This week on the Los Angeles Angels farm, one player got called up to the show, the no. 3 prospect had one of the best weeks of his career, and two top 10 prospects were promoted.
All Los Angeles Angels prospect rankings are according to MLB Pipeline.
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1. Matt Thaiss, INF, Class A Burlington
This week: .190/.308/.286
Thaiss struggled this week, as he managed just four hits, although two of them were doubles and he walked three times.
2. Jahmai Jones, OF, Class A Burlington
This week: .158/.273/.158
Jones was promoted to the Bees on Wednesday, and he’s struggled a bit as he adjusts to the higher level of play. He went 2 for 5 with a run scored on Saturday against Cedar Rapids for his first multi-hit game in the Midwest League.
3. Taylor Ward, C, Class A Advanced Inland Empire
This week: .480/.548/.840
Ward had one of the best weeks of his career. He had four multi-hit games this week, notching three hits twice. He homered twice on Thursday against Lake Elsinore and homered again the next night against High Desert.
4. Brandon Marsh, OF
Marsh is dealing with a back injury and is not expected to play this season.
5. Nate Smith, LHP, Triple-A Salt Lake
This week: 1 start, L, 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2.70 ERA
Season: 7-8, 4.85 ERA
Smith pitched well but took the loss on Thursday, allowing two solo home runs in 6.2 innings of work while striking out five.
6. Nonie Williams, INF, Rookie level AZL Angels
This week: .250/.250/.250
Williams had five hits this week, all of them singles, with three of them coming last Tuesday against the AZL Diamondbacks.
7. Jaime Barria, RHP, Class A Burlington
This week: 1 start, ND, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1.80 ERA
Season: 8-6, 3.81 ERA
Barria threw well on Saturday against Cedar Rapids, allowing just one run on four hits in five innings of work.
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8. Victor Alcantara, RHP, Double-A Arkansas
This week: 2 games, 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA
Season: 3-7, 4.54 ERA
Alcantara appears to be making the transition to the bullpen, as his last five appearances have been in relief. In his two appearances this week, he walked five batters in three innings but only allowed one hit and no runs to San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
9. David Fletcher, INF, Double-A Arkansas
This week: .250/.250/.300
Fletcher was promoted to the Travelers last Tuesday, and collected two hits and two RBIs in his first Double-A game. He went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored on Saturday against Corpus Christi.
10. Kaleb Cowart, INF
This week: .143/.250/.286
Cowart was called up to the big league club on Saturday for his second stint with the Angels this season and hit a double on Sunday against the New York Yankees.
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Jared Foster, OF, Class A Advanced Inland Empire
This week: .364/.348/.591
Foster is riding a six-game hitting streak and had three straight multi-hit games this week. He homered on Sunday against High Desert.