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  • David Fletcher's Offense

    David Fletcher's offense this season has been atrocious, and it can't be ignored. Entering today, he was hitting .279/.312/.342 with a 81 wRC+ and 79 OPS+ The Angels need him to better next season. If teams have figured out how to shift against him, then he needs to change his approach and draw more walks or something. Hitting for average, not getting on base, and hitting for no power doesn't cut it in 2021. He plays tremendous defense, but he also plays 2B. It'd be one thing

    Trendon
    Trendon
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 56

    The Official 2021 Los Angeles Angels Minor League Stats, Reports & Scouting Thread

    Time to start a new thread. And, it's time for us to form a new Top Prospect list. The only problem is with how slowly this offseason has gone, and with the potential for trades, it doesn't seem to make too much sense to make the list right at the moment.

    Dave Saltzer
    Dave Saltzer
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 3956

    Positives from this year

    While this has been yet another disappointing year, for those wondering what to be happy about, here's a list of things to consider.   First and foremost, the performance of Shohei Ohtani. Yes, his bat has been weak for the last two months, but he had a better season than anyone expected and pretty much fulfilled the best-case scenario: healthy and excellent as both a hitter and pitcher, finishing around 8 WAR. The development of Reid Detmers and Chris Rodriguez. Yes, there wer

    Angelsjunky
    Angelsjunky
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 4

    One person familiar with the team’s thinking: "[The Angels] next season, would prefer to spend most of their financial resources on pitching and perhaps scrimp a bit at shortstop."

    Interesting insight from Mike DiGiovanna in the LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2021-09-22/its-no-fun-angels-manager-joe-maddon-talks-personnel-another-lost-season "The Angels plan to be aggressive in their pursuit of starting pitchers this winter" "Maddon said he believes the Angels need not one but two front-line starters" "One person familiar with the team’s thinking said the Angels, who have $111 million committed to five players — Mike Trout, Anthony Ren

    Trendon
    Trendon
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 97

    Who should the Angels #1 starting pitcher free agent target be?

    The past two years had a clear cut starter that was at the top of their class (Cole and Bauer), but this year it’s a little more up for debate.  Sure you could make the argument that it’s Scherzer based on performance this year, but with his age being a risk is he truly the best target when he could easily decline as soon as next year when you could potentially get several great seasons out of a Ray or Gausman?   Vote for the pitcher who, in your mind, is the best for fit for us to pursue i

    mmc
    mmc
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 65
  • Los Angeles Angels Prospect Prospect Hotlist (8/23 - 9/5)

    By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist A slew of late-season promotions continue to shuffle the Angels' minor league deck, but strong performances remain! --Pitchers-- 1) Davis Daniel – RHP, Rocket City AA: You can sort of Davis Daniel is becoming the Angels’ pitching equivalent of Michael Stefanic; both came into 2021 without much hype, both have performed not only extremely well, but extremely well consistently throughout the season, and both arguably are MLB-ready, even with Dani

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today

    The Power of Shohei Ohtani

    By AngelsWin.com's Chuck Richter, David Saltzer When the Angels signed Shohei Ohtani in December, 2017, they knew that they were getting a special player. How special, though, remained to be seen. They knew he had a power arm and a power bat, but no one in a century had combined both in a full season of baseball.  This year, Ohtani is having an unprecedented year. Fans are literally seeing history made every night, whether it’s through his hitting or his pitching. Sometimes it’s with b

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today 3

    Los Angeles Angels Prospect Prospect Hotlist (8/9-8/22)

    By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist An infusion of pitching talent from the 2021 draft began their pro careers over the last two weeks, and a number of familiar names continued to make an impact at the higher levels on the offensive side of things. As the minor league season draws close to its final month, more attention will turn towards which prospects earn promotions to the next level, including some to the major leagues, with the Angels bolstering their youth movement and looking mo

