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LA Angels: 3 prospects who should not be included in trade talks

Jo Adell, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
Jo Adell, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
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Reid Detmers
Jun 20, 2019; Omaha, NE, USA; Louisville Cardinals starting pitcher Reid Detmers (42) throws to first base in the ninth inning against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the 2019 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels don’t quite know yet whether they’ll be buyers or sellers this deadline season.

One thing’s for sure though, and that’s that they don’t have the best farm system right now.

Before the season, MLB.com ranked our farm system 25th in the MLB. They don’t have a ton of trade value in the farm, but they’ve got some great prospects who have bright futures. Some of them, however, need to be held onto.

No. 3 LA Angels prospect who should not be included in trade talks: Reid Detmers

Reid Detmers, the 2020 tenth overall pick for the LA Angels, should by no means be traded at the deadline.

Why draft a pitcher, a position the Halos desperately need, and then trade him shortly after?

Detmers is ranked as the number two prospect in the Angels’ system, and for good reason.

He may not be the hardest fireballer out there, but he’s got a beautiful curveball that graded at 60 (80 scale) and can get a lot of Major League hitters out.

From 2014-2019, the Halos took college hitters in half of those years during the first round.

Sure enough, the Halos’ pitching is lagging behind right now. Therefore, when we make a commitment to pitching early in the draft, we need to stick to that.

Detmers is a major part of the future plans for this club. He’s got a lot of trade value, but we need to keep him.

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