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BP Podcast: Episode 101: Let's Just Not Even Try by Kevin Goldstein

After our big celebration for Episode 100, we're back to normality, or at least as normal as the show gets. We talk about the Manny Machado call-up, some prospects that we are higher or lower than most on, and also just what to make of Austin Wood. Then we try to gauge Mike Trout's value (good luck) and talk about scouting little league games. Our special guest is a good...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels minor league Opening Day observations

Austin Wood (#30 prospect on the MWAH/LAAI Top Prospect List) looks like he’s going to be jumping up the prospect lists pretty soon.  His fastball was sitting 97-98, his delivery is extremely smooth, it’s an EFFORTLESS 97-98.  His slider is absolutely lethal, reminds me a lot of Jepsen’s.  He loses his release point often though, and when that happens he’s dangerously...
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April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Scouting Report: Austin Wood

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our extensive Spring Training coverage here at, we’ll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on prospects around minor league camp. Here’s a look at Angels' pitching prospect, Austin Wood.
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

A Taste of Spring Training: Volume I

National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere is scouting prospects all over Arizona during Spring Training. Today, he spent some time checking in with Angels minor leaguers. Here, he gives us the latest from camp and discusses prospects Austin Wood and Mike Trout. Find out the latest from Arizona right here:
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers Prospect Profile #22: Austin Wood

Coming off shoulder surgery in 2010, Austin Wood had a strong 2011 campaign in Erie, filling a variety of roles out of the bullpen. Could the left-hander have a shot at Detroit's bullpen this season, and what sort of role is he likely to fill?
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

2011 Angels Prospects Countdown #30: Austin Wood

I've teased at it for weeks and now it is finally here, the Top 30 Angels Prospect Countdown.  We here at Monkey With a Halo have combined forces with Scott Allen from LA Angels Insider to provide you with all you ever needed to know about the best the Angels farm system currently has to offer.  This countdown starts today with this year's sixth-round draft choice fireballer...
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October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

2011 Top 30 Angels Prospects Countdown

The Top 30 Angels Prospect Countdown is finally here for 2011.  We here at Monkey With a Halo have combined forces with Scott Allen from LA Angels Insider to provide you with all you ever needed to know about the best the Angels farm system currently has to offer.  We'll be unveiling one new in-depth prospect profile each day until we reach #1 (you'll never guess who...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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