The Angels have one of the bottom ranked minor league systems. In all honesty, the way they have structured their team building within the past couple of seasons, this trend doesn’t seem likely to change. It isn’t necessarily that the Angels are so weak, but more of a philosophy in development that has created more major leaguers than most other systems but lacks the necessary upside. In essence, you’re looking at more Kole Calhouns rather than Mark Trumbos. They don’t appear on top prospect lists but are definitely major leaguers. These are the top tools in the organization.
Minor Leagues: R.J. Alvarez. 97 mph with movement.
Major Leagues: Garrett Richards. Sits 95-96 with movement as a starter.
Minor Leagues: R.J. Alvarez. A true put away pitch, though he has trouble controlling it.
Major Leagues: Garrett Richards. A reliever’s slider in a starter’s arsenal. Definitely a put away pitch, and he can throw it for a strike.no comments