LA Angels spring training guide: 5 prospects to keep an eye on

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Brandon Marsh has been a bit overshadowed most of the time he has been with the Angels by his good friend and teammate Jo Adell. Despite being one year younger, Adell reached almost every level, including Major League, just before Marsh.

I’m here to tell you, do not sleep on Brandon Marsh.

The 23-year old is a very talented player in his own right, and when he gets his chance to come to Anaheim, fans will see a five-tool player with a tremendous upside.

The upside to Brandon Marsh brings hope to a potentially dominant Angels outfield.

The Angels could end up having three all-stars in the outfield with Trout, Adell, and Marsh. This could anchor the franchise for many years to come, along with third baseman Anthony Rendon.

Marsh will get a shot to crack the roster in 2021, provided he is not traded for a pitcher at some point. Marsh’s impact may be minimal in Anaheim in 2021, but in the future, it could be great.

Marsh can provide some power from the left side of the plate to help the Angels line-up be more balanced as Shohei Ohtani is the only left-handed bat with any pop right now for the Halos.

Do I expect Brandon Marsh to make a great impact for the Angels to begin this season? Probably not, but you never know. A great spring camp plus and injuries could pave the way for Marsh to the big leagues sooner than expected.

If not now, in the future Marsh could make a big splash and join an already potent line-up with Trout, Rendon, David Fletcher, and hopefully a more seasoned Jo Adell.

What makes Marsh more special, like Adell, is that he possesses great speed, a strong arm, and a good glove. So keep your eye on Brandon Marsh Angel fans. He could be special.