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Top pick Wilson agrees to deal with Angels

June 10, 2019

ANAHEIM -- The Angels agreed to terms with No. 15 overall pick Will Wilson from North Carolina State University, the club announced Monday. The Angels signed him for $3.4 million, according to a Major League source. It's under the slot value of $3,885,800. • Draft Tracker: Complete pick-by-pick coverage Wilson

Halos add arms, more two-way talent in Draft

June 5, 2019

ANAHEIM -- After selecting shortstops with their first two picks of the 2019 MLB Draft, the Angels put an emphasis on pitching the rest of the way, drafting 14 straight pitchers from the third to 16th rounds, and 26 pitchers out of their 40 selections overall. The three-day Draft concluded

Halos go on pitching run on Day 2 of Draft

June 4, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Much like last season when the Angels drafted a run of eight pitchers on Day 2 of the Draft, the Halos selected eight pitchers again in rounds 3-10 on Tuesday, including highly touted third-rounder Jack Kochanowicz from Harriton High School in Pennsylvania. The Angels didn't draft a position

Angels draft shortstops Wilson, Paris on Day 1

June 4, 2019

ANAHEIM -- The Angels selected a collegiate position player with their first pick for the first time under scouting director Matt Swanson, as they took shortstop Will Wilson from North Carolina State with the No. 15 overall pick in the MLB Draft on Monday night. But with their second selection,

Will Halos follow familiar formula early in Draft?

Angels have taken athletic outfielders recently in early rounds
June 3, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Under general manager Billy Eppler, the Angels have done an impressive job of restocking their once-barren farm system in recent years. The club has the chance to add more impact talent with the 2019 MLB Draft, which begins today. The 2019 Draft will take place today through Wednesday,

Suarez to start vs. Mariners in Majors debut

June 2, 2019

SEATTLE -- Left-hander José Suarez arrived at T-Mobile Park on Saturday ahead of his Major League debut on Sunday, and the Angels' No. 5 prospect is excited for the opportunity. At first it was unknown whether he would start or appear after an opener, but the call was made after

Source: Angels set to call up prospect Suarez

Southpaw in line to make MLB debut Sunday at Seattle
May 31, 2019

SEATTLE -- The Angels are calling up another top pitching prospect to join their rotation, as lefty Jose Suarez will be recalled to make his big league debut against the Mariners on Sunday, according to a Major League source. The club, however, hasn't announced the news, and manager Brad Ausmus

Heaney set for 2019 debut on Sunday

Barria recalled from Triple-A; No. 1 prospect Adell reinstated
May 25, 2019

ANAHEIM -- The Angels’ rotation is set to get a boost, as left-hander Andrew Heaney will make his season debut on Sunday against the Rangers, manager Brad Ausmus said Friday. Heaney threw a bullpen without any issues on Thursday and was cleared to join the rotation for the first time

Two-way prospect Walsh makes Majors debut

Upton continues to make progress; top prospect Adell nearing return
May 15, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Angels broke the mold with Shohei Ohtani serving as a two-way player last season en route to winning the American League Rookie of the Year Award, and they added another two-way player on Wednesday, as they selected the contract of first baseman/reliever Jared Walsh from Triple-A Salt

Calhoun placed on paternity list; Rengifo recalled

Halos, Twins visit children’s hospital; Skaggs meets the Vikings
May 15, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Angels placed right fielder Kole Calhoun on the paternity list before Tuesday’s game against the Twins, and called up second baseman Luis Rengifo from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his place on the roster. Calhoun, who flew to Southern California for the birth of his second child

Angels option veteran Bour to Triple-A

May 15, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- In a surprise move, the Angels optioned veteran first baseman Justin Bour to Triple-A Salt Lake after Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Twins. In a corresponding move, the Angels called up outfielder/reliever Jared Walsh ahead of Wednesday's finale against the Twins. According to MLB Pipeline, Walsh is the

Canning impresses Angels in big league debut

Goodwin's 8th-inning homer lifts Halos over Blue Jays
May 1, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Right-hander Griffin Canning showed some impressive flashes in his Major League debut and Brian Goodwin provided the game-winning run with a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Angels to a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays in the series opener on Tuesday night at

