Intro by David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
By now most Angels fans have heard that the Angels farm
system is “thin” on talent. And, in many ways, that is correct.
However, such a description truly does not give an accurate
reflection on the overall state of the farm. While we, at AngelsWin.com are not
such homers as to deny the obvious, we also believe that simply stating that
the farm is “thin” is a misnomer. It does not explain how or why the system got
that way. And, it implies that the overall system is void of talent, when in
fact, there are several bright spots.
Understanding how the system got thinned out will help fans
understand where the bright spots are in the system. Succinctly, the Angels
organization has suffered from 5 key deficiencies.
First, the biggest reason why the Angels are short on talent
relates directly to the success of the parent club. With the draft order in
June being inversely related to the success of the Major League club, ...