My name is Blake Harris, and I’m going to be a Community Editor here at Halos Heaven. I thought I’d give you all a quick introduction about me.
I’m 23 years old, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I was born in Pasadena, but have been living in Monrovia for over 15 years. I recently graduated from Arizona State University, where I got my degree in sports journalism.
I’m really excited for this 2020 Angels team, and think they can make some real noise. Obviously having Mike Trout is great, but the addition of Anthony Rendon gives them arguably a top-five offense in baseball. They have some questions with their pitching, but I think they could make a push for the A.L. West title.
I’m really looking forward to joining the community, it’s going to be a fun season! See you all in the comments!
You never like to hear about any injuries, especially in Spring Training. Brandon Marsh, one of the top prospects in the Angels organization, is currently dealing with a left elbow strain that will likely keep him out through the spring, and potentially into the season.
The injury happened last Sunday when Marsh attempted to make a diving catch. Luckily, the injury took place on his non-throwing arm.
Marsh, 22, is a Top 100 prospect in baseball and the No. 2 overall prospect in the Angels organization, according to MLB.com. The outfielder was selected by the Angels in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft. Marsh played 95 games for the Mobile BayBears (AA) last season. He posted a slash of .300/.383/.400/.811, while hitting seven home runs and driving in 43 runs. In addition, he added 21 doubles.
Through his first three years in the minors, Marsh has hit .287 with a .799 OPS. He’s hit 21 home runs while driving in 159 runs. When he’s healthy and ready to go, he’s expected to be promoted to the Salt Lake Bees, the Triple-A affiliate of the Angels.