Carlos Ramirez suspended again

Los Angeles Angels catcher Carlos Ramirez has been suspended 100 games for a third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of baseball's minor league drug program. Ramirez is currently on the roster of Triple-A Salt Lake and the suspension, announced Thursday, will begin at the start of the Bees' season. Ramirez, who will turn 26 in March, served a 50-game suspension...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MWAH Top Prospects Countdown Preview: Honorable mention and 2013 in review

Lo, the time for the prospect countdown is upon. MWAH is all ready to give you our top 30 prospects for 2014, but I'm afraid you are going to have to wait just a few days longer before the grand unveiling. This post is merely a preview, a tease an amuse-bouche, if you will. Instead of showing off our full list for this year, I though it would be fun to review last year's...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels minor leaguer catcher suspended 100 games

Los Angeles Angels catcher Carlos Ramirez has been suspended 100 games for a third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of baseball's minor league drug program. Ramirez is currently on the roster of Triple-A Salt Lake and the suspension, announced Thursday, will begin at the start of the Bees' season. Ramirez, who will turn 26 in March, served a 50-game suspension...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell? 2013 Angels Prospect Stock

When dealing with unknown commodities of future potential, the most common analogy used within the prospect world is the stock market.  Investors put their money on the line with the potential opportunity of receiving a big pay out if a company "goes big", but at the same time they are in danger of losing it all if a stock is busted.  Similarly with prospects, Major League...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals 7, Brewers 6

David Freese hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals used a five-run first inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Friday night. The Brewers made it close on a pair of three-run homers by Aramis Ramirez off Jaime Garcia before losing for the 13th time in 15 games. The bottom four spots in the lineup were a combined 0 for 15. The Cardinals...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Captains fall 6-2 to Lugnuts

EASTLAKE - After falling to the Lugnuts on Tuesday 7-4 and dominating them 13-4 on Wednesday, the Captains could not close the series with a victory Thursday and fell to the Lugnuts 6-2.  These three games were nothing short of dramatic for both teams, both full of errors and missed opportunities from both dugouts. “It’s not really based on wins and loses, at least not...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Captains drop finale and series to Lugnuts

EASTLAKE – The Lake County Captains dropped the finale of a four-game series on Sunday as the Lansing Lugnuts and one of the Toronto Blue Jays’ top prospects put the brakes on the Captains’ bats.   Right-hander Jake Sisco took the mound for his first start of the season to counter Lansing’s Roberto Osuno. Osuno, considered the top prospect on the current Lugnuts team, is...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Captains fall to Lugnuts, 5-3

Eastlake – The Lansing Lugnuts used a four run two out rally in the sixth inning to secure the 5-3 victory over the Captains on Friday night at Classic Park. In the sixth, the two out rally began when Santiago Nessy doubled home two runners and extended the Lugnuts lead to 3-0. Carlos Ramirez reached on an error and then stole second base. Nessy and Ramirez scored on a single by...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels' Ramirez, Reds' Covington suspended

Los Angeles Angels catcher Carlos Ramirez and Cincinnati right-hander Vaughn Covington have been suspended 50 games each for second violations for drugs of abuse under baseball's minor league program. The 25-year-old Ramirez was selected from Arizona State in the eighth round of the 2009 draft. He is with Double-A Arkansas of the Texas League, where he hit .204 last year with...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospect Stock: Post-spring training edition

30. Carlos Ramirez: Stock goes down slightly because he’s repeating AA to prove he can hit and the Angels went out of their way to acquire defensive catchers Chris Snyder and Luke Carlin, only to stash them in AAA.  If the Angels weren’t concerned with offense at all and only wanted defense, they would have promoted Carlos…if they were confident in his abilities. 29. Reid...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Angels Prospects Countdown #30: Carlos Ramirez

The MWAH prospect countdown begins!  Kicking things off this season is last year's #14 prospect.  How did he fall so far so fast?  SPOILER ALERT: He forgot how to hit. Carlos Ramirez Position: C  Highest Level: Double-A Bats: Both Throws: Right  Height: 5'11" Weight: 210 lbs. Age: 24  Born: 3/19/88 2012 Season Stats Double-A: 323 PA, .204 AVG,...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Preview: Los Angeles Angels

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (18) | 2011 (15) | 2010 (26) | 2009 (25) | 2008 (11) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [89-73] AL West AAA: [73-71] Pacific Coast League – Salt Lake AA: [62-78] Texas League — Arkansas A+: [66-74] California League – Inland Empire A: [53-86] Midwest League – Cedar Rapids (Burlington beginning 2013) Arizona Fall League Players...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Prime Nine: Los Angeles Angels

Before the season there seemed to be no way that the Angels would wind up outside the playoffs. Now, with every passing day it appears more and more likely they won’t be in. To make matters worse for the future, they doubled down and traded three very good prospects for Zack Greinke. Greinke has not performed up to snuff and the same could be said for many of the veterans...
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Weekly

By Scott Stedman - Minor League Reporter Salt Lake Bees - The Bees have won 4 out of their last 6 and their pitching has led the way.  AngelsWin's #7 prospect, Matt Shoemaker has really found a groove after a rough start.  In his last 4 starts, the 25-year-old out of Shoemaker has a 1.97 ERA with 17 Ks and just 3 BBs.  He has now lowered his WHIP to 1.42. ...
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June 09, 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

Freitas vs. Oliveira: History in the Making June 2nd in Uruguay

Anticipation is building for the June 2nd Brazilian boxing showdown - History In The Making -- featuring the return of living legend, four-time world champion Acelino "Popo" Freitas against undefeated, rising star Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira, at Conrad Punta Del Este and Resort Casino in Uruguay. Oliveira's father and president of the M.O. Productions...
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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels Announce 2012 Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

ANAHEIM, CA - The Angels today announced the list of non-roster players invited to 2012 Spring Training in Tempe, AZ. The announcement was made by club General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Below is a list of the 20 non-roster invitees:PITCHERS (8)Ryan Brasier, RHPDavid Carpenter, RHPEric Hurley, RHPMatt Meyer, LHPFrancisco Rodriguez, RHPMatt Shoemaker, RHPDaniel Tillman, RHPLoek Van Mil...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

2011 Angels Prospects Countdown #14: Carlos Ramirez

Next up on in our Top 30 prospect countdown, the anti-Conger catching prospect, Carlos Ramirez.  Unlike Conger, Ramirez carries a strong defensive reputation, but is dogged by questions about whether or not he can hit enough to be a big league catcher.  But now that he is coming off a terrific offensive campaign with the Inland Empire 66ers, is it safe to believe in Ramirez'...
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November 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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