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Where the Angels' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

April 4, 2017

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Angels' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:1. Jahmai Jones -- Burlington Bees (A)

  1. Matt Thaiss -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  2. Brandon Marsh -- Extended spring training
  3. Nate Smith -- Salt Lake

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Angels' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:
1. Jahmai Jones -- Burlington Bees (A)

  1. Matt Thaiss -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  2. Brandon Marsh -- Extended spring training
  3. Nate Smith -- Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
  4. Keynan Middleton -- Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
  5. Grayson Long -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  6. Taylor Ward -- Disabled list
  7. Alex Meyer -- Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
  8. Chris Rodriguez -- Extended spring training
  9. Jaime Barria -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  10. David Fletcher -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
  11. Jose Campos -- Disabled list
  12. Nonie Williams -- Extended spring training
  13. Michael Hermosillo -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  14. Connor Justus -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  15. Eduardo Paredes -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
  16. Cole Duensing -- Extended spring training
  17. Troy Montgomery -- Burlington Bees (A)
  18. Abel De Los Santos -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
  19. Elvin Rodriguez -- Extended spring training
  20. Osmer Morales -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
  21. Brooks Pounders -- Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
  22. Kevin Grendell -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
  23. Jared Foster -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  24. Joe Gatto -- Burlington Bees (A)
  25. Jake Jewell -- Inland Empire 66ers (A Adv)
  26. Julio Garcia -- Extended spring training
  27. Caleb Adams -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
  28. Manny Banuelos -- Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
  29. Kyle Survance -- Disabled list
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    Team to watch
    Of those starting with full-season clubs, there are more Top 30 prospects heading to the California League to play for the Inland Empire 66ers than other club. There are seven total, headlined by 2016 first-round pick Matt Thaiss, and five of the seven are in the club's Top 15. If you want to be patient, there are seven players in extended spring training, with some intriguing talent from the 2016 Draft class (Brandon Marsh, Chris Rodriguez, Nonie Williams and Cole Duensing) all awaiting their assignments.
    Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2017 season
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    Salt Lake Bees
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    New faces
    The Angels acquired some talent in unusual ways this past offseason. Vicente Campos was a waiver claim, as was Abel De Los Santos. Osmer Morales and former top prospect Manny Banuelos were Minor League free agent signings. All four will get a chance to show what they can do in the upper levels of the Angels' system.
    On the shelf
    Taylor Ward, the club's top pick from the 2015 Draft, has a mild oblique strain and should return to action later this month. Campos has a right forearm issue. Survance is coming back from last year's Tommy John surgery and should be ready to go in May.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.