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Dominick Lorenz

Halos Heaven Podcast - January 2022 #10: Kyren Paris Interview

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The 20-Year-Old #4 Prospect Shined At The Lower Levels Of The Angels Farm System In 2021, While Displaying A Strong Sense Of Maturity

In this episode of the Halos Heaven Podcast, Dominick Lorenz sits down via Zoom with Angels Minor League Infielder Kyren Paris (#4 Prospect) to discuss the 2021 season, experiencing the “Alternative Site” during the 2020 pandemic shortened season as well as...

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Arianna Evans

2021 Angels Player Review: Kean Wong

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Wong’s second stint with the Angels lasted longer than the first but came to the same end with his release

Kean Wong was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 4th round of the 2013 draft and was the 128th overall pick. He worked his way up through the Rays minor league system until he made his MLB debut on September 5th, 2019 and was DFA’d on the 22nd. His first stint with the Angels was when they picked him up on September 24th after his time with Tampa...

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Arianna Evans

2021 Angels Player Review: Tony Watson

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Watson spent a total of five months with the team before being traded to San Francisco at the deadline

Tony Watson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the 2017 draft, and made his MLB debut in 2011. In 2014 he made the All Star team and won the MLBPAA Pirates Heart and Hustle Award in 2015. He was traded to the Dodgers in 2017 and was signed as a free agent by the Giants before the start of the 2018 season. He played with San...

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ColeBailey

Four former Angels come up short on Hall of Fame ballot

David Ortiz was the only person on the ballot to make it to Cooperstown this time around

The results of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting were announced on Tuesday afternoon, and if you were holding out hope that former Angels players Torii Hunter, Bobby Abreu, Mark Teixeira and Tim Lincecum might make their way to Cooperstown in 2022, I’m afraid I have some bad news to deliver you:

Former Angels on the ballot:
-Bobby Abreu (3rd ballot): 8.6%
-Torii Hunter (2nd): 5.3%

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Angels, RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon agree to minor league deal

Because the former Cardinals swingman was released in September and did not return to a big league roster before season’s end, he qualified as a minor league free agent who can sign during the lockout.

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TanyaAnderson

Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Halos Heaven

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Coming Thursday, comments will look different.

Hey everyone. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation.

This Thursday will be a big day for our community: we’re moving our comments to a new platform, developed especially for SB Nation. All of our MLB communities will be moving to the new platform, and I’m excited about the change.

Some of you may already be familiar with this new platform as it rolled out to our NFL...

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TaylorArrey

2021 Angels Player Review: Max Stassi

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Max Stassi earned the catching spotlight this season, and he made the most of every moment, crafting a 2021 legacy full of impressive stats and future potential.

After being traded to the Halos from the Houston Astros, catcher Max Stassi played a total of 20 games to close out the 2019 season. He reappeared in 2020, but with a shortened season and three other catchers vying for action behind the plate, his season appearances...

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Arianna Evans

2021 Angels Player Review: Matt Thaiss

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Despite being drafted as a catcher, Thaiss spent his career with the Halos largely as a first/third baseman before going back to a catcher full time at the end of the 2021 season

Matt Thaiss was drafted by the Angels in the first round of the 2016 draft as the 16th overall pick. Being mainly drafted for his bat, as soon as he joined the organization, he was moved to first base and also saw playing time at third. Thaiss, who bats left and throws right,...

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Veteran coach, manager Trey Hillman to join Angels' player development staff

MLB fans might remember Hillman best for his time as Royals skipper from 2008-10 — a stretch of three lean seasons that preceded the team’s rise to prominence under successor Ned Yost.

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ColeBailey

2021 Angels Player Review: Janson Junk

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Junk made a short cameo with the Angels in September after being acquired in the Andrew Heaney trade

Due to a myriad of different factors that included untimely injuries and poor performance from their pitching staff, the Angels yet again found themselves as sellers once baseball’s July 30 trade deadline rolled around in 2021.

The club didn’t have many significant pieces to trade away at this time, but perhaps the biggest move that they did make was...

