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Arizona Fall League roster update

The Angels added Roberto Baldoquin and David MacKinnon

At the end of August, Fall League rosters were announced as we reported on here. Now that the starts of the fall league is just under 2 weeks away, there have been a few changes to the roster.

Original Announcement:

Jahmai Jones
Jesus Castillo
Ryan Clark
Brett Hanewich
Daniel Procopio

Added Players:

Roberto Baldoquin, 24, Mobile Baybears (soon to be Trash Pandas)

The famously expensive player signed by Jerry Dipoto will be making a trip to the fall leagues were he will play against the likes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr - a player they were unable to even attempt to sign thanks to the HUGE payday earned by Baldoquin.

Baldoquin, now age 24, has had his share of struggles (and injuries). In fact, he ended the 2018 season on the DL. In 2018, it finally looked like Baldoquin could make a future MLB roster, but far being a star or a player worthy of his 8 million dollar signing bonus.

Over two levels, Baldquin batted .278 with a .334 OBP - by far the best stats of his career. He also stole 6 bases in 11 attempts and hit 8 home runs over 82 games.

David MacKinnon, 23, Inland Empire 66ers

MacKinnon was a 32nd round pick in 2017, but has certainly made himself noticed. While not hitting for much power, he had a .279 AVG and impressive .417 OBP across two levels in 2018. His career OBP in two minor league season is .437 with 8 total home runs in 160 games. Over his two seasons, MacKinnon has 120 walks to 116 Ks.

MacKinnon has been solid at first base with a .992 career fielding percentage and 8.31 range factor which falls in the range of a top 10 defender (at first base) if he had that number at the major league level.

Jumping in on the two-way player trends in the org, MacKinnon even pitched for the 66ers. Over his 1.1 innings, he allowed only 1 hit with a K and zero walks or runs.