated 12/8/2014.

Analysis: Nick made his major league debute on September 10th, 2014. He made 4 appearances in September and didn’t look out of place. Tropeano has a plus plus change up, a fastball that can touch the 92 mph. He has very good command and a deceptive deliver. He strikes out about 8-9 K/9 and walks an outstanding 2-3 BB/9 while producing a WHIP around 1.30.

2015 Prognosis: Nick will make the Angels bullpen out of spring training. Nick’s command while keep him in the big leagues. His will make batters look foolish at time by throwing 81 mph change up after throwing a 90 mph fastball. His split finger fastball will have batters grounding out all day.

ETA: 2015

B/T: Right/Right

H/W: 6’0″/ 205 lbs

Acquired: Selected in the 1st round of the 2010 Amateur Draft by the Angels  

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4

Cam Bedrosian

RHP, Salt Lake Bees

Age: 21

B/T: Right/Right

H/W: 6’0″/ 205 lbs

Acquired: Selected in the 1st round of the 2010 Amateur Draft by the Angels