2015 JAVIER Los Angeles Angels 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Mike Trout MLB 22 CF 1312 4.92 Elite
Tyler Skaggs MLB 22 LHP 501.8 4.06 Elite
Nick Tropeano MLB 23 RHP 469.7 2.79 Good
Jose Alvarez MLB 25 LHP 877.6 1.41 Average
Nate Smith AA 22 LHP 153 0.96 Average
Sherman Johnson A+ 23 2B 1378 0.80 Good
Orangel Arenas AAA 25 RHP 870.7 0.61 Average
Pedro Toribio A 23 SS 664 0.49 Average
Chad Hinshaw A+ 23 CF 661 0.48 Average
Tyler DeLoach AA 23 LHP 229.3 0.45 Average
Kody Eaves A 20 2B 1066 0.31 Average
Wade Hinkle A+ 24 1B 1180 0.29 Average
Michael Fish A 23 LF 649 0.28 Average
Ryan Crowley A+ 23 LHP 367.7 0.25 Average
Raul Linares A 23 3B 709 0.24 Average
Carlos Perez AAA 23 C 2239 0.23 Bad
Gary Mitchell A+ 25 RF 953 0.23 Average
Arjenis Fernandez A 20 RHP 239.7 0.20 Bad
Garrett Nuss A 21 RHP 156 0.20 Bad
Alfonso Alcantara A 21 RHP 256.3 0.16 Bad
Austin Wood A+ 23 RHP 178.3 0.13 Bad
Kaleb Cowart AA 22 3B 1986 0.09 Bad
Cal Towey A+ 24 3B 862 0.08 Bad
Yency Almonte A 20 RHP 102 0.07 Bad
C.J. Cron MLB 24 1B 1494 0.06 Bad

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Sean Newcomb A 21 LHP 14.7 0.72 Good
Eduar Lopez Rk 19 RHP 95.6 0.29 Average
Miguel Hermosillo Rk 19 CF 234 0.22 Average
Natanael Delgado Rk 18 LF 371 0.09 Bad
Kramer Sneed AA 25 LHP 439 0.01 Bad
Alex Keudell A+ 24 RHP 223.7 -0.01 Terrible
Jeremy Rhoades Rk 21 RHP 38.7 -0.01 Terrible
Keynan Middleton Rk 20 RHP 96 -0.01 Terrible
Hunter Green Rk 18 LHP 16.7 -0.06 Terrible
Jonah Wesely Rk 19 LHP 36.3 -0.07 Terrible
Reid Scoggins A 23 RHP 85.3 -0.08 Terrible
Jonathan Van Eaton Rk 23 RHP 19 -0.09 Terrible
Christopher Ellis Rk 21 RHP 15.7 -0.09 Terrible
Eswarlin Jimenez A+ 22 LHP 288 -0.10 Terrible
Joe Gatto Rk 19 RHP 27 -0.10 Terrible
Kyle McGowin AA 22 RHP 79.6 -0.10 Terrible
Alex Yarbrough AA 22 2B 1482 -0.11 Terrible
Lianmy Galan FRk 17 RHP 24 -0.12 Terrible
Mike Morin MLB 23 RHP 113.7 -0.14 Terrible
Mario Martinez Rk 17 C 79 -0.15 Terrible
Ismael Dionicio A 22 3B 758 -0.17 Terrible
Michael Roth MLB 24 LHP 242 -0.19 Terrible
Michael Snyder AA 24 1B 1103 -0.21 Terrible
Stephen McGee A 23 C 452 -0.22 Terrible
Abel Baker A+ 23 C 932 -0.23 Terrible
Jett Bandy AAA 24 C 1217 -0.23 Terrible
Trevor Gott AA 21 RHP 96.7 -0.23 Terrible
Eric Stamets AA 22 SS 1220 -0.28 Terrible
Kevin Johnson AAA 25 RHP 312.2 -0.54 Terrible
Cam Bedrosian MLB 22 RHP 190.7 -0.54 Terrible
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