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Enjoy some of the finest content on the internet from our talented writers at AngelsWin.com on our Blog here. From the Greatest Moments in Angels Baseball, our feature stories throughout the season & offseason, to our annual primer series by Robert Cunningham and to all of our player/prospect interviews, prospect hotlists and our annual top-30 prospects list. 

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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 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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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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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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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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Los Angeles Angels 2022 Top-30 Prospects

by AngelsWin Prospect Posse  Introduction Ranking the Angels prospects over the last two seasons has been tricky, largely due to the lost minor league season in 2020; we still don’t know how that will affect prospects in the long-term. Another factor that has defined the Angels farm recently is that the talent is largely pooled at the lower levels – especially with the graduation of players like Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh, Chris Rodriguez and now, Reid Detmers. Only Detmers has retained

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Angels Stadium 2022 Food and Merchandise Preview

By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Baseball is back!  Nothing is like going to the ballpark to see a baseball game. Baseball has its sights, its sounds, its smells, and its foods. It is a true experience for all of the senses. For older fans, a trip to the ballpark meant getting beer, hot dogs, frozen chocolate malts, and nachos. Now, under the direction of Executive Chef Hugo Miranda (pictured above, left), Legends Hospitality has taken the ballpark menu to a whole new

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2022 American League West Division Preview

By @Hubs, AngelsWin.com Contributor For the 2022 Season, most pundits put the Angels somewhere in the 82-88 win range, second or third in the division, with the Astros universally the pick across the board to repeat as division winners. If they’re healthy, if they can get enough pitching, if things all work, then… maybe the Angels contend for the division but mainly if they’re picked for the post season, then they are picked as a wild card.  They’re wrong. Every team in the league

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An Optimistic & Disappointing View of the Angels 2022 Club

By @Dochalo, AngelsWin.com Contributor The Angels are a good team.  Probably the best team fielded in 5 years.  They could have been better.   It would have taken money though. Probably a decent chunk more money.  The Angels opening day payroll is projected around 189 million.  That's pretty good.  Good enough for other teams to be jealous. Double or at least a lot more than that of some other really good teams. Here's a fun article: https://thecardinalnation.com/ranking

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Considering the Relative Importance of Angels players (for 2022)

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist @Dochalo's discussion about the "most important player" sent me down another line of thought, in terms of how to consider the team players in terms of their potential impact on the 2022 season. I didn't offer a serious answer in that thread because I couldn't answer it seriously without mentioning the one player that the good doctor asked us not to mention (Mike Trout). Very simply, the importance of a player really comes down to their potential

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FOCO Releases Shohei Ohtani Hometown Bobblehead

He's a hometown home run! Celebrate the roots of the Halos' one-of-a-kind two-way player from Japan to L.A. with this Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels Hometown Bobblehead from FOCO! This exclusive from FOCO portrays Ohtani wearing his gameday uniform in a swinging action pose, ready to launch another blast over the fence. He stands atop a Japanese inspired base that captures some of the elements from his hometown of Ōshū. The Japanese flag stands proud on the back of the bobble, while the base a

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2022 Angelswin.com Primer Series: Rotation

Rotation Depth Behind Shohei Ohtani is Critical for the Angels 2022 Campaign and Beyond Author Note: Due to the wildly active free agent market leading into the CBA expiration date, things moved so fast that the author decided to keep the original write-up of this installment of the Primer Series and simply strike-out or slightly modify content to reflect the multiple free agent signings over the last week. Rotation help, particularly in the front-of-the-rotation, is clearly the Angels

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2022 Angelswin.com Primer Series: Strategy

Los Angeles Angels General Manager Perry Minasian (Source: OCRegister.com) Just like Moreno’s looming financial decision, GM Perry Minasian also faces a series of challenges of his own to answer this offseason. First on his list is solving the riddle of the starting pitching staff, which has been an elusive target in past seasons. Using every draft pick in the 2021 Rule 4 Draft on pitching was a start, but one that will probably not bring immediate returns. Making an early strike to si

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