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    Mike Trout Wins 2019 Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award

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    The 28-year-old and two-time A.L. MVP, completed his 2019 season batting .291 with 27 doubles, two triples, 45 home runs, 104 RBI, 11 stolen bases, 110 walks and 110 runs scored. Below is a list of some of his accomplishments in his ninth big league season. Mike Trout finished in the top two among American League leaders in 2019—with 45 home runs (2nd), 100 walks (2nd), a .438 OBP (1st), .645 slugging percentage (1st), 1.083 OPS (1st) and 8.3 bWAR 8.3 (1st)—despite having his season end on
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    Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball

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    AngelsWin.com's Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball When the word went out that AngelsWin.com was compiling a list of the 50 greatest moments in Angels history, my first thought, sadly enough, was to the tumultuous moments in our team’s history: I thought of how the Angels have always been second-class citizens living in the shadow of Chavez Ravine; or how we have spent most of our history grasping at greatness, yet coming up empty. I did not immediately think about the World S
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    The 21 Best Position Players in the Game

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    By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA - Mike Trout By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist Watching Anthony Rendon in the World Series got me thinking about how he ranks among baseball’s superstars, and who the very best players in baseball are. Clearly the best is obvious, but what about everyone else? How would they rank? And how to rank them? What started as a fun little time-wasting personal project quickly spiralled out of hand and consumed some hours of the last few days,
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  • AngelsWin.com

    Celebrating 15 years of unraveling Angels Baseball, one thread at a time

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    By Geoff Stoddart, Director of Social Media Before there was Facebook.  Before there was Twitter.  Before there was SnapChat or Instagram, there was AngelsWin.com. In February of 2014, Charles Richter launched the website as a way for Angels fans around the country and around the world to stay connected to the team they loved and discuss topics that impacted them. What started out as a simple message board & blog grew into a news and reporting outlet, also being rewarded with
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    AngelsWin.com: New Again (Breaking free of the Twitter & Facebook cesspool)

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    By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media (better known as: @Spirit) In February of 2004, Chuck Richter, launched the AngelsWin.com site and community forum as a place for Angels fans from around the country and around the world to come and discuss not only the team they loved, but also a wide array of topics that interested them.  As the community grew, the forum became the go to place for Angels fans on the internet to call their home discuss their team. In the years
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Mike Trout ties A.L. record with three MVP Awards

Mike Trout ties A.L. record with three MVP Awards

MIKE TROUT NAMED 2019 AMERICAN LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER ANAHEIM – Angels outfielder Mike Trout today was named the 2019 American League Most Valuable Player in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). It marks the third career MVP award for Trout, who previously won the award in 2014 (unanimously) and 2016. Trout becomes the 11th player to win at least three BBWAA MVP awards and is the sixth to win three times in the American League, joining Yogi

Chuckster70

Chuckster70

Who will be the big spenders this winter?

Who will be the big spenders this winter?

By Jason Sinner, AngelsWin.com Columnist (aka @Dochalo) Here's who unlikely will spend on players outside of some 1 and maybe 2-yr deals. We won't really go into much detail here for the following teams. BAL, DET, KC, TB, TOR, ARZ, MIA, COL, PIT, SF.   Here's who might spend some money but likely on deals in the 1-3yr range.  Not on any big names.   BOS - likely to shed some payroll.  can't see them being big FA players OAK - don't have much money but might surprise with

Chuckster70

Chuckster70

The 21 Best Position Players in the Game

The 21 Best Position Players in the Game

By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA - Mike Trout By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist Watching Anthony Rendon in the World Series got me thinking about how he ranks among baseball’s superstars, and who the very best players in baseball are. Clearly the best is obvious, but what about everyone else? How would they rank? And how to rank them? What started as a fun little time-wasting personal project quickly spiralled out of hand and consumed some hours of the last few days,

Angelsjunky

Angelsjunky

AngelsWin.com Pick 3 Contest: Enter now to win!

AngelsWin.com Pick 3 Contest: Enter now to win!

Pick three moves, whether it's a FA signing, a player acquired via a trade or a manager or coach hired to win a pretty cool prize!  Example:  1. Angels hire Dino Ebel to become their third base coach 2. Angels sign Gerrit Cole 3. Angels sign Mike Moustakas If there's a tie, we'll come up with a tiebreaker contest to determine the winner.  If you're reading this from our Blog, enter your three picks here:    Prize: An awesome Mike Trout by the numbers pict

Chuckster70

Chuckster70

AngelsWin.com: New Again (Breaking free of the Twitter & Facebook cesspool)

AngelsWin.com: New Again (Breaking free of the Twitter & Facebook cesspool)

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media (better known as: @Spirit) In February of 2004, Chuck Richter, launched the AngelsWin.com site and community forum as a place for Angels fans from around the country and around the world to come and discuss not only the team they loved, but also a wide array of topics that interested them.  As the community grew, the forum became the go to place for Angels fans on the internet to call their home discuss their team. In the years

