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az-fall-leagueUnfortunately I’m not talking about spring training, though hopefully we can blink and that will be here!  What I am talking about is the Arizona Fall League and the 8 Angels prospects currently playing there.  How the heck are they all doing after just over a week of play?

Position Players:

Kaleb Cowart – This top 4 Angels prospect is batting a dismal .069 with 29 at bats and only 2 hits.  Considering the meek numbers he has put up in 2013 and 2014 for Arkansas, he’s feeling less and less “top”.

Chad Hinshaw – Hinshaw is doing ok so far with a .250 average in 20 at bats.  Three of his 5 hits have been doubles so he appears to be hitting the ball when he does hit.

Eric Stamets – Stamets only has 12 at bats so far but already has twice as many hits as Kaleb.  He also has a triple but it’s too early to tell on this one.

Cal Towey – The best of the position player bunch so far.  Towey is batting .357 with 14 at bats and 2 stolen bases.  He put up some decent numbers at Inland Empire in 2014 so definitely holds some promise.  Let’s see what he can do with some more at bats.


Trevor Gott – Gott has pitched relief in 3 games, giving up zero runs along with 2 strikeouts, zero walks and only 2 hits.

Chris O’Grady – O’Grady has only pitched once with a 3.2 inning outing.  He only have up 1 hit and didn’t walk a batter while striking out 1.  Not much to go on but a strong first outing.

Mark Sappington – Three relief appearances with two of them being far from impressive.  Sappington has a 9.00 ERA and has give up 6 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs over 3 innings.

Nate Smith – This #18 prospect has notched 6.1 innings of work with a 2.84 ERA.  He’s struck out 3, walked 4 and given up 3 hits.  Nothing too impressive so far.



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