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    2021 Angelswin.com Primer Series: Financials

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    By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer Note from Angelswin.com: Again, I am making a plea for support, to our family here at Angelswin.com, to provide any donation, even $1, to the AW.com sponsored charity-of-the-month, Hope for Education. If I have to go further, I am willing to take unnatural pictures by tdawg's bunk bed to encourage donations or, alternatively, not show them, at the whim of each individual member of the Angelswin.com family. I know times may be tough for many
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    Mike Trout and the 8 WAR Season

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    By @Angelsjunky, AngelsWin.com Contributor I like to find new angles on the greatness of Mike Trout - not hard to do, but always satisfying. Here's something tasty for your enjoyment. I'm going to be focusing on 8 WAR seasons. Why 8 WAR? Well, it represents a level beyond just garden variety superstardom. Generally speaking, 8 WAR is either a career year for a superstar or a good peak year for an inner circle Hall of Famer. In other words, it is a good benchmark for a truly great season.
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    World Champion Angels | Classic Rewind: April 1st, 2002

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    By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor    APRIL 1, 2002 - OFF DAY   ANAHEIM -- After a good and relatively healthy spring, the Angels were excited to open the season Sunday night against the Indians. Probably too excited.   The Angels lost, 6-0, but were done in during the first inning. Though settled down after it, starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn was erratic in the opening inning, during which he gave up a leadoff walk and five singles. A miscommunication on a rela
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    Prospect Hotlist: Los Angeles Angels Hottest Prospects From The Past Week (5/16/21)

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    Photo: Los Angeles Angels prospect Kyren Paris By Tres Hefter, AngelsWin.com Columnist With all this great SS discussion going on and the first two weeks of the minor league season officially in the books it's time for the first prospect hotlist. A reminder - the names listed here aren't always necessarily the Angels top prospects, but rather simply a look at who has been among the best on the farm over the last two weeks, in this case, 5/4 - 5/16, in an effort to help identify some of
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    Angels OF Prospect Jo Adell Talks with AngelsWin.com

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    Interview by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Over the past two years, the Angels organization has taken a giant step forward in terms of its prospect rankings. One of the many players leading to this improvement is Jo Adell, who is considered by most, including AngelsWin.com, to be the top prospect in the Angels organization. Drafted in the 1st round of the 2017 draft (10th overall), Adell has moved rapidly through the Angels organization, and recently was promoted to High-A
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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 Series

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AngelsWin.com Exclusive Interview with Angels Prospect Chase Silseth

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com September 22nd, 2022 It has been quite a season for Chase Silseth as he made his major league debut less than a year after being drafted by the Angels in the 11th round of the 2021 amateur draft and he was a significant contributor in the Trash Pandas first ever (combined) no-hitter where he spun seven hitless innings against Biloxi (on 9/3). Silseth also won two Southern Player of the Week

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AngelsWin.com's Exclusive Interview with Angels Top Prospect Logan O'Hoppe

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com September 20th, 2022 It didn't take Logan O'Hoppe long to make an impression with his teammates and the entire Southern league after the trade that sent Brandon Marsh to the Phillies in exchange for the Angels newly ranked top prospect. Since joining the Trash Pandas on August 4th Logan O'Hoppe ranked first on the team in Home Runs - (11), Runs Batted In - (33), On-Base Percentage - (.484)

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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Edgar Quero talks with AngelsWin.com

Interview conducted by Taylor Blake Ward, AngelsWin.com The Angels switch-hitting catching prospect from Cuba had a breakout season in Low-A hitting .312/.435/.530 with 17 home runs and 73 walks in 111 games. His advanced approach at the plate is what the Angels are most excited about, as he rarely swings at pitches out of the zone and barrels up mistake pitches. There's not much to dislike in Quero's game at the plate as he showed a good contact rate, power and an excellent eye which ascen

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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Jordyn Adams talks with AngelsWin.com

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com When it comes to knowing Jordyn Adams, there are a lot of numbers to know. The most important number to know, though, is the number 22. Why that number? It's not the number of times Jordyn has stolen a base for the Trash Pandas without getting caught. That number is 15.  It's also not the total number of bases that Jordyn has stolen on the season. That number is 33, and he's only been

