2014 Los Angeles Angels Top 20 Prospects

While the Angels’ system is weak, it has taken a step forward in the last 12 months. That’s even with 2013 top prospect Kaleb Cowart struggling in Double A; can he retain the top spot for 2014?

These are not your normal prospect rankings; these are compiled from first hand viewing, scouting reports, and other rankings. In fact, I give the average ranking from all of the sites I used for reference, along with the lowest and highest rankings, median (middle number for those that don’t remember their statistics classes from school) and the mode (most frequent ranking). I also list my ranking from last year. All of this data gives a pretty good idea of where everyone has these guys ranked.

Rank Player Pos
1 Kaleb Cowart 3B Average Low High
2.40 1 4
Median Mode Last Year
2.50 1 1
2 Taylor Lindsey 2B Average Low High
1.90 1 7
Median Mode Last Year
1.00 1 5
3 Hunter Green LHP Average Low High
4.11 1 10
Median Mode Last Year
3.00 3 N/A
4 C.J. Cron 1B Average Low High
3.30 2 6
Median Mode Last Year
3.00 4 3
5 Mark Sappington RHP Average Low High
5.10 3 10
Median Mode Last Year
5.00 5 15
6 R.J. Alvarez RHP Average Low High
6.67 4 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
6.00 6 6
7 Jose Rondon SS Average Low High
6.63 5 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
7.00 7 Not Ranked
8 Nick Maronde RHP Average Low High
9.00 5 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
9.50 11 2
9 Alex Yarbrough 2B Average Low High
7.78 6 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
8.00 8 14
10 Zach Borenstein OF Average Low High
10.14 6 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
10.00 10 Not Ranked
11 Mike Morin RHP Average Low High
9.71 5 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
11.00 11 Not Ranked
12 Natanael Delgado OF Average Low High
12.00 9 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
12.50 14 Not Ranked
13 Luis Jimenez 3B Average Low High
13.20 8 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
13.00 N/A 7
14 Cam Bedrosian RHP Average Low High
13.25 10 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
13.50 N/A 18
15 Reid Scoggins RHP Average Low High
15.83 12 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
15.00 15 Not Ranked
16 Cal Towey 3B Average Low High
13.50 8 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
14.50 N/A Not Ranked
17 Ricardo Sanchez RHP Average Low High
10.40 7 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
9.00 7 Not Ranked
18 Eric Stamets SS Average Low High
13.00 9 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
13.00 10 16
19 Austin Wood RHP Average Low High
15.33 9 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
18.00 N/A 8
20 Michael Roth LHP Average Low High
20.00 20 Not Ranked
Median Mode Last Year
20.00 20 Not Ranked

Others receiving votes from the other sites and the average score: Randal Grichuk, OF (5.00…traded to the Cardinals); Yency Almonte, RHP (14.00); Keynan Middleton, RHP (15.00); Kyle McGowin, RHP (16.00); Michael Clevinger, RHP (16.00); Matt Shoemaker, RHP (16.50); Elliot Morris, RHP (17.00); Ryan Chaffee, RHP (17.00); Mario Martinez, C (18.00); Matt Long, OF (19.00); Victor Alcantara, RHP (21.00).

Lists used: Baseball America, Baseball Instinct, Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, Grading on the Curve, Minor League Ball, Prospect 361, Razzball, Top Prospect Alert.

I still like Cowart at the top; even with the down year, he has the tools to be a great everyday third baseman…or the next Brandon Wood. I think he’ll start the year at Double A Arkansas again and have enough success that he ends the year in Salt Lake.

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