Searching for Kaleb Cowart

Ever since he was drafted, Kaleb Cowart has intrigued me as a prospect analyst.  He’s a unique player in that many of his perceived strengths are typically weaknesses in other players while his weaknesses are things that come to other prospects rather easily.  Case in point…. 1. Cowart is well-built, but his power is still predominantly gap power because of a line-drive type...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Angels have any trade assets left?

The Angels supposedly have one of the worst farm systems in baseball and have already made two trades, both of which they seemingly overpaid in, and yet their name continues to come up in trade rumors. How can this be? What could they possibly have left to deal? Sometimes rumors have a way of getting out of control and losing all touch with reality. How else do you expect writers...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Musings from an Arkansas Travelers Game

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer - So a couple of weeks ago I’m sitting in my office and I get a phone call. Now I get a lot of phone calls but this one is about something fairly important.It is the program manager informing me that they need me to fly out to Arkansas to help support some engineering activities.Now I’m more than willing to support my company...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects

The Los Angeles Angels have one of the worst farm systems in baseball. None of the prospects on this list project as All-Stars or even good Major League players. Cowart, Lindsey, and Cron have the potential to become solid regulars. The pitchers on this list all have high ceilings, but are very raw. Given the state of the Angels’ payroll and farm system, it is imperative that the...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MWAH 2014 Angels Prospects Countdown #2: Kaleb Cowart

Kaleb Cowart looked to be on the fast track to stardom, but a brutal 2013 campaign has knocked a lot of shine off his shooting star. He's still plenty young, but are his flaws too deep to be fixed? Kaleb Cowart Position: 3B    Highest Level: Double-A Bats: S    Throws: R    Height: 6'3"    Weight: 190 Age: 22    Born: 6/2/1992 2013 Rank: 1 2013...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels not interested in Suk-Min Yoon, Halo rotation ranked 19th best

The February 6th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels not interested in Suk-Min Yoon, Halo rotation ranked 19th best and much more... The Story: The Angels have shown no interest in Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon. The Monkey Says: This has upset some because apparently the Angels are obligated to inquire on every single free agent pitcher....
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

David Freese trade thoughts..

By Greg Bearringer, AngelsWin.com Columnist - 1) David Freese might as well wear a sign that says "average third baseman" around his neck, because I think that's probably what the Angels are expecting out of him next season. He is probably better that (since he has pretty good plate discipline), but a back injury might just eat into his playing time over the next two...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Some offseason points to consider

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Feature Writer -  I'm starting to wonder whether this will be the radical offseason some predict, or if it will be moderately conservative. Assuming a fair amount of positive regression to key players next year (especially Pujols and Hamilton), the Angels might just make a few minor to moderate moves to fill gaps and upgrade here and...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top Prospect Lists

Here is the composite list of Los Angeles Angels Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Angels, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed. Updated:...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

A Minor Review of 2013: Angels

There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009. The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss


By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist -  OK, “easy” is an exaggeration and the type of thing a naïve armchair GM would say, but what I really mean is do-able. It is my belief that the team isn’t that far from being a contending 90+ win team in 2014, and for a few years to come. Given the utter disappointment that is 2013, it is easy to think that the team needs...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Monkeying Around: Shuck, hypocrisy and anti-depressants

Time for The Monkey to monkey around with some half-baked ideas and thoughts that have somehow managed to not clear the already low bar I have for feature post material: -I can't decide whether to hate myself for the hypocrisy or the schadenfreude on this, but I am really torn over this Biogenesis scandal. On one hand, I think MLB is wildly overstepping their bounds by engaging...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Trade Candidate: Prospects

Thanks a lot, Angels. Here I am doing a weekly series on which players on your MLB roster you should trade at the deadline since you are so obviously going to be a seller and you have to go and rattle off a winning streak to put yourselves within striking distance of .500 and spitting distance of the Wild Card race. Now I don't know if the Halos are going to be buyers or...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Director of Scouting Ric Wilson Talks Post-2013 Draft with AngelsWin.com

