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?

15

Cal Towey

3B, Inland Empire 66ers

Age: 24

B/T: Left/Right

H/W: 6’1″/ 215lbs

Acquired: Selected in the in the 17th round of the 2013 Amateur Draft by the Angels

Cal Towey‘s 2014 Stats

YearLevGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
2014A+128477721332461063211551137.279.364.417.782
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/6/2014.

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

B/T: Right/Right

H/W: 6’0″/ 190 lbs

Acquired: Selected in the 6th round of the 2012 Amateur Draft by the Angels.

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14

Eric Stamets

SS, Arkansas Travelers

Age: 23

B/T: Right/Right

H/W: 6’0″/ 190 lbs

Acquired: Selected in the 6th round of the 2012 Amateur Draft by the Angels.