Hey... look at what the Angels minor leagues produced!
Taylor Lindsey Named Pioneer League MVP - Orem Owlz News
The Pioneer League released its All-Star team on Saturday evening, and the Orem Owlz has three players on the team, as well as four players and their manager named as All-Star Honorable Mentions.
Lindsey has been a key reason why the Owlz are currently in first place in the Pioneer League. The Scottsdale, AZ native is hitting .370 with nine home runs, and a league best 58 runs scored.
Lindsey, Ryan Jones and Frazier Hall are the three Owlz named to the All-Star team. The players who have received honorable mentions are Kaleb Cowart, C.J. Cron, Danny Reynolds and Jerod Yakubik. Owlz Manager Tom Kotchman is one of the four managers who received votes for Manager of the Year.
66ers clinch playoff spot
Congratulations to the Angels High-A affiliate. Home field advantage agianst Lake Elsinore still to be determined. They have four regular season home games left if you want to get out there.
First attempt at a top Angels prospects list
Sam Miller at the OC Register publishes the first Top 20 Angels prospects list without Mike Trout on it. Is this how it felt the day Elvis got drafted? For the record, Sam ranks Taylor Lindsey the Angels #4 prospect.
Angels closer Jordan Walden is feeling the effects of long season
Kevin Baxter at the LA Times structures a built-in excuse for our closer. Player Agents must love this Baxter.
Cassevah earning Scioscia's trust out of 'pen
Lyle Spencer at mlb.com on the guy who will be taking Walden's job next season.
Best part of this link is the next story breaking down the Angels schedule against that of the Rangers:
While Texas has fifteen of its 27 remaining games against clubs with .500 or better records, the Angels have only six games against winning teams (Yankees home from Sept. 9-11 and the Rangers also at home from Sept. 26-28) of their remaining 28.
Best battle of September
66ers Battling Lake Elsinore (23 votes)
Angels Battling the Rangers (103 votes)
Rangers Battling Their "Demons" (57 votes)
183 total votes