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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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AAron Hernandez who grew up in Texas reminds me of a former Angel great from the Lonestar State
ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 22: Young Angel Prospect Aaron Hernandez reminds me of fellow Texan John Lackey (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /

#7 – Aaron Hernandez – RHP 3rd round pick (2018) out of Texas A&M Corpus-Christi 

Aaron Hernandez has a similar look to Angels former ace John Lackey and with his Texas-drawl you can tell that he exudes a toughness that should serve him well.  Now his numbers so far are not eye-popping at the moment, but the potential is there for the 6’1 180 LB pitcher from Corpus Christi who just turned 22.

Hernandez has the ability to touch 96 but usually sits between 92-94 MPH with his fastball.  Hernandez has pitched in 10 games with 8 starts. He has pitched in 35 innings with 40 hits with an 0-1 record and a 4.29 ERA. He has struck out 41 batters and walked 23 batters that has led to a 1.766 WHIP.

Hernandez has a tremendous upside which is why he was the first pitcher the Angels drafted in 2018 with their third pick.  You will probably see him stay in Single-A the rest of the season unless he just gets hot the rest of the way.

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