Robbie Widlansky is having a solid year in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 26 August 2013 at 12:36 pm

28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Robbie Widlansky is having a solid year in the minors for the Angels.  He has played in 96 games in AA+AAA-ball so far this year and he is 93 of 336 (.277 avg, .758 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 10 homers, 52 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  Widlansky has now played in 647 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 671 of 2,343 (.286 avg, .773 OPS) with 297 runs scored, 50 homers, 351 RBIs and 26 stolen bases.  As good as he has played this year, he’s still a longshot to get called up when rosters expand next week.

The Los Angeles Angels send Tommy Hanson to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 6:33 am

The Angels have sent 26-year old righty starting pitcher Tommy Hanson to AAA.  Hanson pitched in 13 games (all starts) for the Angels this year and he was 4-3 with a 5.59 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.  The Angels have activated 30-year old lefty starting pitcher Jason Vargas from the D.L. and he will start tonight for them against the Yankees in New York.  Vargas has pitched in 14 games (all starts) so far this year for the Angels and he is 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels release Mitch Stetter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 9 August 2013 at 5:22 am

The Angels have released 32-year old lefty reliever Mitch Stetter.  Stetter pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in Rookie+AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 3-1 with 3 saves, a 3.86 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Stetter last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Brewers.  Stetter has pitched in 132 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 8-2 with 1 save, a 4.08 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Angels moving forward.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Andy Marte

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 5 August 2013 at 10:38 am

The Angels have signed 29-year old righty swinging 3B Andy Marte to a minor league deal.  Marte played in 96 games in Independent ball in 2013 and he was 111 of 369 (.301 avg, .893 OPS) with 61 runs scored, 19 homers and 74 RBIs.  Marte last played in the majors back in 2010 with the Cleveland Indians.  Marte has played in 302 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 183 of 838 (.218 avg, .635 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 20 homers, 96 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Marte will begin his career in AAA-ball for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Dontrelle Willis

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 5 August 2013 at 9:58 am

The Angels have signed 31-year old lefty starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis to a minor league deal and they have sent him to AAA.  Willis pitched in 14 games (all starts) in Independent ball earlier this year and he was 5-4 with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  Willis last pitched in the majors for the Reds back in 2011.  Willis has pitched in 205 games (202 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  If never hurts to take a flier on a pitcher like the D-Train.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Cyle Hankerd

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 22 July 2013 at 3:23 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have signed 28-year old righty swinging outfielder Cyle Hankerd to a minor league deal.  He played in 81 games in Independent ball this year and he was 97 of 301 (.322 avg, 1.037 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 22 homers, 61 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Hankerd has now played in 787 games in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 824 of 2,759 (.299 avg, .857 OPS) with 417 runs scored, 95 homers, 494 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  Hankerd will start his career with the Angels in AA-ball.

Jeremy Berg is looking good in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 21 July 2013 at 7:33 am

27-year old righty reliever Jeremy Berg is pitching really well in AAA-ball for the Angels so far this year.  He has pitched in 39 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball so far this year and he is 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  Berg has given up 51 hits and 11 walks while whiffing 44 batters in his first 56 innings pitched, which is pretty darn impressive.  Berg has now pitched in 200 games (1 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 15-4 with 8 saves, a 3.01 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  Berg could get his first shot in the show later this year for the Angels.

Zach Borenstein is on fire in A-ball for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 2:59 pm

22-year old lefty swinging outfielder Zach Borenstein is off to a great start in A-ball this year for the Angels.  Borenstein has played in 65 games in A-ball so far this year and he is 75 of 238 (.315 avg, .970 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 16 homers, 50 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  He has now played in 175 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 184 of 644 (.286 avg, .883 OPS) with 105 runs scored, 29 homers, 121 RBIs and 29 stolen bases.  Borenstein will likely be moving up to AA-ball in the very near future for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels sign outfielder Luis Montanez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 20 June 2013 at 5:38 pm

The Angels have signed 31-year old righty swinging outfielder Luis Montanez to a minor league deal.  He played in 52 games in Independent ball earlier this year and he was 63 of 201 (.313 avg, .837 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 6 homers, 41 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He last played in the majors back in 2011 with the Cubs.  Montanez has played in 129 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 68 for 305 (.223 avg, .586 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 5 homers, 32 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Montanez could get another shot at the majors later this year with the Angels if he hits well for them in the minors.

Kevin Johnson is looking solid in AA-ball for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 7 June 2013 at 8:12 am

24-year old righty reliever Kevin Johnson is serving as the closer in AA-ball for the Angels so far this year.  He has pitched in 20 games (0 starts) in AA-ball so far this year and he is 2-2 with 8 saves, a 2.92 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  He has given up 28 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 13 batters in his first 24 2/3 innings in the minors this year, so he has been far from dominating.  Johnson has now pitched in 141 games (10 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 9-16 with 35 saves, a 4.18 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  Johnson came into this season as the Angels’ #29 prospect according to Baseball America.  Johnson could get his first shot at the majors later on in 2013, if he keeps pitching well in the minors.

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