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Cow Tipping - Angels 2018 minor league opening day rosters

Are you ready for some minor league baseball??

The minor league baseball season is about to start, and Angels’ affiliates have released their opening day rosters. You can also check an up to date listing of all players from Taylor Blake Ward on

The rookie teams (AZL Angels & Orem Owlz) don’t start playing until June.

Burlington Bees

Level: A
Midwest League
Opening Day: April 5th

The Bees will have 3 of the Angels top 30 prospects to start the season in Brandon Marsh, Jo Adell, and Leonardo Rivas. Marsh and Adell are new to the Bees, having played in Orem last year, and Rivas is returning to the Bees after playing 26 games there last season.

Torii Hunter Jr. will be patrolling the OF with Marsh and Adell which should make that one kick ass trio out in the grass.

More details here.

Inland Empire 66ers

Level: A+
California League
Opening Day: April 5th

Griffin Canning, who has yet to play pro ball, has landed on the 66ers. The 2nd round 2017 pick will be joined on the mound by likes of Joe Gatto, and Nate Bertness among others.

Jahmai Jones moves on up and joins the 66ers as an infielder. Around the diamond you’ll also find Roberto Baldoquin (going back to IE), and Jordan Zimmerman.

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Mobile BayBears

Formerly affiliated with: Arkansas Travelers
Level: AA
Southern League
Opening Day: April 5th

The BayBears have 7 top 30 prospects on their roster this season. Those include 1st round catcher draft picks Matt Thaiss (now at first), and Taylor Ward (now at third). Connor Justus, also a top prospect joins the infield as well.

In the outfield, top prospect Brennon Lund is back after playing 29 games for the BayBears in 2017.

Top prospect pitchers include Jesus Castillo, Luis Pena, and Jake Jewell.

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Salt Lake Bees

Level: AAA
California League
Opening Day: April 5th

The Bees roster is highlighted by a staff of pitchers that should see some time on the Angels before too long, including Parker Bridwell, Nick Tropenao, Jaime Barria, and Troy Scribner. They also have some of the infield depth for the big league team including Chris Carter, David Fletcher, and Ryan Schimpf. Some of the outfield will definitely get big league playing time at some point and those include Eric Young Jr, Michael Hermosillo, Ben Revere, Jabari Blash, and Rymer Liriano.

More details here