The Los Angeles Angels DFA A.J. Achter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 7:24 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter for assignment.  Achter has pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  Achter has now pitched in 30 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  It will be interesting to see if another team claims Achter this time around.

UPDATE:  (7/21/2016) – The Angels have outrighted A.J. Achter to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels claim Sean Coyle off waivers from the Red Sox

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 2:29 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 24-year old righty swinging 2B/3B Sean Coyle off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.  Coyle played in 64 games in AA+AAA-ball for the Red Sox this year and he was 36 of 218 (.165 avg, .543 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 5 homers, 14 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He has now played in 498 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 433 of 1,801 (.240 avg, .754 OPS) with 310 runs scored, 66 homers, 262 RBIs and 68 stolen bases.  This is just the Angels taking a flier on a young player.

Deolis Guerra has been really impressive for the Los Angeles Angels in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 2:19 pm

27-year old righty reliever Deolis Guerra has been impressive so far this year for the Los Angeles Angels.  Guerra has played in 18 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP.  He has given up 21 hits and 1 walk while whiffing 19 batters in his first 27 1/3 innings for the Angels, which are very, very impressive numbers.  Guerra has now pitched in 28 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 4-0 with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  The Angels might have found something here in Guerra, as he has been really impressive so far this year.

Tim Lincecum is off to a very rough start for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 2:13 pm

32-year old righty starting pitcher Tim Lincecum of the Los Angeles Angels has been pretty awful so far this year.  He has pitched in 5 games (all starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA and a 2.07 WHIP.  He has given up 38 hits (4 homers) and 11 walks while whiffing 21 batters in his first 23 2/3 innings for the Angels, as he has been getting hit really hard.  The Angels aren’t going to stick with Lincecum much longer if he doesn’t start pitching better in the near future.

Cody Satterwhite is looking good in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 13 July 2016 at 10:57 am

29-year old righty reliever Cody Satterwhite is pitching well in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels so far this year.  He has pitched in 18 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  Satterwhite has given up 19 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 22 batters in his first 25 innings so far this year.  He has now pitched in 201 games (0 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 14-11 with 33 saves, a 3.28 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  He could get his first shot at the show later this year, if he keeps pitching well.

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 9:49 am

24-year old righty swinging CF Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is an All-Star for the 5th time in his career (5 years in a row).  He has played in 88 games so far this year for the Angels and he is 103 of 319 (.323 avg, .994 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 18 homers, 57 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.  Trout has now played in 740 games in his first six years with the Angels and he is 847 of 2,767 (.306 avg, .960 OPS) with 545 runs scored, 157 homers, 454 RBIs and 128 stolen bases.  He is the lone representative for the Angels in the 2016 All-Star Game.

The Los Angeles Angels activate Geovany Soto from the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 9 July 2016 at 6:23 am

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 33-year old righty swinging catcher Geovany Soto off the D.L.  Soto has played in 20 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 17 of 60 (.283 avg, .822 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 7 RBIs.  To make room on the roster for Soto, the Angels have sent 25-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Perez to AAA.  Perez has played in 58 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 38 of 186 (.204 avg, .563 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 4 homers, 23 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

The Los Angeles Angels place C.J. Cron on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Saturday 9 July 2016 at 6:19 am

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 26-year old righty swinging 1B C.J. Cron on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured left hand.  He was hit by a pitch last night.  Cron has played in 77 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 73 of 259 (.278 avg, .808 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 11 homers, 50 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Cron is currently #3 in both homers and RBIs on the Angels so far this year.  25-year old lefty swinging 1B Ji-Man Choi has been called up to replace Cron on the active roster.  Choi played in 14 games for the Angels earlier this year and he is 1 for 18 (.056 avg, .347 OPS).  Losing Cron is a huge blow to the Angels, as he has really been hitting well lately.

The Los Angeles Angels need to make some moves this month

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,If I Were GM by joelapinski on Thursday 7 July 2016 at 9:29 pm

The Los Angeles Angels are in last place in the American League West right now and they have one of the worst farm systems in the show.  Only way to fix that (other than drafting and scouting better) is to make some deals this month in an effort to get younger and add to the prospect pool.  Looking at the roster, the Angels don’t have any big time players that they should be willing to deal.  Yunel Escobar, Hector Santiago, Matt Shoemaker and Joe Smith are likely the best trade chips the Angels have to deal.  Escobar would be of particular interest to the Indians, Giants and Royals.  I would make a deal with any of those teams tomorrow if they gave me a solid prospect for him.  Santiago and Shoemaker are going to have the same teams interested in both of them.  They are the Orioles, Red Sox, Tigers, Rangers, Royals, Mariners, Mets, Marlins, Pirates and Dodgers.  The Angels are in a good position to extract a lot for Shoemaker or Santiago, because they don’t need to trade them and starting pitching is pretty scarce on the trade market right now.  Joe Smith is a guy I would move for sure (just like Escobar).  The Tigers, Mariners and Cardinals will likely be calling about Smith and there is no reason not to find a match with one of them.  The Angels should get a decent prospect for Smith.  Injuries to a closer this month could open up an opportunity for the Angels to deal Huston Street.  The Cubs or Cardinals would be fits for him right now.  Righty reliever Fernando Salas, 2B Johnny Giavotella, catcher Geovany Soto, infielder Gregorio Petit, outfielder Daniel Nava and outfielder Shane Robinson all look like throw in type players to make a deal happen.  None of them are worth much on the trade market by themselves.  The Angels have to be aggressive this month and get some legit prospects in some deals.

The Los Angeles Angels place Shane Robinson on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 6 July 2016 at 4:06 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 31-year old righty swinging outfielder Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right ankle.  Robinson has played in 42 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 14 of 66 (.212 avg, .597 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 1 homer, 7 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  To replace Robinson on the active roster, the Angels have called up 27-year old switch-hitting outfielder Todd Cunningham.  Cunningham played in 5 games earlier this year for the Angels and he was 1 for 12 (.083 avg, .321 OPS) with 3 runs scored.  He has also played in 66 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year in which he was 71 of 243 (.292 avg, .787 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 4 homers, 32 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.

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