LA Angels Prospects: Surging Brandon Marsh called up to the big leagues

Brandon Marsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Brandon Marsh, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Elite prospect Brandon Marsh had been killing it in the LA Angels‘ farm system since he came back from his shoulder injury.

Hitting .417/.481/.792 with three tanks and 13 RBI in the 12 games, Marsh has been as good as it gets since his return.

He played in the Arizona Complex League for the first four games of the 12, and then headed over to Triple-A Salt Lake. Marsh ran through the Triple-A pitching, hitting .382/.417/.725 with a couple dingers and six runs driven in. It was time for him to come up to the Majors, and Joe Maddon finally made the call.

LA Angels’ number one prospect Brandon Marsh was called up to the Majors for Sunday’s game.

Brandon Marsh started in center field for the LA Angels.

It looked like the chances of Marsh coming up this season may have been trending downwards a little bit with the Adam Eaton signing.

Marsh earned the call, however, due to his dominant play in Triple-A.

The fact of the matter is, Mike Trout may be out longer than we expect. We need outfield depth and Marsh can play center.

Interestingly, when Trout was placed on the 60-day IL, today was his target return date.

While we’re of course bummed that he still can’t be playing, we at least have something else to celebrate.

Marsh smoked Triple-A pitching ever since he returned. Next

Marsh, a former second-round draft pick, has a very bright future in this league. Him making his career debut is a big step in the right direction for both him and the entire organization.