Angels top prospects of the week

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Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Angels prospects in the Minor Leagues:

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Angels prospects in the Minor Leagues:

Top prospect performers

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Wednesday, Aug. 21: Adell’s first two Bees homers won’t count
Jo Adell hit his first two home runs at the Triple-A level … kind of. The Angels’ top prospect and the No. 4 prospect in the game went deep in his first two at-bats for the Salt Lake Bees Wednesday, but the game was cancelled due to rain in the fifth inning and will not be made up. So while his box score won’t show those two homers, they definitely happened, and demonstrated just one of Adell’s many talents. The 2017 first-round MLB Draft pick receives a grade of 55 or higher in every scouting category, and isn’t far off from playing alongside another five-tool player in Mike Trout in the Angels’ outfield. Wednesday’s prospect stats »

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Pina whiffs 9 for Bees
No. 27 prospect Robinson Pina struck out nine batters without giving up a run for a second straight start as he pitched Class A Burlington past Beloit, 5-3. Throwing 82 pitches (57 strikes) in the outing, he yielded three hits and a walk over five scoreless innings. The 20-year-old right-hander ranks second among Midwest League hurlers with 136 strikeouts — behind Bees teammate and Angels No. 17 prospect Hector Yan (142) — and owns a 3.88 ERA with 53 walks in 99 2/3 innings on the season. He’s shown improved control while pitching better of late, though, posting a 1.17 ERA and 36/5 K/BB over his list last 20 1/3 frames (five starts). Tuesday’s prospect stats »

Monday, Aug. 19: Adams homers, reaches base five times
Jordyn Adams
did it all with a single, triple, home run and two walks on Monday for Class A Burlington. The Angels’ No. 3 prospect now has hits in seven straight and has 15 hits over his past 10 games as he continues to heat up in August. Hes also walked (7) more than he’s struck out (6) over that span, so the 19-year-old is seeing the ball well. Adams’ seventh home run is part of a power progression that has some real potential as he develops, and his speed should start to impact games more, too, as he gains experience. Adams has 15 stolen bases this season, and his 80-grade speed makes him one of the most gifted runners in the Minor Leagues. Monday’s prospect stats »

Sunday, Aug. 18: Walsh continues big year with homer for Salt Lake
Angels No. 22 prospect Jared Walsh extended his Triple-A Salt Lake hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-5, multi-extra-base hit performance in the Bees’ loss against El Paso. The 26-year-old drove in three runs with one swing of the bat in the eighth inning, when he connected on his 31st home run of the season and 60th in 216 games since the start of 2018. Walsh also hit a double in the contest, his 27th. The former 39th-round pick (2015) and two-way player is having a monster season at the plate, hitting .325/.429/.648 with 74 RBIs over 88 Triple-A games, and sports a 2.45 ERA in 11 relief appearances. Sunday’s prospect stats »

Saturday, Aug. 17: Adell breaks out of slump
Jo Adell
had been mired in a 3-for-32, 16-strikeout slump over his previous seven games before recording a pair of doubles on Friday. The Angels’ top prospect (No. 4 overall) made it back-to-back multihit games Saturday with a 2-for-4 performance that included another double and a pair of runs. The 20-year-old outfielder is batting just .233 since his promotion to Triple-A, though, overall, Adell has produced a .287/.364/.496 line with 10 homers in 63 games across three levels in 2019. Saturday’s prospect stats »

Friday, Aug. 9: Another day, another Angels prospect with three homers
Angels No. 27 prospect Michael Hermosillo put on a power-hitting clinic by homering in his first three at-bats for Triple-A Salt Lake. After going back-to-back with Justin Bour in the first inning, Hermosillo connected on a two-run homer in the second and then added a solo shot in the fourth before finishing 3-for-5 with four RBIs. The multi-homer performance was Hermosillo’s third in his last nine games and gives him a career-high 14 homers on the season — 10 of which he’s hit in 14 games this month. It was an impressive follow-up to Thursday’s action in the Minors for Angels players, as a pair of prospects had multihomer games of their own. Friday’s prospect stats »

Thursday, August 15: Prospect duo combines for five homers
Home runs tend to come in bunches for Jeremiah Jackson, and the Angels’ No. 5 prospect blasted three of them on Thursday night to drive in a career-high five runs for the Orem Owlz. It was his sixth multi-homer game of the season and second in his past four games. Jackson, a 19-year-old shortstop and former second-round pick (2018), leads the Pioneer League with 20 home runs — a total he’s reached in just 52 games — 50 RBIs and 132 total bases.

Also busting out with a multi-homer game Thursday was Angels No. 12 prospect Trent Deveaux, who hit a pair of solo shots and extended his hitting streak to seven games with a 3-for-5 performance out of the leadoff spot in the Arizona League. The 19-year-old outfielder is batting .269 with five homers and 14 steals in 43 games this season. Deveaux has 80-grade speed and is regarded as one of the best athletes in the Angels’ system, albeit one who likely will require considerable time to develop in the Minor Leagues. Thursday’s prospect stats »

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