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  1. He actually hasn't been too bad. He had one disaster of a start, and his peripherals aren't fantastic, but I always give pitchers a little benefit of the doubt when playing the PCL/SLC. Scioscia also mentioned Lamb a few weeks ago as having caught some of their attention.
  2. Monday, August 21st, 2017: Salt Lake (65-64) won 11-2 vs. Las Vegas (51-78) Eric Young, Jr: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K Michael Hermosillo: 2-5, RBI, K - in 18 G, 70 AB: .314/.377/.529/.905 with 8 XBH, 5 BB, 19 K, 6 SB - starting to think we do see him in Sept. Ramon Flores: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, K, OF assist Carlos Perez: 0-5, R, 2 K David Fletcher: 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB (6), CS (1) Nolan Fontana: 2-3, 3 R, 2B, RBI, BB John Lamb: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K Mike Morin: 2 IP, 2 K - last 10 games, 17.1 IP, 1.56 ERA, 13 H, 2 BB, 11 K Fernando Salas: IP, K Mobile (59-66) won 1-0 in 12 innings vs. Biloxi (63-60) Brennon Lund: 1-5, K Matt Thaiss: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K Jesus Castillo (3rd AA Start): 4 IP, 5 H, BB, 2 K Abel de los Santos: 2 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K - last 10 G, 13.2 IP, 1.32 ERA, 10 H, 5 BB, 14 K Greg Mahle: 3 IP, H, 4 K - last 17 IP, 2.65 ERA, 15 H, 3 BB, 15 K Damien Magnifico: 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K - at AA, 5 IP, 3 H, 5 BB, 9 K, 0 R Burlington (56-70) won 6-2 vs. Kane County (67-57) Jonah Todd: 1-4, 2B, BB, K Leonardo Rivas: 1-2, R, 3 BB, SB (8), CS (1) - at Burlington (16 G): - .250/.417/.286/.702 - 14 BB, 13 K, 8 SB Sam McDonnell: 2-5, 2 R, 3B, 3 K Brandon Sandoval: 2-5, R, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 K Definitely starting to open some eyes... Jose Suarez: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K - last 10 GS (3 AZL, 7 Burlington): 48.1 IP, 1.86 ERA, 34 H, 15 BB, 69 K Orem (39-17) won 11-10 vs. Ogden (35-22) Torii Hunter: 1-3, R, 2 BB, 2 SB (9) Jordon Adell: 1-4, 2 R, 3B, BB Brandon Marsh: 1-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, SB (6), pulled later in game Ryan Vega: 2-4, 2 R, HR (5), 2 RBI, BB, SB (4), 2 CS (5) Keinner Pina: 2-4, R, RBI Franklin Torres: 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR (4), 2 RBI, K Luke Lind: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K Isaac Mattson: 1.2 IP, 2 H, K - at Orem (13 G, 20.1 IP): 0.89 ERA, .171 BAA, 0.98 WHIP, 8 BB, 28 K AZL Angels (26-21) lost 3-5 vs. AZL Athletics (21-26) Jacob Pearson: 0-4, R, BB, K, 2 SB (3) Caleb Scires: 1-5, R, 2B Jimmy Barnes: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K Nonie Williams: 2-5, RBI, K Connor Fitzsimmons: 3-3, BB Johnny Morell: 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 K - 19 year old, Rd. 31 2016 pick: in 9 G, 23.2 IP - 2.28 ERA, .183 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 11 BB, 23 K Jorge Tavarez: 2.2 IP, H, 3 K - first year stateside, 16 G, 18.2 IP - 2.41 ERA, .282 BAA, 1.50 WHIP, 6 BB, 28 K DSL Angels (30-33) won 6-2 vs. DSL Phillies Red (30-35) Cristian Gomez: 2-4, 2B, 3B Julio de la Cruz: 1-4, R, K, 2 SB (11) Willian Mendoza (C): 2-4, R, RBI, 2 K Osvaldo Ovila: 3-4, 2 R, SB (12) Robinson Pina: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K - 6'4", 180, 18 years old: 14 G, 10 GS, 46.1 IP: 3.69 ERA, .185 BAA, 1.17 WHIP, 23 BB, 39 K Christopher Bonilla: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K
  3. I sorta winged it there - my point was more intended to wonder if we're seeing a shift in which we see more players hitting the bigs at 21-22, or more players spending less time in the minors or being promoted far more aggressively (such and Herm or Barria (unlikely) possibly going all the way from A+ to a cup of coffee in one season. Not totally the same thing, but ten years ago, a player hitting 35/36 was when they started being labeled as 'old' and today that label is starting to attach more around age '32/33'. Will 22 be the new 24, based off what you said? Economically, I could see teams trying to test good prospects by 'rushing' them faster and having them develop more at the big-league level in hopes that they secure more young players into club-friendly contracts at earlier ages, so they can control more of their prime.
