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

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No. 1 LA Angels prospect who should be on your radar in 2022: Reid Detmers

Reid Detmers was the lone LA Angel on the Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list. He's the best prospect we have, other than for instance Brandon Marsh or Jo Adell who aren't necessarily still considered 'prospects' in this context. If there was any silver lining to the amount of injuries we had last year, it was that we were able to get many young pitchers a chance to come up and develop early.

Detmers got five starts at the Big League level last season, and while he wasn't lights out (1-3, 7.40 ERA) he did show that he had the 'stuff' to succeed at the Big League level. We saw him working on his slider, which was one of the top items on his to-do list.

He already had good control with his fastball and curveball, which is why I'm not concerned that he's not your prototypical fireballer. It makes sense why Baseball America ranked him the 28th prospect in baseball.

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He'll be competing for that last rotation spot, unless the Angels make a move in free agency or the trade market to bolster the rotation. All of these guys should be players that we as fans follow in 2022. All will likely play a role in the future of this franchise.