2012 Los Angeles Angles Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Los Angeles Angels Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Los Angeles Angels Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Mike Trout OF
Born: 8/7/1991
Highest Level Reached: MLB Los Angeles Angels
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .326, 18(2B), 13(3B), 11HR, 38RBI, 33SB
MAJORS: .220, 6(2B), 5HR, 16RBI

#2 Jean Segura 2B
Born: 3/17/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Inland Empire 66ers
2011 Combined Stats: .293, 13(2B), 4(3B), 4HR, 26RBI, 18SB

#3 Garrett Richards RHP
Born: 5/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Los Angeles Angels
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 12-2, 3.15ERA, 143IP, 40BB, 103K, .233BAA
MAJORS: 0-2, 5.79ERA, 14IP, 7BB, 9K, .291BAA

#4 C.J. Cron 1B
Born: 1/5/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Orem Owlz
2011 Combined Stats: .308, 5(2B), 1(3B), 13HR, 41RBI

#5 Kaleb Cowart 3B
Born: 6/2/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Orem Owlz
2011 Combined Stats: .283, 12(2B), 3(3B), 7HR, 40RBI, 11SB

#6 Johnny Hellweg RHP
Born: 10/29/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Inland Empire 66ers
2011 Combined Stats: 6-4, 3.73ERA, 89.1IP, 59BB, 113K, .229BAA

#7 Taylor Lindsey 2B
Born: 12/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Orem Owlz
2011 Combined Stats: .362, 28(2B), 6(3B), 9HR, 46RBI, 10SB

#8 Chevez Clarke OF
Born: 1/9/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Angels
2011 Combined Stats: .226, 5(2B), 10(3B), 3HR, 27RBI

#9 Alexi Amarista 2B
Born: 4/6/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Los Angeles Angels
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .292, 24(2B), 5(3B), 4HR, 50RBI, 15SB
MAJORS: .154, 3(2B), 1(3B), 5RBI

#10 Nick Maronde LHP
Born: 9/5/1989
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Orem Owlz
2011 Combined Stats: 5-0, 2.14ERA, 46.1IP, 15BB, 50K, .217BAA

#11 Matt Shoemaker RHP
Born: 9/27/1986
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Arkansas Travelers
2011 Combined Stats: 12-7, 3.15ERA, 177.1IP, 47BB, 141K, .240BAA

#12 Nick Mutz RHP
Born: 6/15/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Orem Owlz
2011 Combined Stats: 2-3, 2.31ERA, 2 Saves, 23.1IP, 5BB, 25K, .230BAA

#13 Fabio Martinez-Mesa RHP
Born: 10/29/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernels
2011 Combined Stats: Injured In 2011 – Pitched 2.1 Innings Of Rehab For Rookie League AZL Angels

#14 Trevor Reckling LHP
Born: 5/22/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Arkansas Travelers
2011 Combined Stats: 4-7, 3.73ERA, 99IP, 35BB, 63K, .274BAA

#15 Austin Wood RHP
Born: 7/11/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Orem Owlz
2011 Combined Stats: 0-0, 20.25ERA, 1.1IP, 0BB, 1K, .500BAA (6th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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