  4. Is it time to add?

    Why wouldn't he? He's done it once before (albeit several, several seasons ago, 2003?), and they were on pace to go over last year after they brought in Lincecum and Chacin. They only got under after dealing Smith and Salas away. I really don't think the luxury tax threshold is that big of a deal. I'm sure it's still something they really want to avoid as it, but I don't think it's that firm of a line. Not suggesting (or expecting) Arte/Eppler to do so because I think Eppler is really trying to maintain as much financial flexibility as possible in order to keep the team competitive year-to-year but the front office has bluntly said before that they will spend to the point of it costing them players (in terms of the draft and international amateurs) and going over the tax for the right player/situation so scenarios in which that happens shouldn't be too far-fetched.
  5. Same here. Off the top of my head, it seemed a little rushed as Barria wasn't exactly dominating AA, but then I pulled up his stats and he really wasn't faring too poorly. He was actually pretty damn near comparable to his line at Inland Empire. At AA: 12 GS, 61.2 IP, 62 H, 8 HR, 15 BB, 47 K, 3.21 ERA, 1.26 WHIP At A+: 11 GS, 65.1 IP, 48 H, 6 HR, 13 BB, 57 K, 2.48 ERA, 0.93 WHIP With prospect value skyrocketing, players hitting the big leagues earlier, vets tailing off earlier in their careers and dropping in value, I'm wondering if we start to see a big shift in MLB where we see the average age of a ballplayer shift dramatically younger. Speaking very generally, for the past couple of decades, a prospect hitting the bigs before 25 was notable. Most players saw prime production 27-32. If someone hit the bigs at 27 or older, that was a 'late-bloomer'. Perhaps things shift up a bit as teams put more emphasis on prospects. Teams promote more aggressively. Teams begin throwing their prospects into the bigs at an earlier age and try, work a player through their lumps at the MLB level, and capitalize by signing longer extensions earlier in careers. Gradually, we start seeing more prospects appearing in MLB closer to ages 21-23, with a 25-year old being labeled a 'late-bloomer' and a prime age being viewed more between 25-30.
  6. Taylor Blake Ward‏ @TaylorBlakeWard 10m10 minutes ago MoJaime Barria has been promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake #Angels
  7. Sunday, August 20th, 2017: Salt Lake (64-64) lost 4-8 to Las Vegas (51-77) Eric Young, Jr: 1-4, R, BB Michael Hermosillo: 2-4, R, RBI Ramon Flores: 3-4, R, 2B, HR (7), 3 RBI Troy Scribner: IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K - only one inning pitched before lifted, could be starting for Ramirez Mobile (58-66) won 9-3 vs. Jacksonville (58-66) Brennon Lund: 1-5, R Matt Thaiss: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB, 2K - five doubles in last four games - AA slash up to .323/.416/.414/.830 Taylor Ward: 0-2 Jose Rojas: 1-3, R, 2B, RBI Zach Houchins: 2-4, R, HR (11), 2 RBI, K, E (12) Alberto Triunfel: 2-3, R, RBI, BB Adam Hofacket (demoted back to AA): IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K, HR Keep an eye on... Luis Pena (AA Debut): 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K - last 10 GS (62.1 IP) 3.47 ERA, 81 K; last 6 GS (36.1 IP), 2.23 ERA, 50 K Inland Empire (59-68) lost 2-7 to Lancaster (71-56) Jahmai Jones: 1-3, RBI, BB, K, SB (5) - 23 game hitting streak Jared Walsh: 1-2, 2 BB Jake Yacinich: 2-3, 2 R, 2B - in the second half (36 G, 132 AB) slashing .311/.355/.432/.786 Joe Gatto (4th GS at IE): 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, BB, 4 K - at IE: 4 GS, 21 IP, 3.43 ERA, .263 BAA, 1.43 WHIP, 10 BB, 13 K Mike Kaelin: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, K Burlington (55-70) won 5-3 vs. Kane County (67-56) Leonardo Rivas: 3-4, R, 2B, BB, E (4) Jonah Todd: 1-5, R, K, CS (3) Richard Fecteau: 2-4 Brandon Sandoval: 1-3, R, 2 RBI, BB Luis Madero: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 K - since joining Angels org: 4 GS, 18 IP, 5.00 ERA, .306 BAA, 1.50 WHIP, 5 BB, 14 K Jonah Wesely: 2 IP, 2 H, K AZL Angels (26-20) won 19-1 vs. AZL D-backs (18-28) Jacob Pearson: 1-6, R, 2 RBI, 2 K Zane Gurwitz: 3-5, 3 RBI, SB (7) Jimmy Barnes: 1-6, R, 2 K Nonie Williams: 1-4, 3 R, BB, 2 E (9) Julio Garcia: 3-3, 4 R, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 BB - solid .288/.358/.418/.776 slash (20 years old, switch-hitter) Connor Fitzsimmons: 2-2, 4 R, 2B, 3 RBI Gleyvin Pineda: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, K Jerryell Rivera: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - on the season, 10.1 IP, 1.74 ERA, .162 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, 2 BB, 10 K Max Herrmann: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K Is it time to start paying attention to... Wilkel Hernandez: 4 IP, H, R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K - he's 18, 6'3", 160, RHP In 2017 (AZL): 9 G, 6 GS: 1.75 ERA, .153 BAA, 0.89 WHIP, 36 IP, 13 BB, 35 K
