FanPost

The "MAN" Crush on Tyler Skaggs

TYLER SKAGGS - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 22-year-old left-hander Tyler Skaggs is IMO the most important player the Angels have in camp this spring.

What is there not to like he's a 6-foot-5, 215-pound kid but with all of only 13 big league starts. Skaggs, a left-hander, was selected by the Los Angeles Angels out of Santa Monica (Calif.) High School with the 40th pick in the 2009 draft.

But then he was traded by the Angels with three other players to Arizona for Dan Haren in 2010 (UGH!) we know how that worked out RIGHT! In 17 starts at Triple-A, Skaggs was 6-10 with a 4.59 ERA. In seven starts with the D-backs, he was 2-3 with a 5.12 ERA. More troubling was that Skaggs' velocity declined, and the D-backs seemingly had no qualms including him in the trade that landed them outfielder Mark Trumbo from the Angels.

We do miss Trumbo! But I believe Skaggs is still the man the Angels thought he was drafting him in 2009. So far Butcher has been working with Skaggs' mechanics and working to restore both his velocity and confidence. Also I'm sure for Skaggs working around veterans like Weaver and Wilson is got to be a huge learning experience.

To me watching his stuff is about as good as any lefty in baseball. For Skaggs, it's just a matter of harnessing it. His command is going to come. When he gets that down, the sky is the limit for the lefty. Call me crazy but he's at least in my eyes a No. 1 or 2 on any rotation in MLB.

Tally ho!

This Fan-Post is authored by an independent fan. Tell us what you think and how you feel.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker