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Another bad year on the farm


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oh noes....the minor league team doesn't win championships...

 

wtf...the goal of the minor leagues is to produce talent for the major league team...period. AAA team is built to have guys who can fill in at the major league level and put the final polish on a younger prospect. AA team is to start to weed out the might be from the never will be and it goes on down the line. 

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It's hard to see what is going on when you don't have an inside track as to how the Angels are changing the structure of their minor league system from the analytics to the on field instruction. We see the games in boxscores, for the most part and some on MiLB but that is just a camera eye view of the game and has nothing to do with what has gone on from 4 hours previous and hours after. 

Jo Adell is going to be promoted to the majors and yet he has been on unseucessful teams. His progression is not judged by the win/loss record of the teams he played on but by the advancement in his skill set, independent of team success. He is a standout player but is also the product of the system put in place to move him to higher levels of competition regardless of age or time spent at any given level. This is different from the previous minor league operation where it was a station to station advancement by years not talent. 

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I would like to see a historical comparison between farm system rankings and minor league records. Maybe there is a correlation between the two or maybe not. If so it makes sense that our minor league teams suck the last 5 years because so does our farm system.

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Angels farm system produces more talent in the last two years than in the previous 5 years combined and they apparently aren't good enough?

Rengifo, Fletcher, Thaiss, Walsh, Ward, Ohtani (technically), Canning, Sandoval, Suarez, Barria, Buttrey, Pena...

Sometimes I think that just because someone isn't a star right away, folks assume they're a bust. When in reality, we have produced our starting 2B, 3B, DH and a couple utility players as well as a front of the rotation starter, mid rotation starter and back rotation starter, not to mention, quality depth in AAA. 

And if you project into the future, you'll see Adell in 2020, Marsh and Chris Rodriguez in 2021, Soriano, Yan, Wilson, Adams and Maitan in 2022, Kochanowicz and Paris in 2023....

Ten years from now, we'll be talking about 2018-2023 as the 5 year period when the Angels farm system churned more talent than any era since the late 90's and early 2000's. Then someone will stay what about Trout, Calhoun, Richards, Skaggs and Heaney and then we will have 7 pages of arguments and two bans.

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4 minutes ago, Second Base said:

Angels farm system produces more talent in the last two years than in the previous 5 years combined and they apparently aren't good enough?

Rengifo, Fletcher, Thaiss, Walsh, Ward, Ohtani (technically), Canning, Sandoval, Suarez, Barria, Buttrey, Pena...

Sometimes I think that just because someone isn't a star right away, folks assume they're a bust. When in reality, we have produced our starting 2B, 3B, DH and a couple utility players as well as a front of the rotation starter, mid rotation starter and back rotation starter, not to mention, quality depth in AAA. 

And if you project into the future, you'll see Adell in 2020, Marsh and Chris Rodriguez in 2021, Soriano, Yan, Wilson, Adams and Maitan in 2022, Kochanowicz and Paris in 2023....

Ten years from now, we'll be talking about 2018-2023 as the 5 year period when the Angels farm system churned more talent than any era since the late 90's and early 2000's. Then someone will stay what about Trout, Calhoun, Richards, Skaggs and Heaney and then we will have 7 pages of arguments and two bans.

Shhh. No facts. Only emotions.

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1 hour ago, Second Base said:

Angels farm system produces more talent in the last two years than in the previous 5 years combined and they apparently aren't good enough?

Rengifo, Fletcher, Thaiss, Walsh, Ward, Ohtani (technically), Canning, Sandoval, Suarez, Barria, Buttrey, Pena...

Sometimes I think that just because someone isn't a star right away, folks assume they're a bust. When in reality, we have produced our starting 2B, 3B, DH and a couple utility players as well as a front of the rotation starter, mid rotation starter and back rotation starter, not to mention, quality depth in AAA. 

And if you project into the future, you'll see Adell in 2020, Marsh and Chris Rodriguez in 2021, Soriano, Yan, Wilson, Adams and Maitan in 2022, Kochanowicz and Paris in 2023....

