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The 2013 California League Champion Inland Empire 66ers, Where Are They Now?

The 2013 Inland Empire 66ers had what you may call a miraculous run that ended in the Angels first minor league championship since 1996. It was the San Bernardino team’s first title since 2006. There are reasons why I say…

Matt Shoemaker: 2014 Version vs 2015 Version

Matt Shoemaker: 2014 Version vs 2015 Version

Last season, Matt Shoemaker was easily the Angels biggest surprise performer and arguably baseball’s biggest surprise. After years of high ERAs and lots of home runs in the minors, albeit with good peripherals, Shoemaker was viewed as nothing more than…

Garrett Richards: New Season, (Mostly) Same Results

Garrett Richards: New Season, (Mostly) Same Results

After missing the final month-and-a-half of last season to a terrible knee injury, you had to wonder what percentage Garrett Richards would be of his 2014 self as we moved to 2015. It was going to be difficult for Richards…

Visualization of 2014 Performance for Angels’ Hitters

Visualization of 2014 Performance for Angels’ Hitters

Everything is relative, especially performance in baseball. So when comparing a player, it is important to set a baseline. A pretty standard comparison is to the major league average, which makes sense, since it gives you a decent rule of…

Maniac Ball Top 50 MLB Free Agents

Now that teams can begin to sign free agents, we are releasing our top 50 free agents. This is not just relative to the Angels needs, but a general ranking for MLB. We will give the player’s age at opening…

Let’s Play a Game of Guess the Player

It should come as no surprise to Angels fans that the offense is in a bit of a slump as of late. Just how bad are the Angels doing? Let’s take a look at two player’s stats since the All-Star…

Maniac Ball Angels Top 30 Midseason Prospect List – #1-15

Maniac Ball Angels Top 30 Midseason Prospect List – #1-15

The Angels came into this year with one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball, if not the worst.  It lacked impact talent and depth at any position, especially pitching. As you will see with this list, in…

Maniac Ball Angels Top 30 Midseason Prospect List – #16-30

16.  Cam Bedrosian   Position: RP (Arkansas Travelers) Age: 22.276 Height/Weight: 6’0″  205 lb. Bats/Throws: R/R OFP: 55 Stock: Rising