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Los Angeles Angels Prospect Roundup: June 20-26

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February 26, 2016; Tempe, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels shortstop Roberto Baldoquin (74) poses for a picture during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
February 26, 2016; Tempe, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels shortstop Roberto Baldoquin (74) poses for a picture during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Los Angeles Angels’ first round pick made his pro debut, the no. 9 prospect had his best week of the season, and the no. 3 prospect continued to pitch well. All prospect rankings are according to MLB Pipeline.

(Note: Former Los Angeles Angels no. 7 prospect Kyle Kubitza was traded last week to the Texas Rangers, so each prospect behind him has moved up one spot and Roberto Baldoquin moves in at no. 10.)

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1. Taylor Ward, C, Class A Advanced Inland Empire

This week: .364/.462/.364

Season: .230/.292/.263

Ward played in just three games this week, going 4 for 11.

2. Jahmai Jones, OF, Rookie level Orem

This week: .233/.324/.367

Season: .231/.302/.359

Jones had two hits last Monday against Idaho Falls and hit his first home run of the season on Friday against Ogden.

3. Nate Smith, LHP, Triple-A Salt Lake

This week: 2 starts, 1-0, 12.1 IP, 13 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 11 K, 1.46 ERA

Season: 5-2, 3.92 ERA

Smith had a great week, holding Las Vegas to two earned runs on seven hits in six innings last Monday and shutting out Albuquerque for 6.1 innings on Saturday.

4. Victor Alcantara, RHP, Double-A Arkansas

This week: 2 starts, 0-2, 9 IP, 14 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 9.00 ERA

Season: 2-5, 4.54 ERA

Alcantara struggled on Tuesday against Northwest Arkansas, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in four innings of work. He rebounded on Sunday against Springfield but was a tough-luck loser, as he allowed two runs on three hits in five innings while striking out seven.

5. Kaleb Cowart, INF, Triple-A Salt Lake 

This week: .385/.407/.615

Season: .298/.349/.448

Cowart homered on Thursday against El Paso then followed it up by going 4 for 5 with a double on Thursday. He has hit a double in three straight games.

6. Joe Gatto, RHP, Class A Burlington

This week: 1 start, ND, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1.80 ERA

Season: 3-8, 7.03 ERA

Gatto allowed one earned run on five hits in five innings of work on Friday against Peoria.

7. Jake Jewell, RHP, Class A Advanced Inland Empire

Season: 1-7, 6.51 ERA

Jewell did not pitch this week.

8. Chad Hinshaw, OF, Double-A Arkansas

Season: .191/.289/.304

Hinshaw is on the disabled list and has not played since June 7.

9. David Fletcher, INF, Class A Advanced Inland Empire

This week: .500/.529/.625

Season: .212/.281/.250

Fletcher had his best week of the season, going 8 for 16 with two doubles. He’s working on a four-game hitting streak.

10. Roberto Baldoquin, INF, Class A Advanced Inland Empire

This week: .133/.188/.133

Season: .180/.231/.213

Baldoquin went 2 for 3 with a walk on Saturday against Visalia.

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Other notable names and performances:

Matt Thaiss, INF, Rookie level Orem

This week: .316/.435/.737

Season: .316/.435/.737

Thaiss, the Angels’ first-round pick this year, started his career off with a bang, going 3 for 5 with two doubles and a home run in his first game on Tuesday. He homered again on Friday. He was a catcher at the University of Virginia, but it appears that he won’t be a catcher as a pro, as he’s played first base exclusively.

Tyler Carpenter, RHP, Double-A Arkansas

This week: 1 start, W, 5 IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA

Season: 6-3, 2.28 ERA

Carpenter was stellar against Springfield on Friday, allowing just one hit and no runs over five innings of work.

Cal Towey, OF, Triple-A Salt Lake

This week: .333/.370/.500

Season: .301/.402/.476

Towey had three multi-hit games this week and homered on Thursday against El Paso.

Next: Skaggs on the way back

The Angels farm system is looking up, come back next week for the next installment of Prospect Round-Up.

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