Here's where Angels Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 8th, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Angels Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

1. Reid Detmers (MLB No. 21), LHP -- Los Angeles (MLB)
2. Sam Bachman, RHP -- Injured (back spasms)
3. Arol Vera, SS -- Inland Empire (Single-A)
4. Kyren Paris, SS -- Tri-City (High-A)
5. Ky Bush, LHP -- Rocket City (Double-A)
6. Denzer Guzman, SS -- Extended spring training
7. Jordyn Adams, OF -- Tri-City (High-A)
8. Jeremiah Jackson, SS -- Rocket City (Double-A)
9. Edgar Quero, C -- Inland Empire (Single-A)
10. Adrian Placencia, SS -- Inland Empire (Single-A)
11. Janson Junk, RHP -- Salt Lake (Triple-A)
12. Alexander Ramirez, OF -- Inland Empire (Single-A)
13. Davis Daniel, RHP -- Salt Lake (Triple-A)
14. Mason Albright, LHP -- Inland Empire (Single-A)
15. Landon Marceaux, RHP -- Tri-City (High-A)
16. Jack Kochanowicz, RHP -- Injured
17. Austin Warren, RHP -- Los Angeles (MLB)
18. Chase Silseth, RHP -- Rocket City (Double-A)
19. Alejandro Hidalgo, RHP -- Inland Empire (Single-A)
20. Nelson Rada, OF -- Dominican academy
21. Randy De Jesus, OF -- Dominican academy
22. Brendon Davis, SS -- Salt Lake (Triple-A)
23. Coleman Crow, RHP -- Rocket City (Double-A)
24. Werner Blakely, SS -- Inland Empire (Single-A)
25. Mason Erla, RHP -- Rocket City (Double-A)
26. Ryan Smith, LHP -- Salt Lake (Triple-A)
27. Michael Stefanic, 2B -- Salt Lake (Triple-A)
28. Elvis Peguero, RHP -- Salt Lake (Triple-A)
29. Luke Murphy, RHP -- Rocket City (Double-A)
30. D'Shawn Knowles, OF -- Inland Empire (Single-A)

Team to watch
The Angels’ efforts in Latin America are reflected in the roster in Inland Empire, which has eight Top 30 prospects on the roster. Three are in the top 10: Arol Vera, Edgar Quero and Adrian Placencia. The Draft is also represented, with 2021 draftee Mason Albright the biggest name.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Salt Lake
Double-A Rocket City
Single-A Inland Empire

New faces
The Angels added to the deep crop of international talent with a pair of players who received seven-figure bonuses when the international signing period opened in January. Outfielders Nelson Rada and Randy De Jesus got $1.85 million and $1.2 million, respectively, to join the organization, and they will get started in the Dominican Summer League.

On the shelf
Sam Bachman, the club’s 2021 first-round pick, is the type of arm that could move quickly because of his plus-plus stuff, with his fastball-slider combination electric enough to get big league hitters out right now. But Angels fans will have to wait a little bit, as back spasms have slowed him out of the gate this spring.