2013 Top 10 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels

With uber-porspect Mike Trout graduating to the majors -- and doing so in MVP fashion, whether he won the award or not -- the Angels system lacks a true standout future star and is in dire need of replenishment. My Top 10 1. Kaleb Cowart 3B 2. C.J. Cron 1B 3. Nick Maronde SP 4. Taylor Lindsay 2B 5. Randal Grichuck OF 6. Mike Clevinger SP 7. R.J. Alvarez...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Angels Prospects Countdown #16: Austin Wood

The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with one of the most tantalizing yet frustrating players in the entire Angels system. Austin Wood Position: Starting Pitcher  Highest Level: Low-A Throws: Right  Height: 6'4" Weight: 225 lbs. Age: 22  Born: 7/11/90 2012 Season Stats Low-A: 127.1 IP, 5-12, 4.30 ERA, 125 H, 72 BB, 4 HR, 109 SO, 1.73 GO/AO, 3.73 FIP...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)

After a quick glance at the Top 15 list it should be fairly clear that this is one of the weakest minor league systems in Major League Baseball. Poor drafts (mainly due to lost draft picks from free agent acquisitions) and trades have decimated the system, which has almost no starting pitcher depth to speak of.   #1 Kaleb Cowart (3B) Age PA H 2B HR BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA...
Via Fangraphs
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Baseball Prospectus
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

TigsTown Transaction Blog: Avila Returns

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Alex Avila has been activated from the DL, while Austin Wood reportedly has retired.
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Report - 5-18-2012

By Scott Stedman - Minor League Reporter Salt Lake Bees - The Bees went 3-2 over their last 5 games, an improvement over what the Bees had been doing.  The positives: Garrett Richards had somewhat of a bounce back performance on Monday.  He went 7 IP allowing just 2 ER and 4 hits.  However he did walk 5 batters and only struck out 2.  His ERA for the season...
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May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Minor League Recap (4/16)

By Brian Waller, Columnist Salt Lake Bees (8-4)The Bees beat the Tucson Padres 6-2 Monday night in front of 3,997 fans at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The win helped the Bees take the 4-game series from the Padres and improved their overall record to 8-4. Matt Shoemaker pitched 8.0 impressive innings improving his record to 2-0 on the season. Shoemaker threw 106 pitches...
Via Angelswin
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Angel Minor League Movers & Shakers - 4/13/12

A bi-weekly series on which prospects are making the biggest jumps up Angel Prospect Lists. Kaleb Cowart/Chevy Clarke – I’m grouping these two together because they’ve garnered the unfortunate distinction of two players with high expectations that spent a year too long in Rookie Ball without prolonged success.  So far in Cedar Rapids though, they’ve been the two best players...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Report - 4-11-12

  By Scott Stedman - Prospect Reporter Salt Lake Bees: The Bees blew out the Reno Aces, 11-3 on a night in which snow was falling on the field.  Matt Shoemaker started for the Bees and turned in a productive start - 5.1 innings, 2 runs, 3 strikeouts.  Shokemaker has only walked 2 batters in his 11.1 innings so far this year.  Offensively, things...
Via Angelswin
April 12, 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...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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's Top-50 Prospects 31-50

By David Saltzer and Chuck Richter People often ask why we ranked a certain player where we did in our Top-50 Prospect List. As we discuss each year in our introduction, there are a myriad of factors that go into a player’s ranking. However, in breaking it down a bit, certain trends emerge. First off, at we expect to see movement on our list. Over...
Via Angelswin
March 05, 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 #29: Michael Clevinger

Up next in our prospect countdown is another promising young arm for this year's draft (maybe the Reagins regime wasn't all bad).  As a JUCO relief prospect with a big arm, Michael Clevinger adds to the Angels' growing collection of power bullpen prospects, assuming that he stays in the bullpen and learns to be more than just a flame-thrower. Michael ClevingerPosition...
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November 01, 2011  |  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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