Chuckster70

Chuckster70

Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball

Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball

AngelsWin.com's Top-50 Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball When the word went out that AngelsWin.com was compiling a list of the 50 greatest moments in Angels history, my first thought, sadly enough, was to the tumultuous moments in our team’s history: I thought of how the Angels have always been second-class citizens living in the shadow of Chavez Ravine; or how we have spent most of our history grasping at greatness, yet coming up empty. I did not immediately think about the World S

AngelsWin.com

AngelsWin.com

Mike Trout Wins 2019 Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award

Mike Trout Wins 2019 Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award

The 28-year-old and two-time A.L. MVP, completed his 2019 season batting .291 with 27 doubles, two triples, 45 home runs, 104 RBI, 11 stolen bases, 110 walks and 110 runs scored. Below is a list of some of his accomplishments in his ninth big league season. Mike Trout finished in the top two among American League leaders in 2019—with 45 home runs (2nd), 100 walks (2nd), a .438 OBP (1st), .645 slugging percentage (1st), 1.083 OPS (1st) and 8.3 bWAR 8.3 (1st)—despite having his season end on

AngelsWin.com

AngelsWin.com

Jeremiah Jackson tops our Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist (8/5-8/19 2019)

Jeremiah Jackson tops our Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist (8/5-8/19 2019)

(Photo by Rick Dykhuizen) By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist 1) Jeremiah Jackson – SS/2B, Rookie Orem:  Typically, Jackson’s 9 G/41 PA would not be enough to qualify him (in my own arbitrary criteria) to rank, but the 19-year old infielder’s record-breaking campaign could not be ignored. Jackson slashed .333/.390/1.056/1.446 over the last two weeks, swatting seven home runs (including a 3-HR performance on 8/15) over his last nine games, with three doubles and a triple as

AngelsWin.com

AngelsWin.com

Albert Pujols sets MLB record for most hits all-time by a player born outside the United States

Albert Pujols sets MLB record for most hits all-time by a player born outside the United States

Albert Pujols made Major League Baseball history on Wednesday. Pujols broke the record for most hits all-time by a player born outside the United States as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Pujols broke the record previously set by Adrian Beltre. The Angels first baseman collected his 3167th hit on a run batted in single which scored Mike Trout off of Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer with two out in the fourth inning. The single

AngelsWin.com

AngelsWin.com

Happy Birthday, Mike Trout!

Happy Birthday, Mike Trout!

Today, Angels outfielder Mike Trout celebrates his 28th birthday. Entering tonight’s contest in Cincinnati, the Millville, NJ native owns a .306 (1300/4248) average with 250 doubles, 45 triples, 277 home runs, 736 RBI and 879 runs scored in 1,172 career games. Here’s a summary of Trout’s accomplishments prior to turning 28: ·   Is one of four players with at least 1,300 hits and 750 walks before turning 28, joining Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, and Mickey Mantle. ·   One of three A.L. pla
Jared Walsh tops our Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist, then gets promoted.. (7/22-8/4 2019)

Jared Walsh tops our Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist, then gets promoted.. (7/22-8/4 2019)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist 1) Jared Walsh – 1B/DH/LHP, AAA Salt Lake:  Walsh’s red-hot July reached a ridiculous level the last two weeks, as he slashed .435/.500/1.043/1.543 since 7/22, notably hitting three homers on July 23rd – followed by six more over the next 10 games – giving him an incredible nine home runs over his last 52 PA, a 133 HR pace over 162 games. Walsh’s plate discipline has also made huge strides in ’19, as he is now sporting a 13.6% BB rate over his 8.
Jose Rojas tops Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist, again.. (7/8-7/21 2019)

Jose Rojas tops Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist, again.. (7/8-7/21 2019)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist Multiple Angels position players continue to post video-game numbers down on the farm, with Jose Rojas continuing to be an absolute force and a hotlist stalwart. A couple new names break into the top this edition, including an unexpected outfielder. On the other side, the Angels pitching performances have shifted as summer takes hold, with early season dominance exhibited by many having waned, now giving way to steady, continued solid production from
Los Angeles Angels have memorable sweep over the Seattle Mariners

Los Angeles Angels have memorable sweep over the Seattle Mariners

The Los Angeles Angels weekend sweep over the Seattle Mariners will be remembered in franchise history as one of the most memorable sweeps ever. In an emotional weekend where the Angels began the series honoring the late Tyler Skaggs, the Angels beat the Mariners three games straight and in the process outscored Seattle 28-5. The Angels meanwhile honored Skaggs on Friday by all wearing his number 45 and having his mother Debbie throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Skaggs died while in his
Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist (6/24-7/7 2019)

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Hotlist (6/24-7/7 2019)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist Many new names dot the hotlist this week, especially among the hitters. Notably, the top three are all former top prospects from other organizations that the Angels have pilfered away through various means recently, further evidence of the strong efforts to rebuild the farm and find under-the-radar, high-upside talent. The lower levels continue to show promise for the next offensive wave, and our A/A+ pitching continues to produce well, with a few sta
In tragic death, Tyler Skaggs still got what we all need