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ColeBailey

2021 Angels Player Review: Noé Ramirez

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ramirez made his way back to the Angels for two games in 2021 after being traded to Cincinnati in the offseason

From the time he was acquired in late 2017 all the way through the 2020 season, Noé Ramirez quietly existed as a pretty solid contributor to an Angels bullpen that quite notably lacked those during that time.

The Southern California native and Cal State Fullerton product never made his way up to a high leverage role during his initial stint in...

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Dominick Lorenz

2021 Angels Player Review: Mike Trout

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A Nagging Calf Injury Derailed Another MVP-Type Season For “Trouty” While Shattering Hopes Of His Second Career Postseason Berth

It has become increasingly difficult for Mike Trout to surprise the baseball world as the perennial MVP candidate consistently makes the game an even better sport every time he steps on the field. Following a shortened 2020 season, much anticipation led into the full 162-game 2021 season, which would be one of the...

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ColeBailey

Reid Detmers ranked as No. 28 overall prospect by Baseball America

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The young lefty is the only Angels prospect in Baseball America’s top 100 list

Baseball America released their annual preseason prospect rankings on Wednesday morning, and the lone Angels farmhand to crack their top 100 was starting pitcher Reid Detmers, who came in ranked at No. 28 overall.

Detmers made his major league debut last August just 14 months after being selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, but a bout with COVID-19 limited him to...

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Dominick Lorenz

2021 Angels Player Review: Taylor Ward

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Playing Opportunities Came Ward’s Way in 2021, But Injuries Stalled The Former First Rounder From Expanding His Role And Possibly Cementing A Spot For The Future

Following a stellar performance during spring training that saw Taylor Ward break out offensively with a .400 batting average, 3 HR, 7 RBI and 5 walks in only 25 at-bats, he was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake/Alternative Site to start the 2021 regular season. Due to...

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TaylorArrey

2021 Angels Player Review: Austin Warren

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The rookie reliever’s 2021 MLB debut brought fire to an otherwise struggling bullpen, making him a smart option for the 2022 rotation.

It was a season of trials and tribulations for everyone in 2021 – fans included – but amidst the injury-fated bullpen, rookie reliever Austin Warren made a strong case as to why he belongs in the Halos 2022 opening rotation. And he did it with just 16 games under his belt.

Initially signed...

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ColeBailey

Angels International Signings Tracker

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Baseball’s international signing period officially opened today, so we’re tracking every player the Angels have brought in

Despite the ongoing lockout putting a freeze on pretty much all notable events around baseball over the last month and a half, one date on the calendar that was not affected was the beginning of MLB’s International Signing Period, which officially opened on Saturday morning. The Angels, armed with a international bonus pool of...

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TaylorArrey

2021 Angels Player Review: Andrew Wantz

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The right-handed reliever showed strong potential after making his MLB debut in 2021, years after he was signed by the Halos in 2018.

The 2021 season took quite a few turns that fans never saw coming. Still, despite the turbulence of season-ending injuries and seemingly random lineup changes, the season also afforded fans a few unexpected gems, including rookie reliever Andrew Wantz who made his MLB debut as an Angel years...

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Shohei Ohtani shares his lofty goal heading into next season

Shohei Ohtani already won AL MVP honors in 2021 with arguably the most extraordinary individual season that baseball had seen in over a century. But he appears to be striving for something even bigger going into next season.

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Angels sign OF Magneuris Sierra, RHP Kyle Barraclough to minor league deals

The Angels have signed outfielder Magneuris Sierra and right-hander Kyle Barraclough to minor league contracts.

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Arianna Evans

2021 Angels Player Review: Sam Selman

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Acquired in July in the Tony Watson trade, Selman played in 18 MLB games and ended the season being DFA’d

Sam Selman was drafted out of Vanderbilt by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 2012 draft. He made his MLB debut on August 1, 2019, with the San Francisco Giants, after he left the Royals through free agency before the start of the 2019 season. His career with the Halos began on July 30, 2021 when he was traded to the Angels along with...

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