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Angels 2016 Draftee Update: 8/31/16

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3rd round pick, Nonie Williams, is finally putting up good numbers

Welcome to this bi-monthly feature.  This article replaced the previous "Top 10 prospect watch" because frankly, that was sometimes depressing.  The players on that list will be folded into the bi-monthly minor league update.  However, we just had a draft in June and the Angels picked up some exciting players.

These players are all currently playing on the rookie teams in Arizona and Orem, UT, and the Burlington Bees A ball. The top 12 rounds will be covered here.

2016 Angels draft class performances:

Round Name Age Position Team Level Prospect
Ranking
Notes
1. Matt Thaiss 21 C/1B Burlington Bees A 1

Thaiss has had a pretty solid year overall, though he's only hitting .216 in his last 10 games.

2. Brandon Marsh 18 OF AZL Angels Rok 4

Marsh is on 60-day DL.

3. Nonie Williams 18 SS AZL Angels Rok 6 This kid had a really rough start this year but has really gotten into the swing of things as of late.  In his last 10 games he's hitting .370 with a .408 OBP and two stolen bases.
4. Chris Rodriguez 18 RHP AZL Angels Rok -

Has had a great season, but hasn't pitched since August 8th.  He's only allowed 2 runs all year in 11.1 innings.

5. Connor Justus 21 SS Burlington Bees A 15

Justus is doing better lately and his .286 AVG over his last 10 games has raised his A-ball average to .218.

6. Cole Duensing 18 RHP AZL Angels Rok -

Duensing hasn't allowed a run in his last 3 appearances (6 IP).  Having a pretty solid season in rookie ball.

7. Jordan Zimmerman 21 2B Burlington Bees A -

Zimmerman is probably already looking forward to next year.  He's only batting .161 in Burlington this year and .171 over his last 10 games.

8. Troy Montgomery 21 OF Burlington Bees A 25

Montgomery went bust the last few weeks and is only hitting .143 over his last 10 games.

9. Michael Barash 21 C Burlington Bees A - Barash is still keeping his Ks down, but only hitting .192 over his last 10 games.  He's showing good plate discipline with 6Ks in 26 ABs but also 6 walks.
10. Andrew Vinson 22 RHP Burlington Bees A -

Vinson has only thrown 12.2 innings in A ball.  He has a 3.55 ERA with 8 Ks and 2 walks.  His WHIP is a mere 0.87

11. Brennon Lund 21 OF Burlington Bees A - Lund has had a rough spell as of late and only hit .190 over his last 10 games with 10 Ks.
12. Bo Tucker 21 LHP Orem Owlz Rok - Another guy who is probably looking forward to next season.  He has a 5.85 ERA in his last 10 appearances and a 4.45 ERA this season.