1/22/13

BNS - Los Angeles Angels: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

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A first round selection out of high school in 2010, 20-year-old Kaleb Cowart is a switch-hitting third baseman who projects as a run producer at the Major League level, as his 16 home runs and 103 RBI between low and advanced Single-A last season indicate. He generates power from both sides of the plate, and since he was a respected pitching prospect in high school, he has a strong arm ideal for third base.

C.J. Cron was a first round pick (17th overall) out of the University of Utah in 2011, and his plate discipline, pitch recognition and physical strength help him hit for average and power. The 23-year-old right-handed hitter batted .293 with 27 home runs and 123 RBI at Inland Empire in the hitting-friendly California League last season, but Cron has the tools to generate those type of numbers in any league.

Nick Maronde, a third round pick in 2011 out of the University of Florida, was so impressive at three minor league stops last season with the Angels that they promoted him to the majors, where the 23-year-old left-hander posted a 1.50 ERA (and a 1.50 WHIP) in 12 relief appearances. He typically has strong command of his plus fast ball and slider, and since he has those power offerings, his future could be as a late-inning reliever or as a starter.

A supplemental first rounder in 2010, Taylor Lindsey is a left-handed hitting second baseman who was named MVP of the Pioneer League in 2011 and followed that with a respectable .289 average with nine home runs, 58 RBI and six triples at Inland Empire last year. He is an effective defensive second baseman as well.


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