Angels News: Denny Brady added to 60-man player pool

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The Los Angeles Angels have made another addition to their 60-man player pool, bringing prospect Denny Brady to summer camp.

The Los Angeles Angels continue to make the most liberal use of the 60-man player pool of any team in baseball. On Wednesday they made yet another addition to their summer camp roster, adding pitcher Denny Brady to the collection of arms.

The Angels started the summer with 55 players splashing around in the 60-man. Since July 1st, they have added two draft picks to the mix (Reid Detmers and Adam Seminaris), as well as waiver claim Jacob Rhame, and pitchers Adrian De Horta, Garrett Stallings, and now Denny Brady.

For those keeping track at home, that means the Angels have officially added 61 players to their 60-man player pool. However, the actual count currently stands at 54, as Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reminds us, as the Halos have also moved several players to the COVID-list. Those on the double-secret, but not-so-secret list do not count toward the team’s 60-man player pool.

A seventh-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, Brady is entering his fourth season in the Angels system, having played at Inland Empire in 2019. In a career-high 76.2 innings of work, Brady went 3-9 with a 3.64 ERA, a 1.343 WHIP, and a solid 10.1 K/9.

Given his performance at High-A Inland in 2019, Brady was expected to climb to Double-A Mobile in 2020. However, with the lost minor league season he was among a number of minor league players and that led to some worries about whether he would stick with the organization during the shutdown, as he conveyed to The Press of Atlantic City.

Instead, he’ll be joining his Angels teammates in Anaheim as a late addition to summer camp. Rather than be forced to find training facilities to work in, Brady will not miss much development time by playing in intrasquad games with other Angels’ minor leaguers and non-roster invitees.

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The addition of Brady comes as the Angels were forced to place fellow pitcher Parker Markel to the injured list.