The Los Angeles Angels farm system has improved greatly in past five years. In large part to successful draft selections, trade acquisitions and strategic international signings.
A lack of strong pitching has been an Achilles’ heel plaguing the Los Angeles Angels over the past few seasons. It shouldn’t surprise observers that the team focused on developed pitchers in the draft, using all 20 selections exclusively on pitchers.
The Babe Ruth comparisons continued as the Angels Shohei Ohtani arrived in Denver for the 2021 All-Star festivities. The two-way sensation is not Ruth. There will never be another Babe Ruth. However, in many ways, he may be something better. He’s ShowTime! Something needed in today’s often cynical sports world. Evident in his epic first-round derby battle with another young face of baseball.
In mid-May, the Angels cut Albert Pujols and lost perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout to injury. They have responded by playing winning baseball since
Shohei Ohtani is now fully healed from the Tommy John surgery that limited him exclusively to designated hitter the past two seasons. The 26-year-old right-handed pitcher took the mound at Yankee Stadium yesterday afternoon for his 12th game started this year.
Thursday marks the two-year anniversary of the death of former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Tuesday, attorney’s representing the widow and family of Skaggs filed a wrongful death suit against his former employer.
Los Angeles Angels second-year pitching coach Mickey Callaway has been on leave since February 1. Wednesday afternoon Major League Baseball concluded their four-month investigation in the matter by placing him on the Ineligible List.