Up next in the MWaH/LAAI Top 30 Angels Prospect Countdown is Trevor Reckling, who feels like he has been on these lists for decades now. After a dismal 2010 campaign, did Reckling do enough to get his career back on track in 2011?
Position: Starting Pitcher Level: Double-A
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6'2" Weight: 205 lbs.
Age: 22 Born: May 22, 1989
2011 Season Stats : 4-7, 99.0 IP, 3.73 ERA, 104 H, 11 HR, 35 BB, 63 K, 4.58 FIP, .29 BABIP, 0.97 GO/AO
Fastball – C+. Has movement, sits at 90 has touched 94, hides it very well.
Breaking Ball – A+. Probably has the best lefty curve in the minors. Best I’ve seen since Zito.
Change up – B. Very good pitch, would grade as an “A” if he could command it better.
Performance – B+. AA all-star, good bounce back after bad 2010. Currently on the mend.
Projection – B-. Looks like #3, 4 or 5 SP.
Comp – Floor: AAA flameout. Ceiling: Dontrelle Willis
Estimated MLB Arrival Date: Mid 2012/2013.
(*As always, the above scouting report is provided by Scotty Allen of LA Angels Insider)