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today

    AngelsWin.com Exclusive Interview with Angels Infielder David Fletcher

    Interview conducted by David Saltzer and Tres Hefter  Who doesn’t like a blue-collar player? A scrapper. A grinder. The kind of player who leaves it all out there on the field and doesn’t get cheated in an at bat. Players like that quickly become fan favorites. They make the team better than their individual stats suggest. Fans connect with them because in many cases, that’s the kind of player they wish that they could be. In David Fletcher, the Angels have one of the best blue-co

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today 1

    AngelsWin.com's Midseason Top-30 Los Angeles Angels Prospects

    By The AngelsWin.com Prospect Posse Welcome to our updated 2021 prospects list. After the tragedy that was a lost minor league season in 2020, we were very excited to see our minor leaguers in action. The big surprise this year is the veritable explosion of pitching, from strong performances by top prospects Reid Detmers and Chris Rodriguez, to the emergence of lesser-known guys like Davis Daniel and Robinson Pina, as well as many fringe guys all of a sudden becoming legitimate major league

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today
  • AngelsWin Interviews David Fletcher

    We recently had the opportunity to sit down with David Fletcher to talk to him about the 2021 season, his thoughts on baseball in general, and life off of the field. We asked questions from fans that we received on our website, www.angelswin.com, Facebook, Twitter, and from our panel of writers.

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  • AngelsWin.com Interviews Rod Carew

    AngelsWin.com interviews Angels legend and Hall of Famer Rod Carew, discussing his new autobiography 'One Tough Out', stories from his playing career, thoughts on current Angels and modern-day baseball, and further reflections on some of the most challenging and uplifting moments of his life.

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  • Our picks

    • Who should the Angels #1 starting pitcher free agent target be?
      The past two years had a clear cut starter that was at the top of their class (Cole and Bauer), but this year it’s a little more up for debate.  Sure you could make the argument that it’s Scherzer based on performance this year, but with his age being a risk is he truly the best target when he could easily decline as soon as next year when you could potentially get several great seasons out of a Ray or Gausman?  

      Vote for the pitcher who, in your mind, is the best for fit for us to pursue in free agency.  Please do not just simply state who the best pitcher is in your answer, vote based on a combination of you think is the best, who you think WILL be the best over their contracts, expected contract length, etc.
      • 65 replies
    • *Nerd Alert* - More fuel for the defensive dumpster fire from the fielding bible
      So I came across this recently.  

      http://www.fieldingbible.com/TeamDefensiveRunsSaved

      An accounting of team defense by position.  But the one important thing to note is that DRS does not account for where the defensive player starts.  

      However, the 'infield positioning' stat, which is proprietary to the fielding bible, does.  

      And notice how the discrepancy is massive.  When taking the starting point into account, the team is actually saving more runs in the infield vs. pretty much every other team in the league.  
      • 38 replies
    • One person familiar with the team’s thinking: "[The Angels] next season, would prefer to spend most of their financial resources on pitching and perhaps scrimp a bit at shortstop."
      Interesting insight from Mike DiGiovanna in the LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2021-09-22/its-no-fun-angels-manager-joe-maddon-talks-personnel-another-lost-season

      "The Angels plan to be aggressive in their pursuit of starting pitchers this winter"

      "Maddon said he believes the Angels need not one but two front-line starters"

      "One person familiar with the team’s thinking said the Angels, who have $111 million committed to five players — Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, Justin Upton, Ohtani and David Fletcher — next season, would prefer to spend most of their financial resources on pitching and perhaps scrimp a bit at shortstop.

      They’re banking on the returns of Trout, Rendon and Upton from injuries to bolster the offense."
      • 97 replies
    • How aggressive do you expect Minasian to be this offseason?
      As we all know Minasian made a lot of moves however most of them were relatively minor, though he did get us a true above average closer, something Eppler never did.  But in terms of making bold, major trades and signings, we didn't see much of that.  Now I am not blaming him for not doing this as I can understand wanting to get a better feel for the organization before moving out significant pieces but now that he's past that stage and the team is still in need of major improvements, do you expect him to get more bold with the moves he makes?  Or do you expect an offseason similar to last year's?
      • 78 replies
    • Gameday Thread: Astros @ Angels (9/20/21): Barria on the mound
      Gameday Thread: Astros @ Angels: Barria on the mound.


       
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