No. 2 prospect Canning to debut vs. Toronto

Pena, Stratton to work out of the 'pen; Goodwin returns to KC
April 26, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Angels manager Brad Ausmus revealed Friday that Griffin Canning will make his Major League debut on Tuesday when he starts the homestand opener against Toronto. Canning, who is Los Angeles' No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, got off to an impressive start for Triple-A Salt Lake this

Angels' No. 7 prospect replaces injured Cozart

Infielder Rengifo excited for first callup to Major Leagues
April 26, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Second baseman Luis Rengifo, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Angels’ No. 7 prospect, was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday to replace third baseman Zack Cozart, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a neck strain he sustained on Monday. Rengifo started at second

5 AL West prospects to watch early in 2019

April 11, 2019

The Minor League baseball season is under way and now is the time to start monitoring prospects, as many could have an impact this season in the American League West. Of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects, 17 are with organizations in the division, but even those not ranked among the

These 5 teams could make impact moves

April 4, 2019

The MLB standings obviously don’t tell us much at this early stage, and neither, really, do the team rosters. Baseball has an inordinate number of games, and with that comes an inordinate amount of turnover between the starting point and the finish line. As Zack Meisel of The Athletic recently

Inbox: Mize vs. Wright,  Franco vs. Adell

March 21, 2019

This is my last Pipeline Inbox before Opening Day, so it's time to get my 2019 predictions on the record ... AL Division Winners: Red Sox, Indians, Astros AL Wild Cards: Yankees, Twins NL Division Winners: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers NL Wild Cards: Brewers, Mets AL Championship Series: Astros over Red

Fast-rising, high-ceiling prospects dot Halos farm

March 12, 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that the Los Angeles Angels had one of the worst farm system in baseball, if not the worst. But after several years spent adding talent via the Draft, trades and the international market, the Angels now boast a system that’s teeming with fast-rising, high-ceiling prospects.

Adell (hamstring, ankle) to return in 10-12 weeks

Angels top prospect was injured running the bases
March 10, 2019

TEMPE -- Results of an MRI on Angels top prospect Jo Adell confirmed a Grade 2+ right ankle sprain and a Grade 1+ left hamstring strain, the Angels announced Sunday night. A general timeline for return to play is 10-12 weeks. Adell sustained the injuries Saturday while running the bases

How the Halos' top prospects are faring

Seven of Angels' top 10 farmhands are in big league camp
March 3, 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels have plenty of youth on display this spring with seven of their top 10 prospects and 14 of their top 30 prospects, as ranked by MLB Pipeline, in big league camp. The Angels’ farm system is on the rise, and it’s clear much of their

Here are the Angels' 2019 Top 30 Prospects

February 22, 2019

Once upon a time, the Angels had one of the worst farm systems in baseball. These days, that's a story of a bygone era. Under the watchful eye of general manager Billy Eppler, the Angels have built up a system to be proud of. While it's not quite top 10-caliber

No. 2 prospect Canning reflects on RCDP

January 14, 2019

ANAHEIM -- After being selected in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of UCLA, right-hander Griffin Canning advanced quickly through the Minor Leagues in his first year of pro ball in '18, reaching Triple-A by season's end.Canning, the club's No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, could get

Will Angels look to add Kikuchi to rotation?

Japanese star attended the same high school as Ohtani
December 4, 2018

One year ago, the Angels made a surprise splash by beating out a deep field of suitors to land two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani.A similar courtship will soon begin in earnest for yet another Japanese star, as left-hander Yusei Kikuchi was officially posted by the Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball

Suarez, Rengifo lead trio added to 40-man roster

Fernandez, Bridwell designated for assignment to clear space
November 20, 2018

The Angels announced Tuesday that they've added left-hander Jose Suarez, infielder Luis Rengifo and right-hander Luis Madero to their 40-man roster, shielding the trio of prospects from next month's Rule 5 Draft. Infielder Jose Fernandez and right-hander Parker Bridwell were designated for assignment to clear space on the club's 40-man

Adell's 2nd Turkey Drive a hit back home

Halos' top prospect delivers turkeys, stuffing, canned goods to 250 Louisville families
November 19, 2018

Jo Adell grew up watching his mom, Nicole, dedicate herself to her students and advocate for their well-being as the principal of Newberg Middle School in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. That same drive to give back has now embedded itself in Adell, who is finding his own ways to