Los Angeles Angels Prospect Roundup: August 22-28
By Christoph Ludwig
This week in the Los Angeles Angels farm system: the Halos’ 17th-round pick this year continued to rake, the no. 3 prospect managed just one hit, and the no. 5 prospect had one of his best outings of the season.
All Los Angeles Angels prospect rankings are according to MLB Pipeline.
1. Matt Thaiss, INF, Class A Burlington
This week: .227/.320/.381
Thaiss struggled a little this week, but had back-to-back multi-hit games on Friday and Saturday against Peoria, including a triple on Saturday.
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2. Jahmai Jones, OF, Class A Burlington
This week: .263/.286/.474
Jones had two multi-hit games this week and hit his first Midwest League home run on Saturday against Peoria.
3. Taylor Ward, C, Class A Advanced Inland Empire
This week: .050/.130/.200
Ward homered on Friday against Rancho Cucamonga for his one hit of the week.
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, W, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA
Season: 8-8, 4.62 ERA
Smith was stellar on Tuesday against El Paso, holding the Chihuahuas to one hit and no runs over seven innings of work while striking out four.
6. Nonie Williams, INF, Rookie level AZL Angels
This week: .583/.583/.583
Williams has seven hits over his last three games, all of them singles.
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7. Jaime Barria, RHP, Class A Burlington
This week: 1 start, ND, 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA
Season: 8-6, 3.65 ERA
Barria threw five shutout innings on Thursday against Kane County, although he allowed five hits and walked three.
8. Victor Alcantara, RHP, Double-A Arkansas
This week: 1 appearance, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA
Season: 3-7, 4.46 ERA
Alcantara threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen this week, on Thursday against Tulsa.
9. David Fletcher, INF, Double-A Arkansas
This week: .360/.407/.440
Fletcher had an outstanding week, with three multi-hit games, including Saturday and Sunday against Northwest Arkansas.
10. Kaleb Cowart, INF, Los Angeles Angels
This week: .304/.333/.522
Cowart had a good week for the big league club, including homering on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. He currently has an eight-game hitting streak.
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Other notable names and performances:
Caleb Adams, OF, Double-A Arkansas
This week: .368/.368/.632
Adams has struggled since his promotion to Double-A in late May, but he had a pretty good week. He went 4 for 5 and fell a double shy of the cycle on Thursday against Tulsa.
Hutton Moyer, INF, Class A Advanced Inland Empire
This week: .286/.400/.619
Moyer had two multi-hit games and homered twice this week.
Zach Gibbons, OF, Rookie level Orem
This week: .458/.581/.750
Gibbons continued to rake for the Owlz, as he had a hit in all seven games this week and had multiple hits in three of them.
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The Los Angeles Angels will hopefully see some these players get called up soon at the end of the month. We will see.