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Cow Tipping - Angels farm report 5/4/16

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Great news: The Angels have a farm system.

Dickey Stevens Park - Home of the Arkansas Travelers
Dickey Stevens Park - Home of the Arkansas Travelers
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Affiliate Teams (from AAA to Rookie):

Orem Owls start June 17th, 2016.
DSL and ARZ Angels rookie teams start in June TBD.

Burlington Bees
Burlington, Iowa
Level = A, Midwest League

Grayson Long (#6 BBA Prospect), has pitched exactly 5 innings, exactly 5 times now.  He's give up 4 hits or less each time and has a 1.80 ERA, .189BAA, 1.04WHIP, and 31Ks.  During his last outing he struck out 10 over 5IP.
Joe Gatto (2nd round pick, 2014), is not having a great season, but struck out 11 in 5IP his last time out and only gave up 1 hit to a pretty decent team.
Jaime Barria (#9 BBA Prospect), has been having a pretty great year so far and threw a 5 inning 1 hitter his last time out with 5Ks and 0 walks.  Barria has only given up 2 walks in 23 innings this season.
Adam Hofacket has converted all 4 of his save opportunities with a 2.92ERA and 14K in 12.1 IP
Eric Alonzo (RHP) has been dominant through 16 scoreless innings in 6 games with 21K and only 7 hits.

Angelo Amendolare (2B) has 3 SB and a .333/.404/.429 slash line in 42 AB
Zach Welz (OF) has hit in 14 of his 17 games this season to the tune of a .344AVG and .414OBP

Inland Empire 66ers
San Bernardino, CA
Level = A+, California League

The 66ers have been off to a rough start with a 6-20 last place record.

Roberto Baldoquin is on the DL and has only had 10 AB
Caleb Adams (OF - #21 in MLB Pipeline) is one of the few highlights of the offense with a slashline of .344/.417/.510 in 96AB
Tim Arakawa (OF) has been on fire and is riding a 10 game hitting streak with a .475AVG through those games.

Tyler Carpenter (RHP) has thrown 22 innings his last 3 starts and continues his impressive season.  He has only given up 3 ER in 33 innings 27K and a .176BAA

Arkanas Travelers
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level = AA, Texas League

Studs:
Blayne Weller (RHP) has only given up 1 run in each of hit last 3 starts and pitched 6.1 innings of 2 hit ball last night.
Tyler DeLoach (LHP) started the season slow but has pitched his last 8.1 innings without allowed a run (6 appearances)
Troy Scribner (RHP) moved up from Adv A where he was last season after the Angels acquired him for cash.  Great first AA start pitching 5 innings of no hit ball with 4BB and 7K.

Duds:
Alex Yarbrough (2B - #29 in MLB pipeline) Started the season in AAA but sent down to Arkansas after just 4 games.  He's struggling a bit and only hitting .152 his last 10 games with 12Ks in 33AB.
Jordan Kipper (RHP) gave up 8ER in just 4.1 innings on May Day while only striking out 1.  He still has a 3.86 ERA on the season after that mess.

Salt Lake Bees
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level = AAAA, Pacific Coast League

The Salt Lake Bees are #1 in the Texas League with a 15-11 record

Studs:
Juan Graterol
(C) Graterol is the current offensive catching stud in Salt Lake with a .405 OBP and only 1 game where he did not get a hit (12 GP)
Nick Buss (OF)  Has only struck out 13 times in 94AB.  A .319/.387/.521 slash line with 3 SB and 3 HR.  Has 11 multi hits games in 2016.
Todd Cunningham (OF) Salt Lake has a couple outfielders playing well and Cunningham is on that list.  He's rolling on a 6 game hitting streak right now and has a .441 OBP this season.  17 walks in 80 AB. Damn.
Sherman Johnson (2B) absolutely tore it up in AA this season before his call up to the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday.  A .369/.481/.677 line with 2 SB and 4HR.  There is hope that if he does well in AAA, he can make an impact yet this year for the Angels, especially since our 2B spot is a black hole of suck right now.   Went 0-4 in his debut with the Bees, but hey, first game jitters and all that.
Kyle Kubitza (3B) is heating up.  Batting .355 over his last 10 games with 3SB in one game on 4/29

Tyler Skaggs (LHP) Skaggs hasn't started since April 20th since he was temporarily shut down.  On Monday he was diagnosed with Biceps Tendonitis and we be evaluated in a week to see if he can resume throwing.
Nate Smith (#3 BBA Prospect) Smith is off to a great start this season, despite getting his first loss last night.  He only gave up 2 runs, but still got the loss.  That's some good training for when that happens after he gets called up.
Al Alburquerque (RHP)  3 for 3 in save opportunities with 11K, 9IP and .182BAA

Duds:
Cody Satterwhite (RHP) Perhaps the bad performance of the week - he gave up 6 hits and a walk in only .1 IP.  Ouch.