Former catcher Thaiss No. 10 prospect at first

Matt Thaiss is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Angels’ No. 5 prospect and the No. 10 first-base prospect in baseball. Los Angeles selected the 22-year-old with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 Draft out of the University of Virginia. He was the second New Jersey native drafted in the first round by the Angels, after Mike Trout in 2009. Matt Thaiss is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the…

January 19, 2018
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Simmons a sure thing at short; Cozart insurance

With the start of Spring Training drawing closer, anticipation is building for the 2018 season. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb. 13, so it’s time to break down the Angels’ roster. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups heading into the season. We’ve already looked at the Angels’ situations…

January 18, 2018
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Young signs Minor League deal with Angels

ANAHEIM — The Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Eric Young Jr., giving the outfielder a chance to return for a second season with the Major League club and compete for a bench spot in 2018. Young, 32, batted .264 with a .754 OPS, four home runs and 12 stolen bases in 47 games with the Angels in 2017, most notably giving the club a…

January 4, 2018
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Pujols' 600th HR, trades among '17 highlights

ANAHEIM — The Angels fell short of their playoff goals after going 80-82 and finishing second in the American League West in 2017, but the year was still filled with plenty of highlights worth remembering. Here’s a look back at the Angels’ top five moments from 2017: ANAHEIM — The Angels fell short of their playoff goals after going 80-82 and finishing second in the American League West in 2017,…

December 30, 2017
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Angels' Marsh primed for breakout in '18

As we all prepare to turn the calendar from 2017 and look onward, we at MLB Pipeline are starting to wrap our head around who might be on our 2018 Top 100 Prospects list, due out in late January. We’re also working to figure out our team top 30 lists. As that effort continues, there are always players who jump out as breakout candidates. Some are coming off of injuries,…

December 29, 2017
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Inbox: What's next for Angels this offseason?

Will they go after a closer or bullpen arm? – Anthony Madrigal Jr. (@tribaltony82) December 18, 2017 I don’t expect the Angels to go after elite closers such as Greg Holland and Wade Davis this offseason, but a lower-tier reliever could be a possibility. General manager Billy Eppler and his staff have shown a penchant for finding inexpensive pitching talent to fill out their bullpen, with Yusmeiro Petit, Bud Norris…

December 28, 2017
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Decision looms at 1st in Halos' new-look lineup

ANAHEIM — Within a 48-hour span earlier this month, the Angels revamped their infield by acquiring veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers and signing longtime shortstop Zack Cozart to a three-year, $38 million deal to play third base. While the moves solved two of the Halos’ biggest holes this offseason, one side effect is that they also created a murky situation at first base. With Cozart slated to…

December 26, 2017
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Enberg's bond with baseball set him apart

At his core, Dick Enberg was a baseball man, and he was one of the gold standards for all of broadcast sports. There was an intimacy in his work. To hear that soothing voice felt like you were catching up with an old friend. This is the thing the great ones have. Jack Buck and Vin Scully certainly had it. Ernie Harwell did too, perhaps better than anyone. Baseball lends…

December 22, 2017
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Halos will have MLB's third largest scoreboard

ANAHEIM — Angel Stadium is getting a few notable upgrades this offseason. Daktronics, a South Dakota-based electronic scoreboard manufacturer, announced Monday that it will be continuing its partnership with the Angels by installing 14 LED displays amounting to more than 23,000 square feet at Angel Stadium ahead of the 2018 season. ANAHEIM — Angel Stadium is getting a few notable upgrades this offseason. Daktronics, a South Dakota-based electronic scoreboard manufacturer,…

December 19, 2017
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New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

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November 19, 2017
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