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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Eric Torres Talks with AngelsWin.com

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com Torres spent three seasons pitching at Kansas State and was named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team in 2021. He made 49 relief appearances there as a junior before the Los Angeles Angels selected him in the 14th-round in the 2021 draft. Last summer after he signed, Torres went straight to Tri-Cities, the Angels High-A affiliate where he had eight appearances that included four

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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Luke Murphy Talks with AngelsWin.com

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com Luke Murphy spent two seasons in the Vanderbilt Commodores’ bullpen and tied for the team lead with nine saves in 2021. In his final game at Vandy, Murphy pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in what was a decisive Game 3 of the 2021 College World Series vs. Mississippi State. The Angels loved his high octane arm and took him in the fourth round of their pitching-only 2021 Draft. Now Murphy's ho

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The Lineup: Offseason plans and 2023 Outlook

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer 2022: A Tale of Limp Bats Strangely enough, the lineup ended up being the biggest problem area for the Angels this year, as they're currently 24th in the majors in wRC+ (91) and 25th in runs scored (493). Compare this to them being 12th in ERA (3.83) and 11th in pitcher WAR (13.2). It's a bit harder to quantify their defense, but they're 17th in Def Runs with -3.1, so basically close to average. So Perry Minasian goes into the offs

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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Sonny DiChiara Talks with AngelsWin.com

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com The Angels selected first baseman Sonny DiChiara in the fifth round (148th overall) out of Auburn. DiChiara started in all 61 games played for the Tigers batting .838 (79/206) with 15 doubles, 22 home runs, 59 RBI and 59 runs scored. DiChiara was named First Team All-America by ABCA, Baseball America, D1 Baseball and Perfect Game and Second Team AllAmerica by College Baseball Foundation, Co

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All You Need To Know about the Los Angeles Angels Arizona Complex & Dominican Summer League Prospects

By Taylor Blake Ward, AngelsWin.com When taking a look at performances from the Dominican Summer League and Arizona Complex League, there is an obvious caveat about the variance in play. Pending the league, the ages can vary from 16-years-old to 21-year-olds in the Dominican and 18-years-olds fresh out of high school or out of country to 24-years-olds who have spent the last four or five years at some of the premier college programs in the nation. Most kids haven't grown into their bodies s

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Los Angeles Angels OF/1B Prospect Ryan Aguilar talks with AngelsWin.com

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com   Welcome to the show Ryan Aguilar! You’re joining a distinguished group of University of Arizona players to make their debut this year, as you’ll be the 5th former UA player to do so. Not every prospect has a direct or easy path to the Major Leagues. In fact, no two prospects follow the same trajectory over the course of their careers. This is why we love interviewing and getting to k

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Los Angeles Angels Top Relief Prospect Ben Joyce talks with AngelsWin.com

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com 105.5. That’s a number. But it’s not just any number. That’s the speed of a fastball thrown by Ben Joyce—the fastest pitch ever thrown in college baseball and the third fastest pitch ever sitting just behind two pitches thrown by Aroldis Chapman. Joyce didn’t just do it once—he consistently threw above 103.5 mph, or faster than every pitch thrown in the Major Leagues last year. Joyce recent

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Los Angeles Angels 2022 First Round Pick Zach Neto talks with AngelsWin.com

Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com August 21st, 2022 MADISON, Alabama – Coming off an electric walk-off win the previous night after an hour long rain delay in the 9th inning, all of the players were loose and in good spirits on Sunday. Zach Neto the Angels first round pick in the 2022 amateur draft talked with us for nearly 10 minutes and described the clubhouse's positive atmosphere, the talent on the ball club and his jou

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Los Angeles Angels 2022 Amateur Draft Recap

By Taylor Blake Ward, AngelsWin.com Columnist GENERAL THOUGHTS Perspective only comes with a full view. I write this as a caveat, as most will make an initial knee-jerk reaction to any club's first-round selection and make that the brash opinion of the entire draft for the club as it has the most value and is the one with the most accessible perceptions as to the player taken. For example, speaking to a Texas Rangers fanatic on Sunday night, he was distraught that Texas spent their fir

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ANGELS SELECT SS ZACH NETO WITH FIRST PICK (13TH OVERALL) IN 2022 MLB FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

