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Los Angeles Angels Hunting for Sluggers in 2016 MLB Draft

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Jun 8, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) rounds the bases on his home run during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 12-6. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 8, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) rounds the bases on his home run during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 12-6. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Remember the day the Los Angeles Angels drafted Mike Trout? Well we won’t get that lucky, but the scouting staff has their eyes on prospects with potential for the MLB.

The Los Angeles Angels need some serious depth in various postions in thier farm system. The Angels minor leagues are ranked the worst in baseball currently. It’s no going to happen overnight, but if the Los Angeles Angels can pull out with a productive draft it would be a big step in reviving their farm system.

Many can assume that their first pick will be a top pitching prospect, whether it be form the college level or high school level. Then what happened after that? Here are some names to look out for in the Los Angeles Angels 2016 Draft.

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The first name that comes to mind is Alex Kiriloff, A first base/outfielder, from Plum High School Not only has this young prospect been worked out by the team, but he’s met Billy Eppler in person. The left-hander has an immense amount of power behind his swing and is very versatile in the corner outfield as well. Kiriloff, has proved his power swing after winning the Perfect Game All-American Classic Home run derby. Yes, with that type of power there is a bit inconstistency, but has long as he can make contact regularly he’ll be a great pick up for the Los Angeles Angels.

Next, is the Holy Ghost Prep inflieder, Nolan Jones. This pick is too good to pass up for the Los Angeles Angels, since he posses the tools to be a high profile middle-fo-the-order bat and quality defender at third base. A comparison to Troy Glaus, with the raw power and quick bat speed could fill the gaping whole at third base. He has also been looked at as a pitching prospect, but standing at a sturdy 6’3″ and 195 pound frame should keep him with a bat.

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Another bat to look at is the lefty outfielder from The Westminister Schools, William Benson. Benson show cased his five tool peotenital to many teams. With a compact swing that provides a power and contact helps the ball player boos his stock. Also, possessing above average speed amny have compared the prospect to Jason Heyward, but with a lot more agressiveness at the plate, which stocls him a up higher. This outfiedler fits the bil when it comes to the Angels play style, but can be a high-risk and high-reward for any team.

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Lastly, is the former top prospect in baseball, Delvin Perez. Since the recent discovery of his use of PED’s this onluy can hurt the his extremely high draft stock. He’ll be drafter in the first round, but this could be the perfect time for the Los Angeles Angels to sweep up the prospect. Perez is a work in progress with a bat, but shows signs of high-caliber talent for just being a prospect.

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