  Chat moderated by Scott Stedman, AngelsWinelsWin.com Contributor Prior to the 2013 draft, Ric Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Director of Scouting told AngelsWin.com that “The strength of the draft seems to be the depth in pitching.” About international scouting and signings, Ric Wilson told us that the Angels “have developed a strong international staff...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top-50 Prospects Midseason Report

Taylor Lindsey is our choice for top Angels prospect at the mid-way point of the 2013 season By David Saltzer, Scott Stedman and Chuck Richter With the Angels reaching the midpoint of the season, and most of the Minor Leagues having played their All-Star Game, we at AngelsWin.com are proud to present a midseason report for the Los Angeles Angels Top-50 Prospects. Rather than...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 LA Angels prospect movers and shakers

Every year I like to publish one article which focuses on the predictions of your Angel Minor Leaguers.  Last year, we successfully predicted Kaleb Cowart’s, Kole Calhoun’s, Donn Roach’s and Eswarlin Jimenez’s dominant 2012 performance.  Conversely, I didn’t think hitters in A-ball would ever touch Austin Wood, and to be fair they didn’t.  Still, his lack of control...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Albert Callaspo Player Profile & Projections

(Photo by Jeremy Long - jlongphoto.com) By Robert Cunngingham - AngelsWin.com Staff Writer 2013 Outlook: Alberto was re-signed to a two-year, $9 million contract this offseason and it seems like this was money well spent by the Angels organization. It also allows the Angels to bridge the gap to their third base prospects Kaleb Cowart and Luis Jimenez, who are still spending time...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Angels Prospects Countdown #1: Kaleb Cowart

The MWAH prospect countdown finally crosses the finish line with the top prospect in the entire system and only Angel prospect to crack into any of the Top 100 prospect lists. Kaleb Cowart Position: 3B  Highest Level: High-A Bats:Switch Throws: Right  Height: 6'3" Weight: 195 lbs. Age: 20  Born: 6/2/92 2012 Season Stats Low-A: 290 PA, .293 AVG, .348 OBP...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Weaver strikes out 5, Angels top Italy 12-6

Jered Weaver struck out five in three innings and top prospect Kaleb Cowart drove in three runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat Team Italy 12-6 Wednesday. Weaver allowed one run in his second spring start. The three-time All-Star went 20-5 last season and will start on opening day next month. Cowart had two hits. Italy's team in the World Baseball Classic was led by Seattle...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Weaver strong as Angels beat Team Italy

TEMPE, Ariz. Jered Weaver looked strong during a three-inning stint, top prospect Kaleb Cowart hit a three-run double in the first inning, and the Angels broke a tie with seven runs in the eighth inning for a 12-6 exhibition victory over Team Italy at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday. The Italian team was playing its final tuneup before opening the World Baseball Classic against...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top 20 Prospects

The Angels are contender at the MLB level, but can the farm system compare? Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages. Rank Player Pos Avg Ranking Comp Ranking Low High 1 Kaleb Cowart...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Halo Headlines: Callaspo finalizes his new contract, Keith Law ranks Kaleb Cowart the 23rd best ...

The February 6th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Callaspo finalizes his new contract, Keith Law ranks Kaleb Cowart the 23rd best prospect and much more... The Story: Alberto Callaspo finalized his two-year contract that will pay him $4.1 million this year and $4.875 million in 2014. The Monkey Says: Beto was out of the country and...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports From Instructs: Phillies Wrap-Up

As promised, there’s only a few instructs reports left but it’s lasted me the (most warm in Florida) winter as junior colleges started this week and I was in the Dominican last week to see the top July 2 players. Along those lines, this wrap-up from Phillies camp will lead off with a high profile American but finish with three recent international signees that caught my eye....
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaleb Cowart - AngelsWin.com Prospect Profile

Prospect Profile - Kaleb Cowart (3B) Bats: Both Throws: Right Height: 6’2”195 lbs. DOB: 6/2/92 (Cedar Rapids/Inland Empire): .276/.358/.452 with 16 HRs and 14 SBs Kaleb Cowart's first full professional season with Angels, split between two levels (Cedar Rapids, IE 66ers), was a good one. The Halos 3B prospect showed signs of having solid power down the road clubbing...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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