On Twitter: @mhermosillo10...Originally signed by Angels' scout Joel Murrie...Prepped at Ottawa Township High School (Ottawa, IL)...Played baseball, football and ran track...As a senior, named to Illinois Coaches Association Class 3A All-State Team and News Tribune All-Area Team (.485 AVG, 30 RBI, 36 runs, 11 2B, 3 3B)...Also named to Max Preps All-American Team (2nd team)...In football, set a school record, rushing for 352 yards and five touchdowns on just nine carries in August of 2012.
Limited to a combined 82 games throughout Angels organization due to injury...Started the season on the I.L. with a core muscle injury...Activated June 3rd following two rehab games with Adv.-A Inland Empire...Appeared in two different stints for the Angels seeing action at all three outfield positions...Following initial option to Triple-A Salt Lake (June 5), was one of four different Bees to tally 15 home runs: Jared Walsh, Jose Rojas and Taylor Ward.
Saw first career Major League action across five different stints with the Angels... Major League debut May 18th, starting in right field (1-for-4, 2B) and doubling in first at-bat...Connected for first big league homer Sept. 24 vs. Texas... Saw action in all three outfield positions at the Major League level (12 G in CF, 12 G in RF and 4 G in RF), making just one error in 165.2 innings in the field... In 68 games with Triple-A Salt Lake, hit .267 (73/273) with 14 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs, 46 RBI and 10 stolen bases...Finished the season tied for the team lead in stolen bases... Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the Angels #13 prospect...Added to the 40-man prior to the season...Received second career invite to Major League Spring Training (also, 2017)... Played for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the 2018 campaign.
Performance in 2017 led to his being tabbed the 2018 #10 prospect in the Angels' organization by Baseball America ... Spent time at three different levels of the Angels organization...Led all Halo farmhands with a combined 35 stolen bases ... Began the season with Single-A Inland Empire before promotion to Double-A Mobile Apr. 24...Spent a majority of the year with the BayBears and hit .303 (30/99) with six doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and nine stolen bases in the month of July...The 21 steals with Mobile were good for fourth in the Southern League ... Promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake Aug. 3, finishing the season batti ng .287 (33/115) with six doubles, a triple, five home runs and 16 RBI ... Was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training...Marked first invite to Major League camp...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the 16th-best prospect in the Angels system.