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How did the Angels fare?

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Alex Bregman of those pesky Astros leads the list in this updated mid-season ranking.  Sadly, and not too surprisingly, there are zero Angels organization players on the list.  The Angels are one of only two teams (the other being the Orioles), that did not have a prospect crack the list.  It's a rather depressing report and another statement on the lack of talent in the entire Angels system.  The Angels also did not have a player on the top 30 international prospect list.  Our best hope there was Roberto Baldoquin, in whose basket we placed all our eggs a few years ago, and he has turned out to be one big turd so far.  Imagine if we were playoff contenders this year and needed one more pieces to make it happen?  Who would the Angels even trade from our system to make a deal like that?

It's likely the Angels will see some of the 2016 draft class crack this list next time around.  It would appear this list was compiled without taking into consideration the stats of the 2016 draft class.

Top 10 overall prospects on the list:

  1. Alex Bregman - SS/3B - Astros
  2. Yoan Moncada - 2B - Red Sox
  3. J.P. Crawford - SS - Phillies
  4. Lucas Giolito - RHP - Nationals
  5. Dansby Swanson - SS - Braves
  6. Julio Urias - LHP - Dodgers
  7. Andrew Benintendi - OF - Red Sox
  8. Brendan Rogers - SS/2B - Rockies
  9. Alex Reyes - RHP - Cardinals
  10. Tyler Glasnow - RHP - Pirates

Updated top 30 team lists were issued as well.  You can find the Angels list here.

Name Age Position Level Last Rank
1 Matt Thaiss 21 1B A n/a
2 Jahmai Jones 18 OF Rok 7
3 Taylor Ward 22 C Adv A 5
4 Brandon Marsh 18 OF Rok n/a
5 Nate Smith 24 LHP AAA 3
6 Nonie Williams 18 SS Rok n/a
7 Jaime Barria 20 RHP A 20
8 Victor Alacantra 23 RHP AA 1
9 David Fletcher 22 SS Adv A 25
10 Kaleb Cowart 24 3B AAA 8
11 Grayson Long 22 RHP A 17
12 Joe Gatto 21 RHP A 2
13 Jake Jewell 23 RHP Adv A 10
14 Conor Justus 21 SS A n/a
15 Chad Hinshaw 25 OF AA 13
16 Julio Garcia 18 SS Rok 9
17 Caleb Adams 23 OF AA 26
18 Kyle McGowin 24 RHP AAA 16
19 Brendon Sanger 22 OF A 19
20 Jared Foster 23 OF Adv A n/a
21 Roberto Baldoquin 22 SS Adv A 4
22 Keynan Middleton 22 RHP AA n/a
23 Jeremy Rhoades 23 RHP Adv A 15
24 Troy Montgomery 21 OF A n/a
25 Kyle Survance Jr. 22 OF Rok 24
26 Jose Valdez 26 RHP AAA n/a
27 Jose Suarez 18 LHP Rok 23
28 Samuel Pastrone 19 RHP Rok n/a
29 Hutton Moyer 23 INF Adv A n/a
30 Adam Hofacket 22 RHP Adv A n/a


We can delve into this list a bit further in the future, but it's clear that it's probably not completely accurate.  Ie., Roberto Baldoquin has been horrible, yet he is still on the list.  Brendan Lund who has the best stats of any 2016 draftee is absent from this list, as well as some other very deserving minor league players.

Dropped from the 2015 list:

  1. Kyle Kubitza, #6, 3B - Traded for cash
  2. Natanael Delgado, #11, OF - Traded for LHP Chris Jones
  3. Greg Mahle, #12, LHP - Graduated
  4. Todd Cunningham, #14, OF - Graduated
  5. Alex Yarbrough, #18, 2B - Removed (sent back down to AA from AAA this year)
  6. Austin Robichaux, #21, RHP - Removed
  7. Hunter Green, #22, LHP - Retired in May 2016
  8. Jett Bandy, #27, C - Graduated
  9. Justin Anderson, #28, RHP - Removed
  10. Jake Yacinish, #29, SS - Removed
  11. Jose Briceno, #30, C - Removed

(players with 45 days of MLB service time are no longer eligible for the list)

Other notable changes on the list include Roberto Baldoquin who free-fell from #4 all the way down to #21 and Jaime Barria, who made a huge jump from #20 to #7.

What do you think?  Who are your favorites on this list?  Who do you think got snubbed?  Who is on this list that shouldn't be?