Los Angeles Angels Top 15 Prospect for 2015


Oct 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of baseballs and a glove prior to game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angeles at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

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

C.J. Cron, Mike Morin and Matt Shoemaker played significant roles for the 2014 Angels. Cam Bedrosian, and Jairo Diaz had mixed results but showed enough to be considered candidates for the bullpen in 2015. Over the next couple days I will take a look at the top 15 prospects in the system, starting with 11-15.

What diamonds in the rough will the 30th ranked farm system provide the Los Angeles Angels in 2015?

3B. Inland Empire 66ers. Cal Towey. 15. player. 102. <p>Age: 24</p><p>B/T: Left/Right</p><p>H/W: 6’1″/ 215lbs</p><p>Acquired: Selected in the in the 17th round of the 2013 Amateur Draft by the Angels</p>

Cal Towey‘s 2014 Stats


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Analysis: The versatile Towey was competing against players 1.2 yrs younger and it showed. He almost didn’t make the list but he played well for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.  Towey strikes out way too much for a guy that has below average power, .138 ISO, but he has shown the ability to work a walk (9.3 BB%).  Cal’s extra numbers are another reason he remained on the list.

2015 Prognosis: Cal should start 2015 with the Arkansas Travelers with Caleb Cowart moving up to the Salt Lake Bees. If Cal is able to maintain his walk rate and extra base hits, he could push Cowart for title of top third baseman in the system, but he could be converted to a backstop before that happens.

ETA: 2017

SS. Arkansas Travelers. Eric Stamets. 14. player. 102. <p>Age: 23</p><p>B/T: Right/Right</p><p>H/W: 6’0″/ 190 lbs</p><p>Acquired: Selected in the 6th round of the 2012 Amateur Draft by the Angels.</p>

Eric Stamets 2014 Stats


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Analysis: Eric best asset is his glove. His bat will not be the reason he makes it to the majors, but he could develop into a bottom of the order defensive wizard. He has plus range, plus arm, and plus glove.

2015 Prognosis: Eric should spend another year with the Travelers and work on his approach at the plate. He doesn’t need to hit much, but it would be nice to see his BB/K number improve.

ETA: 2016

13. player. 102. <p>Age: 19</p><p>B/T: Left/Left</p><p>H/W: 6’4″/ 175 lbs</p><p>Acquired: Selected in the 2nd round of the 2013 Amateur Draft by the Angels</p>. LHP. AZL Angles. Hunter Green

Hunter Green‘s 2014 Stats


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Analysis: This will be the selection that I get ripped on the most. Green has a very high ceiling and projects to be a top of the rotation arm; however, his control issues have me a little concerned. Green had his season cut short due to a bad back, which could be the root cause for his command issues. Hunter’s throws a low 90’s fastball, which should gain a few ticks once his young body fills out. Hunter is working on a change-up and a 12-6 curve.

2015 Prognosis: Likely going to repeat the Arizona League with a focus on conditioning. Green will be on a innings limit so don’t expect much movement within the organization in 2015.

ETA: Late 2018 or early 2019

Burlington Bee's. Kody Eaves. 12. player. 102. <p>Age: 21</p><p>H/W: 6’0″/175 lbs</p><div class=. 2B

B/T: Left/Right

Acquired: Selected in the 16th round of the 2012 Amateur Draft by the Angels

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Kody Eaves

2B, Burlington Bee's

Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels /

Age: 21

H/W: 6’0″/175 lbs

B/T: Left/Right

Acquired: Selected in the 16th round of the 2012 Amateur Draft by the Angels