  8. Is it time to add?

    With Meyer and Ramirez up in the air, and Richards seemingly on track, I think it wouldn't hurt to check in on a starter. Really, a hitter and pitcher would be worth it right now. Honestly, I'm sort of surprised Eppler hasn't added someone. Striking on short-term vets on the cheap is a specialty of his and they are cheap as ever. He's either pretty steely and waiting for the right move, or giving up a return that he feels is fair, or is really wanting to rely on what's in house. Maybe he feels he has one bullet to use and just wants to wait until the last possible moment to use it. To be fair, it is a little tricky to see where to obviously upgrade right now. If you get a 2B, you displace Cowart. If you get an OF, you displace a hot Revere or an occasionally productive Maybin, if you get a 1B you displace Cron or Valbuena, both have had their strengths recently. Any starter you'll acquire probably won't differ much from what's already in house, same for the pen.
  9. Unleash the Herm?

    Agree with all that @Dochalo said. Even with Jones, Thaiss, Ward, Barria...I think I'd lean towards waiting to move them up a half season too long rather than a half season too quick. Let these guys dominate and deal with any struggles that could come when folks adjust to them. I'm all for aggressive promotion (if deserved) but I don't want to rush any prospects based off a hot ~30 games. Pad the numbers, get some confidence, adjust when the competition starts to adjust, and keep working on improving. All these guys will be crucial soon enough.
  10. Unleash the Herm?

    Wright, Campos, Ramirez, and Pounders are really the only ones I'm seeing. I guess Fontana, but he's had a really solid year at SLC and we're thin enough in the upper level MIFs I think I'd keep him for now. Shoemaker could go to 60. Street maybe too.
  11. Is Mike Trout winning MVP again?

    At the very least, I hope he finishes second just to keep that streak going. To me, the fact that he's only ever finished 1st or 2nd every year is almost more impressive.
  12. Saturday, August 19th, 2017: Salt Lake (64-63) lost 5-10 vs. Las Vegas (50-77) Shane Robinson: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B Michael Hermosillo: 3-5, R, 2B, RBI, 2 SB (6) - at AAA (16 G, 61 AB): .295/.368/.541/.909, 8 XBH, 5 BB, 18 K, 6 SB Ramon Flores: 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, E (6) Carlos Perez: 1-4, 2B, RBI David Fletcher: 1-4, K Osmer Morales: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR Deolis Guerra: IP, K Mobile (57-66) lost 2-5 vs. Jacksonville (58-65) Matt Thaiss: 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2 K Taylor Ward: 1-4, RBI Jose Rojas: 0-4, 3 K Jaime Barria: 5 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 2 K Connor Lillis-White: IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, K - in last 15.1 IP, 6.46 ERA, 13 H, 13 BB, 19 K Greg Mahle: IP, H, 2 K Inland Empire (59-67) lost 4-9 vs. Lancaster (70-56) Jahmai Jones: 2-4, 2 R, 3B, HR (4), RBI - 22 game hitting streak, at IE (29 G, 122 AB): .344/.394/.549/.943 with 15 XBH, 8 BB, 31 K Jordan Zimmerman: 1-4, R, HR (3), RBI, K Jared Walsh: 2-4, K Jake Yacinich: 2-4, R, HR (5), RBI, K, E (14) Erik Manoah (1st A+ GS): 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 3 K Burlington (54-70) won 5-1 vs. Kane County (67-55) Leonardo Rivas: 2-5, R, 2 K, SB (7) Jonah Todd: 1-5, K Julian Leon: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB, K - now slashing .344/.421/.539/.960 in 35 G, 128 AB at Burlington. 17 XBH, 13 BB, 31 K Richard Fecteau: 2-4, 2 R, RBI Brennan Morgan: 2-4, 2 RBI Sam McDonnell: 2-4, 2B Andrew Vinson: 5 IP, H, BB, 5 K - last 10 GS, 49.1 IP: 3.10 ERA, 41 H, 13 BB, 42 K Orem (38-17) lost 5-9 to Ogden (35-21) Jordon Adell (3rd G at Orem): 1-5, 2 K Brandon Marsh: 1-4, BB, K, SB (5) Ryan Vega: 0-2, R, 2 BB, OF assist Harrison Wenson: 1-3, 2 R, HR (12), 4 RBI, BB, K, E (8) AZL Angels (25-20) lost 0-5 vs. AZL D-Backs (18-27) Jacob Pearson: 1-4 Nonie Williams: 1-4, 2 K Jimmy Barnes: 0-3 Jose Soriano: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, HR DSL Angels (24-27) won 7-5 vs. DSL Mets1 (33-19) in 12 innings, completion of 8/3 suspended game Miguel de la Cruz: 1-6, R, 3B, 2 RBI, K Oliver Carmona: 1-5, R, 3B, RBI, 2 K Emilker Guzman: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K - ERA down to 0.97 in 37 IP, with .173 BAA, 0.89 WHIP DSL Angels (29-33) lost 2-6 vs. DSL Mets1 in 7 innings Julio de la Cruz: 1-2, BB, CS (7)
  13. That is a good outcome too. No matter who wins those games, it helps the Angels. Sure there are outcomes that are a little preferable, but either way, it helps.
