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Cow Tipping: Angels farm report 8/11/16 - Scribner Rocks

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Prospects? We have them. And some are doing quite well.

Affiliate Teams (from AAA to Rookie):

Orem Owls, DSL and ARZ Angels rookie team players will also  be covered in the bi-monthly 2016 draftee update.

Note:  I won't be showing the "duds" for the rookie leagues unless they are top prospects or top draft picks.  A lot of the guys in the rookie leagues are young and adjusting to pro ball.  Many of them never make it past rookie ball, and even the truly gifted ones can have bad weeks, months, etc.

ARZ Angels
Temps, AZ
Level = Rok , Arizona League

Elvin Rodriguez (RHP, 18), was named one of the Angels Org players of the month for July.  He threw 27 innings last month over 5 starts (and one relief appearance) and only allowed 2 runs.  In 2016 he has a 1.58 ERA, .158 BAA, and 0.81 WHIP.  Not bad for an 18 year old in his second year with the Angels.

Keinner Pina (C, 19), another player of the month for July, Pina hit .377 last month with a .441 OBP.  Over his last 10 games he's still hitting .308 with only 4 Ks.

Orem Owlz
Orem, UT
Level = Rok, Pioneer League

Studs:

Zach Gibbons (OF, 22), hitting .414 on the year and .436 over his last 10 games.  Was a 17th round pick in 2016.
Greg Belton (RHP, 23), picked up in the 27th round of the 2016 draft, Belton has a 2.81 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP in 2016
Jahmai Jones (OF - #2 BBA Prospect, 18), is batting .333 over his past 10 games with 1 homerun and 7 stolen bases.  He was also player of the month for July with a .419 OBP, 2 homeruns, and 11 stolen bases for the month.

Burlington Bees
Burlington, Iowa
Level = A, Midwest League

Studs:

Jesus Castillo (RHP, 20), He came over in the deal that sent Joe Smith to the Cubs.  In his one game so far, he pitched 5 innings, struck out 7, and allowed just one run, one walk and 4 hits.
Mike Kaelin (RHP, 22), was a 15th round pick in 2016 and in his time with the Bees he has a 1.71 ERA in 21 innings.
Troy  Montgomery (OF, 21), is hitting .297 over his last 10 games, but .316 with a .409 OBP since moving up to Burlington.
Matt Thaiss (1B, 21 - #1 in MLB Pipeline), Hitting .357 with 3 homeruns over his last 10 games.  He has hit those 3 homeruns in just his last 4 games.

Duds:


Brendon Sanger
(IF - #15 in MLB pipeline), only hitting .189 his last 10 games and .233 on the year. He has a 20% K rate this season, along with a 12% walk rate.
Joe Gatto (RHP - #7 BBA Prospect), was put on the DL June 25th.  Hopefully nothing serious.
Michael Barash (C, 21), only hitting .206 over his last 10 and .220 since moving up to the Bees.
Jordan Zimmerman (2B, 21), currently on the DL but hitting only .172 in Burlington
Connor Justus (SS, 21 - #15 in MLB Pipeline) Has not done well in Burlington with a .219 average and just .143 over his last 10 games.

Others:

Grayson Long (RHP, 22 - #11 in MLB Pipeline),  Long is finally back from the DL and pitching a rehab stint in Arizona.  He's gone 4 innings in 2 games and allowed 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 3.
Jaime Barria (RHP - #7 in MLB Pipeline), had his worst outing of the year on July 24th when he gave up 4 runs, then topped it on August 9th by giving up 6 runs.  He's struggled a bit as of late, but still only has a 1.4 BB/9 rate this year which is great.

