Maniac Ball

Because you have to be a maniac to be an Angels fan


Photo by Nakai Green

Photo by Nakai Green

After taking two of three from the Miami Marlins (maintaining a one-game lead over the A’s in the AL West), the Angels now wrap up their current homestand against AL West rival Oakland Athletics in a four-game series. Tonight’s first pitch is at 7:05pm PST (Same time on Friday; 6:05pm on Saturday; 12:35pm on Sunday). Here’s what to keep an eye on during this series:

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(Photo by: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo by: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

After losing two of three to the Oakland Athletics (though still maintaining a one-game lead in the AL West), the Angels start off their seven-game homestand against the Miami Marlins. First pitch tonight is at 7:05pm PST (Same time throughout the series). Here’s what to keep an eye on during this series:

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Photo by Nakai Green

Photo by Nakai Green

Heading into this season, the Angels’ farm system was deemed the worst in baseball. Heading towards the non-waiver trade deadline, the Angels made a variety of trades to bolster an Achilles’ heel of a bullpen. In the process, some prospects departed from the Angels’s system, leaving it a bit deeper in the hole. Despite all of that, the Angels’ depth is still there. Though the depth may not be as prestigious as it once was, there are some areas of hope.

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Talent on the Angels AZL club is scarce with very little impact talent to speak of. I’ve already written a full scouting report on Joey Gatto which can be found here. Instead of unnecessarily dragging things out into multiple posts it seems more economical to tear into the rest of the prospects I consider worth following in one magnum opus. Let’s get right to it.

The Arms

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