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Breaking down what LA Angels prospects you could see in Anaheim in 2019

By David Rice
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JULY 08: Salt Lake Bees catcher John Hester talks with baseball legend Dale Murphy during a stop of the 2014 Mobil Super "Go The Distance" Baseball Tour on July 8, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for Mobil Super)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JULY 08: Salt Lake Bees catcher John Hester talks with baseball legend Dale Murphy during a stop of the 2014 Mobil Super "Go The Distance" Baseball Tour on July 8, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for Mobil Super) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 29: Andrelton Simmons could eventually be replace by Luis Renfigo . (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 29: Andrelton Simmons could eventually be replace by Luis Renfigo . (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /

Luis Rengifo – 

Luis Rengifo was acquired in a trade with the Marlins. Rengifo is a middle infielder. With a huge upside Rengifo has quickly moved his way up in the Angels farm system impressing pretty much all the major scouts and front office people.

In 2017 in the Seattle Mariners system Renfigo hit 12 homers while driving in 52 runs with a .250 batting average stealing 34 bases.  Rengifo was then traded in the early part of th 2018 season from the Tampa Bay Rays system.

Once with the Angels, Rengifo started his ascent through the Angels minor league system. Rengifo started out hitting .323 with two homers and 16 RBIs and a .426 OBP. Rengifo also stole 22 bases for the 66’ers.  Then it was onto Double-A Mobile and Rengifo kept going hitting .305 with two homers and 21 RBIs and he stole 13 more bases.

Rengifo then was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake City and although he did not over .300 he did bat .274 with three homers and drove in 27 runs.  In total during the 2018 season Rengifo hit .299 with seven homers and drove in 64 runs while stealing 41 bases to boot.

Rengifo’s meteoric rise in 2018 has put him in the mix for a utility infielder position. If Rengifo has a strong Spring in 2019 he will have a chance to make the Opening Day roster.  He also will be one of the first position players that will receive the call to the majors.

All in all with the quick ascent through the minors Rengifo will most likely be called up sometime during the 2019 season and if he continues to play well he could even earn a starting spot.

Next. Will the Angels make any more big moves this off-season

I hope you have enjoyed reading this and learning a little more about the Angels top prospects.  We will see if any of the aforementioned players will make it to the majors in 2019.

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