The Angels added an interesting player to their organization today with the completion of the C.J. Cron trade.
#Rays send minor-league INF Luis Rengifo to #Angels as PTBNL in C.J. Cron trade— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 20, 2018
He’s not much of a standout player as would be excepted from a PTBNL, but he is intriguing. I went over to fellow SB Nation site Dray’s Bay to get some info.
Rengifo was signed by the Mariners in 2013 as an International Free Agent out of Venezuela and was traded to the Rays back in August. In Seattle, Rengifo was #27 on their top prospect list (with a Jerry Dipoto gutted farm system).
Dray’s Bay listed the just turned 21 year old as #44 on their 50 top prospects. He is an infielder that would seem to be able to play around the diamond as well as a bit of outfield. He’s speedy and has some emerging power.
In 2017, Rengifo played in 125 games at the A level with a .250 AVG and .316 OBP. He hit 12 home runs (up from 1 in 34 games in 2016). Rengifo also swiped 34 bases but was caught 17 times.
He’s not going to crack the Angels top 30, but could be an interesting one to watch develop and may likely land close to home with the 66ers this season.