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The Los Angeles Angels release Kip Wells

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 31 May 2013 at 8:02 pm

The Angels have released 36-year old righty starting pitcher Kip Wells.  Wells pitched in 6 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 1-3 with a 10.36 ERA and a 2.34 WHIP.  He gave up 35 hits (4 homers), walked 9 batters and he whiffed 22 batters in 24 1/3 innings in the minors this year, as he was hit pretty damn hard.  Wells has pitched in 296 games (219 starts) in his 12 years in the majors and he is 69-103 with 2 saves, a 4.71 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.  This could be the end of Wells’ baseball career.

C.J. Cron is off to a good start in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 11 May 2013 at 8:36 am

23-year old righty swinging 1B C.J. Cron is off to a good start in the minors for the Angels.  He has played in 31 games in AA-ball so far this year and he is 36 for 119 (.303 avg, .772 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 1 homer, 17 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Cron has now played in 194 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 234 of 787 (.297 avg, .861 OPS) with 112 runs scored, 41 homers, 181 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Cron is the Angels’ #3 prospect according to Baseball America.

Efren Navarro is off to a fast start with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels in AAA-ball

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at 2:33 pm

26-year old lefty swinging 1B Efren Navarro is off to a fast start with the bat for the Angels in AAA-ball in 2013.  Navarro has played in 24 games in AAA-ball so far this year for the Angels and he is 27 for 86 (.314 avg, .842 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 2 homers, 12 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He has now played in 730 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 761 of 2,630 (.289 avg, .755 OPS) with 351 runs scored, 37 homers, 347 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.  Navarro did get into 8 games for the Angels in 2011 and he was 2 for 10 (.200 avg, .573 OPS) with 1 run scored.  Navarro could get another shot with the Angels at some point in 2013, if he continues to rake in AAA-ball.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Chris Snyder to the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors, Trades by joelapinski on Monday 29 April 2013 at 6:36 am

The Angels have dealt 32-year old righty swinging catcher Chris Snyder to the Baltimore Orioles for 28-year old righty reliever Rob Delaney.  Snyder played in 21 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 27 of 79 (.342 avg, 1.072 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 7 homers and 21 RBIs.  He wasn’t going to play for the Angels this year unless Chris Iannetta or Hank Conger went down to injury.  Delaney pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-1 with a 10.12 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP.  He has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the majors and he is 0-0 with a 10.50 ERA and a 2.33 WHIP.  Delaney has pitched in 340 games (0 starts) in his 8 years in the minors and he is 29-23 with 80 saves, a 2.79 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Delaney could benefit from a change of scenery, as like Dane De La Rosa, he has good stuff.  I like this deal for both teams, as the Angels got a nice arm for a backup catcher, which was a big need for the Orioles.

Caleb Cowart is off to a slow start in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 14 April 2013 at 7:05 am

20-year old switch-hitting 3B Caleb Cowart is off to a slow start in AA-ball for the Angels in 2013.  He came into this season as the Angels’ #1 prospect according to Baseball America.  Cowart has played in 9 games in AA-ball for the Angels so far this year and he is 3 for 31 (.097 avg, .319 OPS) with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases.  Cowart has now played in 223 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 233 for 866 (.269 avg, .769 OPS) with 143 runs scored, 24 homers, 150 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.  The Angels are likely going to take things slowly with Cowart.

Carlos Ramirez of the Los Angeles Angels gets suspended for 50 games

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 6 April 2013 at 7:03 am

25-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games due to his second violation of a drug of abuse.  He played in 85 games in AA-ball for the Angels last year and he was 56 of 275 (.204 avg, .588 OPS) with 29 runs scored, 2 homers, 23 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Ramirez has now played in 291 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 263 of 979 (.269 avg, .786 OPS) with 151 runs scored, 25 homers, 134 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.  Ramirez better get his act together soon before he ruins his baseball career.