Ten years from now, we'll be talking about 2018-2023 as the 5 year period when the Angels farm system churned more talent than any era since the late 90's and early 2000's. Then someone will stay what about Trout, Calhoun, Richards, Skaggs and Heaney and then we will have 7 pages of arguments and two bans.

From your lips (well fingertips) to Gods ears Second Base.  Let’s hope this comes to fruition.  I’m not getting any younger.

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It's weird seeing people undermine the importance of having good farm teams.  I'm not saying all of them should or need to contending every single year, but it's good for the organization to have winning teams at every level.  Not to mention the experience of winning and playing in meaningful games is very beneficial to the development of the prospects.

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8 hours ago, IIIII said:

I would like to see a historical comparison between farm system rankings and minor league records. Maybe there is a correlation between the two or maybe not. If so it makes sense that our minor league teams suck the last 5 years because so does our farm system.

If you want a look at the Angels history since 2000 when they hired Stoneman...  Here goes..

Stoneman arrives.

Entering 2000, the Angels had 1 prospect ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 303-410, a .425 Win%  (The one prospect was Ramon Ortiz)
Entering 2001, the Angels had 2 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 343-345, a .499 Win%
Entering 2002, the Angels had 2 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 328-367, a .472 Win%
Entering 2003, the Angels had 5 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 353-340, a .509 Win%  (rookie ball Provo was 32 games above .500, a .711 Win%)
Entering 2004, the Angels had 6 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 314-379, a .454 Win%
Entering 2005, the Angels had 6 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100 and the number 1 farm system in MLB -- they combined to go 340-355  a 489 Win%
Entering 2006, the Angels had 7 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 386-373, a .509 Win% (The DSL team was 27 games above .500, a 701 Win%)
Entering 2007, the Angels had 2 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 405-359, a .530 Win% (The DSL team was 28 games over .500)
Entering 2008, the Angels had 4 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 423-342, a .553 Win%

Nine years into Bill Stoneman's drafts -- the Angels MLB team and farm system was filled with homegrown players and organizational types.  

Bill Stoneman steps aside

Entering 2009, the Angels had 2 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 389-368 a .514 Win%  Clay Daniels fiasco happens  -- Angels pull out of Latin America in shame.
Entering 2010, the Angels had 3 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 388-369, a .513 Win%  Bane fired.
Entering 2011, the Angels had 3 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 386-376, a .507 Win%  (The DSL team was 34 games over .500)

Tony Reagins goes bye bye

Jerry Dipoto hired --  What was left of the Stoneman scouting department gets fired. 
JD trades away T100 player Tyler Chatwood before the season starts

Entering 2012, the Angels had 3 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 352-407, a .464 Win%.  T-100, Segura traded away.
Entering 2013, the Angels had 1 prospect ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 381-378, a .502 Win%.  (The one prospect was Kaleb Cowart)
Entering 2014, the Angels had 1 prospect ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combines to go 368-395, a .482 Win%.  (The one prospect was Taylor Lindsey)
Entering 2015, the Angels had 2 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combines to go .344-419, a 451 Win%

Jerry Dipoto quits

Eppler hired -- trades away T-100 Sean Newcomb

Entering 2016, the Angels had 1 prospect ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combines to go 352-412, a 461 Win% (The one prospect is Jam Jones)
Entering 2017, the Angels had nobody ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 375-386, a .492 Win% (SLC goes 72-70 with a roster made entirely of organizational filler average age 28)
Entering 2018, the Angels had 3 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system combined to go 313-438, a 417 Win% (Ohtani one of the 3 prospects)
Entering 2019, the Angels had 2 prospects ranked in the BBA top 100.  The system has gone a combined 239-362. s .399 Win%

So, for those wondering. 

In the 9 years Bill Stoneman oversaw the team the Angels had 35 players (16 individuals), rank in BBA's top 100. 
In the 11 years since he left a total of 8 non Stoneman connected individuals have made a top 100.  Eight!  .... Cowart, Lindsey, Newcomb, Heaney, Jones, Adell, Canning, and Ohtani.  

Basically this team's farm system turned into a dumpster fire starting in 2011 when Bane got fired and then the bottom fell out completely in 2012 when JD came in and fired almost everyone with ties to the Stoneman era.
 

 

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