How The Los Angeles Angels’ Bench May Be Built From Within In 2013

One of the possible strengths on the Angels for next season may be the bench. The Angels will probably have a very deep bench for next season and part of that is their home grown talent. The Angels farm system isn’t as deep as it once was, but that’s because of promotions (Mike Trout) and trades (Zack Greinke). Here are a couple of guys who could be on that bench from the system.

Mar 11, 2012; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun (77) following a double during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Romine: Romine is the brother of New York Yankees catcher Austin. Romine is a middle infielder who gained some experience playing all over the infield in the minors. He’s got good speed, which could be useful in certain games. He had 23 stolen bases last year in the minors. He’ll have competition from Luis Rodriguez, but it’s very possible he’s the guy come 2013.

Hank Conger: While Conger isn’t exactly a prospect anymore, he hasn’t had more than 197 plate appearances in a season. Conger is a switch-hitter who hasn’t gotten a chance for regular playing time in the majors, but put up some good numbers in the minors. He will probably be Chris Iannetta‘s backup come 2013, unless there’s a trade and they want to go with John Hester.

Kole Calhoun: Calhoun could be another member of this bench. If Vernon Wells is moved, his chances improve even more. While I’m not for this move, because he’s only been above A ball for one year, he did perform very well in AAA and as well with the Angels. He’s a left hand hitter with some pop, which can be useful off the bench.

Topics: Andrew Romine, Hank Conger, Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels

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