The Los Angeles Angels DFA Kyle Kubitza

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 13 June 2016 at 7:46 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 25-year old lefty swinging 3B Kyle Kubitza for assignment.  Kubitza played in 54 games in AAA-ball this year for the Angels and he was 47 of 186 (.253 avg, .714 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 2 homers, 19 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  He played in 19 games for the Angels last year in his first taste of the show and he was 7 for 36 (.194 avg, .451 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Kubitza came into this season as the Angels’ #16 prospect, so he probably won’t make it through waivers….so they should try to deal him.

UPDATE:  (6/21/2016) – The Angels have dealt Kyle Kubitza to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Jose Valdez from the Tigers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 7:31 am

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 26-year old righty reliever Jose Valdez from the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations.  Valdez pitched in 16 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Tigers earlier this year and he was 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP.  Valdez pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Tigers last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  Valdez was worth taking a flier on, as I always like deals where you are only giving up cash considerations.

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Ryan Jackson from the Phillies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 20 May 2016 at 3:33 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 28-year old righty swinging SS Ryan Jackson from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations.  Jackson played in 30 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies earlier this year and he was 18 for 84 (.214 avg, .585 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Jackson played in 22 games for the Angels last year and he was 0 for 9 (.000 avg, .100 OPS).  He has now played in 42 games in his first three years in the show and he is 2 for 33 (.061 avg, .175 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 0 RBIs.  He will start this stint with the Angels in AAA-ball.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Jhoulys Chacin from the Braves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 1:04 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 28-year old righty starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin from the Atlanta Braves for 23-year old lefty reliever Andy McCreery.  Chacin pitched in 5 games (all starts) for the Braves this year and he was 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 134 games (118 starts) in his first eight years in the show and he is 41-51 with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  Those are pretty darn good numbers when you consider that he pitched with the Colorado Rockies in his first six years in the show.  He will immediately join the Angels’ rotation.  McCreery had not pitched in the minors yet this year.  He pitched in 31 games (0 starts) in his two years in the minors for the Angels and he was 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  This was an excellent deal for the Angels!

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Brendan Ryan from the Nationals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 4:14 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 34-year old righty swinging SS Brendan Ryan from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.  Ryan played in 21 games in AAA-ball for the Nationals this year and he was 20 for 76 (.263 avg, .686 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer, 8 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ryan has played in 879 games in his first nine years in the majors and he is 603 of 2,578 (.234 avg, .610 OPS) with 303 runs scored, 19 homers, 203 RBIs and 67 stolen bases.  Ryan will share time with Cliff Pennington and Johnny Giavotella at 2B and SS.  Ryan is a whiz with the glove, but he isn’t much of a hitter.

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Chris Jones from the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 29 March 2016 at 7:55 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 27-year old lefty reliever/starter Chris Jones from the Baltimore Orioles for 20-year old lefty swinging outfielder Natanael Delgado and 22-year old switch-hitting 2B/SS Erick Salcedo.  Jones pitched in 30 games (22 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles last year and he was 8-8 with a 2.94 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 256 games (62 starts) in his first nine years in the minors and he is 44-40 with 7 saves and a 3.35 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Jones will get a shot in the bullpen for the Angels at some point in 2016.  He might even be in the pen on Opening Day.  Delgado came into 2016 as the Angels’ #29 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 108 games in A-ball for the Angels last year and he was 99 of 411 (.241 avg, .631 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 6 homers, 46 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Salcedo played in 95 games in A+AA+AAA-ball for the Angels last year and he was 65 of 280 (.232 avg, .535 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 0 homers, 16 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.  The Angels made a good deal here, as Jones might be able to help them right away in 2016.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Rusty Ryal from the Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 2 September 2013 at 2:01 pm

The Angels have acquired 30-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Rusty Ryal from the Dodgers for cash.  Ryal played in 106 games in AAA-ball for the Dodgers this year and he was 98 of 370 (.265 avg, .669 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 4 homers and 49 RBIs.  Ryal last played in the majors in 2010 with the Diamondbacks.  Ryal has played in 134 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 70 for 266 (.263 avg, .721 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 6 homers and 20 RBIs.  Ryal might get a few ABs in September for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Alberto Callaspo to the A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 31 July 2013 at 6:11 am

The Angels have sent 30-year old switch-hitting 3B Alberto Callaspo to the A’s for 25-year old righty swinging 2B/OF Grant Green.  Callaspo played in 85 games for the Angels this year and he was 74 of 293 (.253 avg, .671 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers and 36 RBIs.  Callaspo played in 422 games in his four years with the Angels and he was 379 of 1,438 (.264 avg, .691 OPS) with 162 runs scored, 23 homers, 148 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Green came into this season as the A’s #8 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 5 games for the A’s this year and he was 0 for 15 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 1 RBI.  Green has also played in 87 games in AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he is 123 of 378 (.325 avg, .879 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 11 homers, 50 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Green has now played in 475 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 612 of 1,999 (.306 avg, .823 OPS) with 324 runs scored, 55 homers, 277 RBIs and 33 stolen bases.  This was a good deal for the Angels as Green might be able to help them in the very, very near future.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Scott Downs to the Braves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 29 July 2013 at 10:42 am

The Angels have dealt 37-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs to the Atlanta Braves for 25-year old righty reliever Cory Rasmus.  Downs pitched in 43 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  Downs pitched in 160 games (0 starts) in his three years with the Angels and he was 9-7 with 10 saves, a 2.10 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  Rasmus pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year in his first taste of the majors for the Braves and he was 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 37 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this year in which he is 3-1 with 14 saves, a 1.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has only given up 20 hits while whiffing 48 batters in his first 36 2/3 innings in the minors this year, which are impressive numbers, but he has also walked 22 batters and that’s way too many.  Rasmus has now pitched in 143 games (35 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 17-22 with 24 saves, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  The Angels are going to miss Downs, but they got a decent prospect for him, so this deal made sense.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Julio Concepcion and Andres Perez from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 26 July 2013 at 6:15 am

The Angels have acquired 23-year old righty swinging outfielder Julio Concepcion and 22-year old righty reliever/starter Andres Perez from the New York Mets for cash.  Concepcion played in 6 games in A-ball for the Mets this year and he was 5 for 21 (.238 avg, .524 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Concepcion has now played in 301 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 309 of 1,115 (.277 avg, .727 OPS) with 157 runs scored, 13 homers, 145 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.  Perez pitched in 7 games (1 start) in Rookie-ball for the Mets this year and he was 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Perez has now pitched in 60 games (23 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 9-12 with 2 saves, a 3.68 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  I like this move for the Angels.

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