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LA Angels top 10 prospects in Single-A are sizzling!!!

By David Rice
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim returns to the dugout after pitching a scoreless first inning of his major league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 30, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim returns to the dugout after pitching a scoreless first inning of his major league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 30, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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30th round Pick Connor Higgins showing some promise
ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 31: 30th round draft pick Connor Higgins could end up on the Angel Stadium mound one day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

#9 – Connor Higgins – LHP 30th Round Pick out of Arizona State (2018)

Connor Higgins is not a name you probably have ever heard of even if you are a diehard Angels fan.  Higgins has pitched very well so far this season.  Higgins started out in Low Single-A Burlington and set the Midwest League on fire with A 94-96 MPH fastball and he also throws a change-up, curve ball, and a split-fingered that complement the “Express”.

Higgins is 3-4 with a 3.00 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 30 innings of work between Burlington and Inland Empire.  Higgins walked 20 batters which led to a high WHIP of 1.40.  However what is most impressive is Higgins opponents’ batting average of .198.

Higgins exudes confidence when he takes the mound and at 6’5 240 LBS he can be a very intimidating force on the mound.  He had one bad outing his last time out in Inland Empire that ballooned his ERA some (1 IP 5 hits 5 ER). If not for that Higgins ERA would be 1.50 instead of 3.00.  He could advance to Double-A Mobile before the end of this season if he shows that outing as an anomaly.

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