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 ascended him to the top in the California League in OPS at .965.
Here's a side shot of Edgar Quero taking BP before last night's contest.
Quero also has good speed for a catcher as he stole 14 stolen bases in 20 attempts this season for the IE 66ers.
On the defensive side of things Quero possesses a strong arm, he threw out 25% of would be base-stealers (116) this season. From the Angels folks I've talked to he's received praise on handling the pitching staff, giving him a shot at becoming a solid all-around player on both sides of the ball.
Look at Quero's emotions after the 66ers got a crucial strikeout in last night's game one of the Cal League Playoffs.
You can expect Edgar Quero to shoot up into the 3-5 range in most Los Angeles Angels prospects publications this fall/winter. Baseball America has already recognized the Cuban catcher as the Angels 2022 Minor League Player of the Year.
Here's Quero's 17th home run of the 2022 minor league season.
Without further ado, check out our interview with Baseball America's Angels Minor League Player of the Year, Edgar Quero, conducted by Taylor Blake Ward.