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Giants Prospect Angel Villalona to Compete in Minor League Hitting Challenge

The good news for San Francisco Giants prospects just keeps coming. In addition to the six San Jose Giants recently ranked in the California League's top-20, prospect Angel Villalona is set to compete in the Arizona Fall League's inaugural hitting competition. Villalona, a 23-year old infielder who was once considered a prize prospect in the Giants farm, has been...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Angel Villalona making strides in comeback season

Wearing a big smile as he goes through pregame fielding drills at first base or waits his turn to take batting practice, Angel Villalona is enjoying the most basic aspects of being back on a baseball field. Playing professionally again at last, he is delivering at the plate and with his glove, going about his business with a quiet professionalism - thankful for a second chance in...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants promoting 1B Angel Villalona to Double-A

First baseman Angel Villalona, a former top prospect with the San Francisco Giants before being cleared of a murder charge in his native Dominican Republic, has been promoted to Double-A Richmond from Class-A San Jose. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Sunday night Villalona would join Richmond on Monday. A California League All-Star this season, the slugging first...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Former top prospect, murder suspect Angel Villalona back with Giants

Angel Villalona was once considered the top prospect in the Giants farm system. Then his career was turned upside down in 2009 when he faced murder charges in his native Dominican Republic.The charges were eventually dropped, and Villalona reportedly reached a settlement with the victim’s family. Now, still only 22, the first baseman is trying to get his baseball career back on...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rise Of The Melkmen

To be clear, the Angel we’re referring to was Angel Villalona, not Pagan.  That Angel came with all sorts of renewed hopes for the Giants farm system…until he got arrested.  Pagan came with significant less fanfare, although he has done damned well and has earned a few costumed fans, at least on a temporary basis. In all seriousness, though, seeing the Melkmen at the park has...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Villalona And The Giants Are Playing The Waiting Game

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Angel Villalona will not be reporting to camp with position players. Villalona’s work visa has been delayed due to gaining weight since he was arrested. A player that is given a work visa must be “elite athletes” and in top physical condition.   Lets hope this delay is a minor one. It would be nice to see Villalona establish...

SF Giants Rumors: Villalona To Report To Camp, Mota Deal Finalized

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says Angel Villalona‘s work visa has been approved by the U.S. Immigration Service. Villalona is expected to report to Scottsdale Stadium on February 23, when position players report to camp.   Villalona has been away from the game for a while since the 2009 murder charge. It’s not clear as to what kind of player he will be when he’s...

Angel Villalona expected to be in spring training

Angel Villalona, the 21-year old phenom who made headlines when he was arrested on murder charges in 2009, will be in camp when the Giants begin preparing for Cactus League action in Scottsdale, Ariz. next month. According to Bobby Evans, the Giants’ VP of baseball operations, Villalona is still working on getting his U.S. work visa approved but <a title="San Jose Mercury...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Villalona Still Needs A Work Visa

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says the San Francisco Giants are awaiting word on a U.S. work visa for Angel Villalona. If Villalona receives his visa, he will be in major league camp this spring, along with all the other players on the 40-man roster.Giants vice president Bobby Evans doesn’t anticipate any problems with Villalona obtaining a visa. What’s next for...

SF Giants Rumors: Villalona Will Work His Way To San Jose

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says Giants prospect Angel Villalona will likely open next season in extended spring training to work his way back to the San Jose Giants. The San Francisco Giants are crowded at first base, but you never know what the future holds for any of these players. Villalona is still young and has raw power.Let Villalona develop his skills and if...
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