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3 LA Angels prospects who should be on your radar in 2022

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No. 2 LA Angels prospect who should be on your radar in 2022: Sam Bachman

Sam Bachman is a guy that the LA Angels have a lot of hope for going forward. He wasn't listed on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list this year, but many consider him a snub. Bachman, who hails from Miami University of Ohio, was our first round pick last year (No. 9 overall). And he played well in Single-A ball last year, recording a 3.77 ERA in five starts, recording just a 1.186 WHIP this past season.

Those aren't great numbers, but he struck out 9.4 per nine frames and only allowed 0.6 homers per nine. He also wasn't there for a long time due to him just being drafted last year. To find a bigger sample size, we have to analyze what he did in college.

And in 12 starts in the NCAA last year, he was truly lights out. He recorded a 1.81 ERA to go along with an 0.771 WHIP and fanned 14 batters per nine innings. The right-hander can get over 100 mph on his fastball, and has the makings of a really good changeup.

If he can improve his command on said changeup, he'll be ready. It already grades out a 55 (20 to 80 scale). Again, don't expect him to be up this year, but if the injury bug bites again, you truly never know.

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