Angels trade Hector Santiago and Joe Smith

Angels trade Hector Santiago and Joe Smith

Right as the 2016 non-waiver deadline was wrapping up on Monday afternoon, the Angels swung a pair of deals. Right as 1 PM approached, Hector Santiago was sent packing along with minor leaguer Alan Busenitz to the Minnesota Twins in…

Series Recap 7/1-7/3 @ BOS

Friday 7/1: L 5-4 The tough times continued for the Angels Friday night in Boston as they received a poor starting pitching performance and some bad luck late in the game. In the 9th inning trailing 5-4, Daniel Nava drilled a…

Draft Analysis: OF Troy Montgomery

Draft Analysis: OF Troy Montgomery

Previous Analysis: Matt Thaiss, Nolan Williams, Chris Rodriguez, Connor Justus, Cole Duensing, Jordan Zimmerman In the 8th round of the MLB Draft, the Angels took a player that you would call a “gamer”. From the Ohio State University, Troy Montgomery, an undersized center fielder, was…

Series Recap 6/23-6/26 vs OAK

Series Recap 6/23-6/26 vs OAK

Thursday 6/23: L 5-4 Tim Lincecum‘s debut at Angel Stadium didn’t go as planned as he was done after 3 innings. Some shaky Angels defense didn’t help(errors from Mike Trout and Yunel Escobar in the 2nd inning) but Lincecum struggled to…

Draft Analysis: INF/OF Jordan Zimmerman

Previous Analysis: Matt Thaiss, Nolan Williams, Chris Rodriguez, Connor Justus, Cole Duensing A familiar baseball name popped up in the 7th round for the Angels as they selected Michigan State second baseman Jordan Zimmerman, who has no relation to the pitcher for the Detroit…

Draft Analysis: RHP Cole Duensing

Draft Analysis: RHP Cole Duensing

Previous Analysis: Matt Thaiss, Nolan Williams, Chris Rodriguez, Connor Justus The term “projectability” popped up in the 6th round for the Angels when they selected a right handed pitcher out of Blue Valley Northwest High School, Cole Duensing. Yet another talent of…

Series Recap 6/20-6/22 @ HOU

Monday 6/20: L 10-7 The pitching woes continued for the Angels Monday night in Houston as starter Jhoulys Chacin was dreadful and the bullpen was not much better in relief. Chacin allowed 6 hits, 5 walks and 6 runs(5 earned) in…

Draft Analysis: SS Connor Justus

Draft Analysis: SS Connor Justus

Previous Analysis: Matt Thaiss, Nolan Williams, Chris Rodriguez After 3 straight raw-high upside talents, the Angels changed course in Round 5 as they grabbed shortstop Connor Justus from Georgia Tech. Justus was considered about a top 125 prospect so getting him in…