ANAHEIM – The Angels selected SS Zach Neto from Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC) as their first pick (1st round, 13th overall) in the 2022 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Angels Director, Amateur Scouting Tim McIlvaine. Neto, 21, finished his third year at Campbell University where he hit .407 (81/199) with 23 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 50 RBI. The shortstop paced the Big South Conference in average, hits, doubles, runs scored (65

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MLB 2022 Amateur Mock Draft (Final) - By Taylor Blake Ward

By Taylor Blake Ward, AngelsWin.com Feature Writer The clock is now down to days before the first name in the 2022 MLB Draft is called. I’ve been gathering information from around the industry to put together my final in-detail mock draft for 2022, and will have a names only one coming just prior to the draft itself on Sunday at 4pm PT. You can read my first and only other mock for the year, Mock Draft 1.0, from HomePlateView.com from July 1, here As noted throughout, the top pick

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SHOHEI OHTANI: A Baseball Virtuoso

NHK has followed baseball's two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani closely since his Major League debut in 2018. This program unravels the story behind Ohtani's ability to both pitch and bat at the highest level. We hear from his interpreter and team personnel who have supported him on and off the field. We also take a look at the importance of his father's training in his emergence as a baseball superstar. Join us behind the scenes at such pivotal points as Ohtani's battle to recover from el

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MIKE TROUT AND SHOHEI OHTANI SELECTED TO START 2022 ALL-STAR GAME

Trout earns 10th career All-Star selection and ninth straight as a starter Ohtani makes his second consecutive Major League All-Star Team ANAHEIM – Mike Trout (OF) and Shohei Ohtani (DH) have been selected via fan voting to start for the American League in the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium. Trout extends his Angels records with 10 overall All-Star selections and nine selections via fan voting. Ohtani earns his second consecuti

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Los Angeles Angels 2022 MLB Amateur Draft Preview

By @taylorblakeward, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer With just under a month before the first name is called in the 2022 Major League Baseball amateur Draft, we take a look at some of the potential candidates for the Angels first selection at pick No. 13, as well as some personal favorites who may be options with their second pick, which comes in the third round at No. 89. With a prep and bat-heavy class at the top, it is safe to rule out some names no matter how unorthodox the draft may pa

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A Fighting Farewell (1993): The Story Behind the Robin Ventura/Nolan Ryan Fight

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Contributor Of all of Nolan Ryan's achievements, few garnered more attention than the 20-second skirmish between Ryan and veteran third baseman Robin Ventura in 1993. The fight has come to symbolize his Texas toughness, and it made Ryan a symbol of middle-age defiance. Much has been made about the "Ventura Fight" but most don't realize its roots started three years earlier in Florida. In the 1990s, Chicago's Craig Grebeck was one of baseball's smalles

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Saddle Up, We're Going Home! The AngelsWin.com Store is Back Open for Business

We're launching our new website store featuring the Angels home run dugout celebration with "Saddle Up, We're Going Home" t-shirts. These can be had for both men & women in different colors, styles and sizes.  This cowboy hat celebration in the dugout after an Angel hits a home run has been loved by fans on social media and the airwaves.  We got confirmation when we asked Angels fans on social media what they thought of the cowboy hat home run celebration in the dugout. T

New Documentary in Theatres Soon - "Facing Nolan Ryan"

Our old friend Rob Goldman who brought us Once they were Angels, Always an Angel (Tim Salmon biography) and Nolan Ryan - The making of a pitcher and so many historical articles years ago, is back with a video production - Facing Nolan Ryan. Available in theatres on May 24th and at some point on streaming platforms as well.  You can check your local theatres to see where it will be playing here: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Facing-Nolan- Check out the trailer. It looks awesome!! 

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The Future of the Angels Outfield

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer The emergence of Taylor Ward as an elite hitter--as well as the slow development of Adell--has put a bit of a crimp in the Angels outfield outlook. Before the year, it was reasonable to assume that the Angels would platoon Ward, Marsh, and Adell in the corner spots, and let them hack it out for playing time all year long. Even last year, I presented various configurations on how the Angels could platoon Marsh and Adell with Upton, assuming W

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