  14. @Angelsjunky zero disagreement with anything you listed. I sorta just burned that list up real quick - ultimately out Herm in 'Tier 1' only because he's closest to MLB-ready. I'm really enthused with Torii - I know he's old for the league but he's hardly played baseball and there isn't anything glaringly off about his game. It'd make sense if he was barely walking and striking out a ton, or inflating his numbers through pure speed, or just out slugging younger players a la Wenson, MacKinnon....but he isn't. He's been a perfectly well-rounded, consistent player throughout. I hope he lands amidst more age-appropriate competition next year to see where his talent truly lies, but he could really shoot up the list if he keeps it up.
  15. It's crazy how deep the minor league outfield ranks are becoming... We have the legit prospects: Jahmai Jones: .289/.351/.446/.797 with 44 XBH, 40 BB, 94 K, 26 SB in 114 G, 516 PA Jordon Adell: .283/.343/.528/.870 with 17 XBH, 10 BB, 34 K, 5 SB in 33 G, 141 PA Brandon Marsh: .381/.430/.577/1.007 with 11 XBH, 7 BB, 19 K, 4 SB in 22 G, 107 PA Michael Hermosillo: .261/.370/.388/.758 with 32 XBH, 54 BB, 106 K, 30 SB in 105 G, 469 PA We have the lower-ceiling college OF types who still refuse to stop producing: Brennon Lund: .324/.394/.430/.824 with 29 XBH, 41 BB, 83 K, 20 SB in 106 G, 476 PA Brendon Sanger: .272/.360/.479/.839 with 24 XBH, 29 BB, 69 K, 1 SB in 66 G, 251 PA Jonah Todd: .299/.402/.379/.780 with 14 XBH, 37 BB, 41 K, 1 SB in 54 G, 256 PA Brandon Sandoval: .333/.394/.455/.849 with 15 XBH, 18 BB, 35 K, 4 SB in 47 G, 214 PA Jared Foster: .275/.329/.428/.756 with 12 XBH, 9 BB, 29 K, 4 SB in 33 G, 149 PA (injured) Troy Montgomery: .271/.358/.413/.771 with 29 XBH, 48 BB, 74 K, 15 SB in 100 G, 434 PA Zach Gibbons: .269/.332/.380/.712 with 28 XBH, 34 BB, 54 K, 10 SB in 91 G, 392 PA (good at A+, struggled at AA) And we still have several lotto-ticket types to watch Torii Hunter: .327/.399/.427/.825 with 10 XBH, 13 BB, 29 K, 7 SB in 37 G, 171 PA Ryan Vega: .327/.410/.458/.868 with 17 XBH, 27 BB, 41 K, 3 SB in 50 G, 249 AB Jimmy Barnes: .297/.352/.514/.866 with with 17 XBH, 9 BB, 36 K, 5 SB in 30 G, 122 PA Haven't performed the way we'd like yet, but too early to give up on: Jacob Pearson: .209/.287/.264/.551 with 5 XBH, 10 BB, 25 K, 1 SB in 29 G, 125 PA Johan Sala: .261/.328/.336/.664 with 7 XBH, 11 BB, 27 K, 3 SB in 32 G, 131 PA And we still have Trent Deveaux and D'Shaun Knowles yet to play, and minor league FA types like Cesar Puello and Forrest Allday who are still young enough to play themselves into depth charts.