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Angel Elite Player Summaries Part 2: Position Players

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November 23, 2010

We took a look at pitchers yesterday. Now we take a look at some of the hitters I had a look at Angel Elite during my few visits this fall.

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Angel Elite player summaries Part 1: Pitchers

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November 22, 2010

I had a few looks at Angel Elite at different points in the Fall season. If there’s one rule about Fall Ball, it’s that no two rosters are alike from day to day. So as usual, here’s who I saw and what I saw, starting with the pitchers.

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Angels Elite Intersquad

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September 27, 2010

You can thank some bad traffic for me missing the first full BP in the history of Baseball Beginnings. It’s not like me, but on the bright side, I’ve seen most of the hitters and I’ll see them again. That leaves me with a shorter report from the first Inter-Squad of the season, focusing on the pitchers. What you see is mainly a lot of guys tuning up in the first Fall look.

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2010 Angels Elite Roster

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September 27, 2010

Here’s the initial lineup of Southern California’s famous scout league team, Angels Elite.

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Scouting Video: Scott Frazier, RHP, Upland (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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January 7, 2010

Scott Frazier, a right-handed pitcher from Upland, committed to Pepperdine University during the early-signing period. It would seem to be a good fit for Frazier and for Pepperdine, which hasn’t been afraid to go old school in the past and use guys with the arm/bat combo on the bump and in the box.

Two examples spring to mind, most famously Dan Haren, and more recently, A’s minor leaguer Steve Kleen.

Here’s a look at Frazier on the mound and then we’ll break him down.

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Scouting Report: Stefan Sabol, C, Aliso Niguel (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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December 9, 2009

Catcher Stefan Sabol committed to play college baseball at Oregon. I put a Craig Biggio projection  on him because I believe he’ll have the hands to consistently put the ball in play as a pro. I see enough power in the coming years to make him a threat to occassionally get one out. He’ll run very well for the position, which lends to the Biggio comparison. Defensively, he improved from summer to spring but still needs pro instruction and innings to be ready to catch at the major league level. He shows enthusiasm for the position in-game, which is a good sign. He’ll need to improve on catching low pitches in the coming years and learn to better transfer some of his athletic actions to blocking balls. His arm strength is more than enough to make him a threat, but he’ll need to work on his footwork so his throws don’t sail on him as much. Be this as it may, if he hits, they will find a place for him to play.

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Angels Elite player summaries (Part 2)

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November 26, 2009

Today concludes our two-part look at the 2009 Angel Elite season with our player summaries. As we mentioned Wednesday, this list does not represent rankings and follows the professional scouting model, where at this time of the year you are simply following players between summer and spring.

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Angels Elite player summaries (Part 1)

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November 25, 2009

Today begins our two-part series on player summaries from the 2009 Angels Elite Fall Season. These are not player rankings and we have not listed the players in any preference or order. This follows the professional scouting model, where at this time of the year, the scout is in follow mode and letting the players dictate which players are on the rise entering the spring.

These summaries have been compiled from personal scouting done this fall. In each case, the players have been seen multiple times. 

Be sure to come back Thanksgiving Thursday for the completion of the list.

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Scouting Report: Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha HS (2010 Draft)

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November 2, 2009

Dylan Covey, RHP
(Maranatha HS, Pasadena, Calif.)
DOB: 8/14/1991
6-3, 190
2010 MLB Draft Day age: 18
Report Made Nov. 1, 2009
Games Seen: 3 (Aflac, Angels Elite)
Innings Pitched: 5 (Now seen 4 high school games and 25 innings)

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A look at Angels Elite from Oct. 21

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October 26, 2009

Wednesday’s Angels Elite Fall Ball game against Orange Coast College at Mazmanian Field at Mt. Sac was a bit of a skeleton crew because many 2010 draft prospects were in Florida participating in a nine-field beauty pageant of a showcase.  Safe to say, there were no scouts and agents tripping over themselves in golf carts begging for atta-boys from BA and PG here.  Folks, we’re not lobbyists for certain players. We see, we report, we film, we write, and the KID decides what kind of player he becomes, not us. This is the way it works in professional baseball (or at least it should if politics and favortism doesn’t interfere). Pure and simple.

What was left on Angels Elite was an opportunity to get prolonged looks at some guys you might not otherwise get to see. (more…)