The Los Angeles Angels lose outfielder Kole Calhoun for the next 4-6 weeks

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries, The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 6 April 2013 at 7:00 am

The Angels will be without 25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Kole Calhoun for the next 4-6 weeks due to a fractured hamate bone in his right hand.  He was injured in his first game of the year in AAA-ball for the Angels.  Calhoun was 1 for 3 (.333 avg, .833 OPS) with 1 run scored and 1 RBI in his first AAA-ball this year.  He came into this season as the Angels’ #11 prospect according to Baseball America and he was one of the Angels last cuts this spring.  He played in 21 games in his first taste of the majors for the Angels last year and he was 4 for 23 (.174 avg, .457 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.

The Los Angeles Angels have a quartet of rookies that could help them in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 29 March 2013 at 8:37 am

The Angels have a quarter of rookies that could help them in 2013.  Here is a look at them:

Nick Maronde:  23-year old lefty reliever/starter Nick Maronde comes into this season as the Angels’ #2 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Angels in his first taste of the majors last year and he was 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  He also pitched in 20 games (18 starts) in Rookie+A+AA-ball last year and he was 6-4 with a 2.26 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.  Maronde has pitched in 31 games (29 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 11-4 with a 2.22 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.

Kole Calhoun:  25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Cole Calhoun comes into this season as the Angels’ #11 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 21 games for the Angels in his first taste of the majors last year and he was 4 for 23 (.174 avg, .457 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Calhoun also played in 105 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 122 for 410 (.298 avg, .877 OPS) with 79 runs scored, 14 homers, 73 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.  Calhoun has now played in 294 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 347 of 1,124 (.309 avg, .920 OPS) with 216 runs scored, 43 homers, 214 RBIs and 35 stolen bases.

Luis Jimenez:  25-year old righty swinging 3B Luis Jimenez comes into this season as the Angels’ #17 prospect according to Baseball America.  Jimenez played in 122 games in AAA-ball for the Angels last year and he was 150 of 485 (.309 avg, .829 OPS) with 78 runs scored, 16 homers, 85 RBIs and 17 stolen bases.  He has now played in 529 games in his first six years in the minors and he is 627 of 2,075 (.302 avg, .856 OPS) with 342 runs scored, 75 homers, 390 RBIs and 79 stolen bases.

Andrew Romine:  27-year old lefty swinging infielder Andrew Romine comes into this season as the Angels’ #21 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 12 games for the Angels last year and he was 7 for 17 (.412 avg, .912 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.  He also played in 87 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 100 of 351 (.285 avg, .726 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 4 homers, 39 RBIs and 23 stolen bases.  Romine has now played in 27 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 10 for 44 (.227 avg, .519 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and 2 stolen bases.

Andrew Taylor is out indefintely for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries, The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 14 March 2013 at 6:30 am

26-year old lefty reliever Andrew Taylor is out indefinitely due to a small tear in the labrum.  He pitched in 53 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Angels last year and he was 3-4 with 2 saves, a 4.27 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  He also pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in his first taste of the majors last year with the Angels and he was 0-0 with a 11.57 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  Taylor came into this season as the Angels’ #27 prospect and he was expected to pitch for them at some point in 2013.

UPDATE:  (3/31/2013) - The Angels have officially placed Andrew Taylor on the 15-day D.L.

UPDATE II:  (4/9/2013) - The Angels have moved Taylor to the 60-day disabled list to open up a roster spot for reliever Dane De La Rosa, who was called up earlier today.

The Los Angeles Angels deal 1B Frazier Hall to the Diamondbacks

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by chinmusic on Saturday 1 September 2012 at 9:03 am

The Los Angeles Angels have dealt 24-year old lefty swinging 1B Frazier Hall to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the deal for Barry Enright. Hall played in 126 games in A-ball for the Angels this year and he was 116 of 456 (.254 avg, .708 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He played in 188 games in his two years in the minors for the Angels and he was 197 of 684 (.288 avg, .793 OPS) with 100 runs scored, 22 homers, 96 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The Angels have 1B in their system that they like better than Hall, so they likely won’t miss him at all moving forward.

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