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

Studs:

Jake Jewell (#5 BBA Prospect), had this best start of the year last Friday when he pitched 7 innings of one runs ball and walked zero while striking out 8.  He's a top prospect that has struggled mightily in 2016.
Michael Hermosillo (LF, 21), Is hitting .342 over his last 10 games with 7 RBIs. He has a .301/.381/.534 line since being moved up on July 19th
Hutton Moyer (2B), he is hitting .262 in High A this year but .357 over his last 10 games with 2 homeruns and 2 stolen bases.
Jeff Boehm (IF), has been killing it lately with a .405 average over his last 10 games and only 1 K.
Roberto Baldoquin (SS), went on a brief tear and is hitting .313 over his last 10 games.  He recently had a 7 game hitting streak (probably the longest of his career) in which he went 11 for 23.
[Moving up] Samuel Holland (RHP), An Aussie baseball player!  Holland has a 0.84 ERA with a .155BAA and 0.65 WHIP this year.  He got moved up to High A on August 3rd.

Duds:

Jeremy Rhoades (RHP - #24 in MLB Pipeline), Dropped 7 spots in the latest MLB Pipeline report and continues his bad year.  Allowed 13 runs and 21 hits over his last 8.1 innings and 2 games.
Taylor Ward (C - #1 BBA Prospect), Um, he was showing some signs up life but now his last 10 games he's batting just .111.

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

Studs:

Jordan Kipper (RHP), has only allowed 2 runs in his last two starts with 12.1 innings pitched, 9 Ks and 8 hits.
Chris O'Grady (LHP), Has been starting games, and in the 3 he started, he threw 18 innings and allowed only 3 runs.
Anthony Phillips (2B), is hitting .333 over his last 10 games and .260 now in 2016.

Duds:

Eric Aguilera (1B), hitting only .188 his last 10 games with 10 Ks.
Tim Arakawa (OF), batting .171 his last 10 games.
Caleb Adams (RF - #18 in MLB Pipeline), has a measly .167 his last 10 games.

Others:

[Moving Up] Alex Klonowski (RHP, 24) , was moved up form High A on Tuesday.  He had a 5.57 ERA with the 66ers but a respectable 1.29 WHIP.  We'll see how he does in AA.
Alex Blackford (RHP), Gave up 6 runs and 6 walks in his last 2 starts, but still has a 3.47 ERA on the year with a .122 WHIP and .196 BAA.
Victor Alcantara (RHP - #4 BBA Prospect), Moved to the bullpen in August and has given up 2 ER in 3.1 innings there with 4 Ks.
[Moving up] Eric Alonzo (RHP), moved up from High A on Tuesday.  Has a 2.27 ERA in 2016 with a 1.18 WHIP and 70Ks through 63.1 innings.
[Moving up] Kevin Grendell (LHP), moved up on August 3rd from High A ball.  He has a 2.45 ERA in two appearances for Arkansas so far with 1 run allowed and 5 walks over 3.2 innings.

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

Studs:

[Moving up] Troy Scribner (RHP), in his 3 games with the Bees, Scribner has tossed 22 innings, including a complete game gem in his AAA debut where we only allowed 2 hits.  He's pitching in the very hitter friendly Pacific Coast League now and doing great so far.  He earned PCL pitcher of the week honors for the last week of July.
[Moving up] Keynan Middleton (RHP - #23 in MLB Pipeline),  Middleton has thrown 4 innings for the Bee so far.  He's 102MPH on the radar gun and has struck out 7 while allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk.
Rafael Ortega (LF), is hitting .395 over his last 10 games with a homerun and 3 SB.  IN his last 9 games, he's gone 3 for 5 three times.
Kyle McGowin (RHP - #19in MLB Pipeline), Gave up 4 runs over his last 2 starts in 13 innings.  He also struck otu 15 in those games.

Duds:

Nate Smith (RHP - #3 BBA Prospect), after starting off with a pretty strong season, Smith has dropped off quickly.  He has a 9.34 ERA over his last 4 games.  His WHIP has gone from 1.20 on June 3rd to 1.43 and his BAA has climbed almost 40 points in that time.
[Moving up] Tyler DeLoach (LHP), DeLoach is back up in AAA and in his 3 games, he has allowed zero hits and zero runs while striking out 4 over 2.1 innings.

Others:

Kaleb Cowart (3B - #8 BBA Prospect), Been up and down all year.  Currently hitting .263 over his last 10 games.