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The Show Before the Show: Episode 285

Angels' Rodriguez discusses road back from major back injuries
November 20, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

State of the System: Los Angeles Angels

Marsh, Adams, Jones lead deep group of outfield prospects
November 6, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. After a 30-50 finish to the 2019 campaign,

Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

Adell goes deep, walks it off for Angels

Top Halos prospect produces biggest game of young career
September 6, 2020

Jo Adell has had the makings of a superstar for a while. On Saturday, he tapped into that potential. The Angels’ top prospect went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk-off single to power the Halos to a 10-9 triumph over the Astros in the first game of a doubleheader

Adell slugs first two big league homers

Top Angels prospect goes deep twice in blowout victory
August 30, 2020

Jo Adell had struggled a bit in his first taste of big league play, but he broke through on Saturday night -- and in emphatic fashion. The top Angels prospect clubbed the first two homers of his Major League career to help power the Halos to a 16-3 blowout win

Prospects in the Angels’ 2020 player pool

Los Angeles relies upon quality over quantity in shortened season
July 10, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

2020 Draft recap: Los Angeles Angels

Halos manage to fill needs from top of their Draft board
June 25, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. For the Angels, there’s an obvious imbalance between position players and pitching in the prospect ranks. Jo Adell,’s No. 6 overall prospect, and Brandon Marsh (No. 79

Minor Leaguers open up about big league dads

Prospects share stories about favorite times with famous fathers
June 21, 2020

To commemorate Father's Day, asked Minor Leaguers whose dads played in the big leagues to share their favorite stories, memories and advice. Some reminisced about childhood, while others recalled moments in their own baseball careers. Some are even dads themselves. All had one thing in common: they consider their

Friends, teammates mourn Adenhart

Talented Angels hurler made huge impact in Minor Leagues
April 9, 2009

On Thursday morning, just hours after pitching six shutout innings against the Oakland Athletics, 22-year-old Angels hurler Nick Adenhart was killed in a hit-and-run automobile accident. This unspeakably tragic and senseless event has reverberated throughout the Minor Leagues on Opening Day. An all-encompassing occasion, usually looked upon as a time