It’s time for Minor League Baseball All Star Season to being. The Angels have 11 All Stars across A, A+, and AA. The AAA All Star game doesn’t take place until July.
Midwest League All Stars
Burlington Bees, A
Christopher Molina, 22, RHP
2013 signee from Dominican Republic
Molina’s numbers to start the year have been pretty insane. He has a 1.82 ERA, .177 BAA and 0.99 WHIP. He’s also struck out 61 over 54.1 innings with zero home runs allowed. So far 2019 has been his best season yet - by a long shot.
Robinson Pina, 20, RHP
2017 signee from Dominican Republic
Pina has a low .193 BAA over 50.1 innings. His career BAA is .202 over 145.2 innings. Pina walks a batter about every other inning but racks up a high number of Ks as well.
Jose Soriano (#13 prospect), 20, RHP
2016 signee from Dominican Republic
Soriano has been off to a great start for the Bees with a 2.48 ERA and 66 Ks over 58 innings. He has a career 2.78 ERA in the minors with a 1.28 WHIP. Soriano has a high 90s fastball and a plus curve. His big league ETA is 2021 according to MLB.com
Cal League South All Stars
Inland Empire 66ers, A+
Kyle Bradish, 22, RHP
4th round pick in 2018
Bradish is making the most of his debut season and being named an All Star your debut year is a great first impression. He throws a fastball that tops out in the mid 90s and a has a pretty good curve. He has 52 Ks over 39.2 innings with a .208 BAA and 2.95 ERA.
Oliver Ortega, 22, RHP
2015 signee from Dominican Republic
Ortega’s K rate may be his best number this year with 67 Ks in 53 IP. He has a 1.34 WHIP and has allowed 5 home runs and 31 walks.
Andrew Wantz, 23, RHP
7th round pick in 2018
Wants had a high strikeout rate through college and throws a big slider and low 90s fastball. He has a 3.56 ERA and 58 Ks over 48 innings with just 17 walks allowed - the lowest walk rate among the 4 pitchers in this group.
Jorge Tavarez, 23, RHP
2015 signee from Dominican Republic
Tavarez has been underrated for years now with solid numbers going back to 2016. He’s listed at only 5’10 and 150# but has a big presence on the mound. His numbers are down a bit this year but over his career he has 255 Ks in 204.1 innings wtih a .129 WHIP and only 6 home runs allowed.
Torii Hunter Jr., 24, OF
23rd round pick in 2016
Maybe a courtesy pick for this All Star Game, Hunter is only batting .232 but does have a .343 OBP. He’s struck out 59 times in 211 ABs and has a .632 OPS.
Southern League All Stars
Mobile BayBears, AA
Brandon Marsh (#3 prospect), 21, OF
2nd round pick in 2016
The highest rated prospect in this whole list, Marsh was tearing up AA before he sprained his ankle on June 1st. Marsh was hitting .292 with a .394 OBP on the season and over the month of May had a .347 AVG and .462 OBP with 5 stolen bases. He was perhaps on the fast track to AAA but that will have to wait. Hopefully Jo Adell will take his spot on the roster since Marsh can’t play.
Jack Kruger (#23 prospect), 24, C
20th round pick in 2016
Kruger is the next best catcher the Angels have that is closet to being major league ready. His had a bit of a rough time in Mobile this year at the plate and has only thrown out 22% of base stealers. He’s probably destined to be a future backup catcher though, unless he can start showing some bigger improvements.
Ryan Clark, 25, RHP
5th round pick in 2015 (Braves)
Clark is 5 for 5 in save opportunities with a 2.82 ERA and 29 Ks over 22.1 innings. The Angels signed him as a minor league free agent in 2017 after he was released by the Braves. He spent some time at the AAA level last year but was knocked around pretty hard with an 8.82 ERA.