In tragic death, Tyler Skaggs still got what we all need

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Baseball Essential and was written by Tom Dorsa. A few days ago, a friend of mine committed suicide. According to the Carrollton, Texas police department, the lonesome middle-aged man passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, leaving little but a memory of a solitary, quirky personality and the wisdom he tried to pass on to me and many others. Whether he knew it or not, he touched many lives and left an indelible mark on
"The Best Player(s) In Baseball"

"The Best Player(s) In Baseball"

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist We know its Trout – that is pretty much universally agreed by all but the most biased fans of this or that franchise player. We also know that it isn’t particularly close, although there are always contenders in any given year – even players that have better years than Trout, although never by a huge margin. This year Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich are comparable, although both in the NL. Last year it was Betts; in 2017, Trout finished a ca
Jarrett Parker slugs his way to the top: Angels Prospect Hotlist (6/10-6/23 2019)

Jarrett Parker slugs his way to the top: Angels Prospect Hotlist (6/10-6/23 2019)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist Much has been spoken about the Angels emergence of arms this year, but the last two weeks has shown the Angels hitting prospects make a mark – thirteen hitters had an OPS over 1.000 meaning not all could even make the hotlist, so the honorable mention list could be its own hotlist after this one. 1) Jarrett Parker – RF/1B, AAA:  With Puello now in Miami, Parker is one step closer to the big leagues, and his recent performance has only furthe
Signs

Signs

David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer When I was in high school, I had an economics teacher who used to say to us (often at random times) “Class, it’s time to get in touch with the sounds of the universe.” At the time, we all thought he was a bit crazy. Now, as I’m older, I realize, he was just a bit “eccentric.” My old economics teacher probably was onto something, though. There are times when the universe is clearly trying to tell us something. I wrote about one such sign from b
Shohei Ohtani making impact for Angels as DH while recovering from Tommy John Surgery

Shohei Ohtani making impact for Angels as DH while recovering from Tommy John Surgery

Most Major League Baseball players in baseball history have not been able to have any impact whatsoever to his team while recovering from the serious Tommy John elbow surgery. However, what Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani has been able to accomplish in 2019 is quite frankly remarkable. On October 1, the day after the Angels finished their 2018 regular season schedule with a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics, Ohtani had Tommy John surgery. The surgery prevented him from p
Next Wave of Los Angeles Angels Starting Pitching Prospects

Next Wave of Los Angeles Angels Starting Pitching Prospects

Jose Soriano, RHP Burlington Bees By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist We’ve hit a point in the season where it’s time to acknowledge what’s been going on with our pitching in the minors. Especially Burlington and Inland Empire. We’ll likely start seeing a couple of these guys move up to IE/Mobile within the next month or so. Last season, the Angels minor leagues saw only 13 pitchers start 20+ games – and of those, only 11 topped 100 innings. Within that group only three
Jo Adell Returns on Top: Angels Prospect Hotlist (5/26-6/10 2019)

Jo Adell Returns on Top: Angels Prospect Hotlist (5/26-6/10 2019)

(Photo Cred: Travis @BullPenSeats) by: Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Columnist 1.) Jo Adell – OF, AA: There were no cobwebs for Jo Adell upon his return from an ankle sprain and hamstring strain sustained in spring training. Adell is hitting .333/.388/.622 in 11 games this year with 3 stolen bases. On a double header played on June 9th, Adell collected 4 hits in 7 at-bats with a double, a homer, 4 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases. 2019 hitting (High-A, AA): .333/.388/.622  2.) H
Los Angeles Angels Minor League Hotlist (5/13-5/26 2019)

Los Angeles Angels Minor League Hotlist (5/13-5/26 2019)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist 1) Spencer Griffin – OF, A:  Perhaps the greatest surprise of the 2019 hotlist is this week’s top entrant, Burlington outfielder Spencer Griffin! Despite going hitless in four straight games a week ago, Griffin (2017, 16th Rd.) led all Angel farmhands with a 1.122 OPS over the last two weeks, slashing .350/.422/.700, ripping 2 doubles, 3 triples, and 2 home runs, paced by 5 BB vs. 11 K. Only 22, continued strong play could lead him into future discu
Los Angeles Angels Minor League Hotlist (4/29-5/12 2019)

Los Angeles Angels Minor League Hotlist (4/29-5/12 2019)

By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist While lower-level pitching has been dominant for the Angels farm so far this year, multiple strong performances made it difficult to identify individual standouts – during this time, quietly, several hitters have made strides over the last two weeks. 1) Jared Walsh – 1B/LHP, AAA: Walsh picked up seven multi-hit games over the last two weeks, clubbing seven doubles and three home runs along the way, resulting in a .388/.484/.714/1.198 slash over