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Angels Organization Report

Bill Shaikin -Premium Content

At first base, the Angels' depth chart is punctuated with question marks. Unless they acquire a veteran slugger before the season starts, the Angels hope that one of three oft-touted prospects can claim the job in spring training. They used eight players at that position last year, including Casey Kotchman, Kendry Morales and Dallas McPherson.

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Angels Organization Report

Bill Shaikin -Premium Content

The Angels have done well developing pitchers, catchers and infielders. They haven't done much with outfielders lately, aside from buying Vladimir Guerrero, and they haven't developed an impact outfielder since producing Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson, Jim Edmonds and Darin Erstad a decade ago. The latest best hope is a kid who has yet to turn 20 or play a full season of pro ball. The Angels cast their eyes toward Rookie-level Orem center fielder Peter Bourjes.

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Angels Organization Report

Bill Shaikin -Premium Content

The Angels appear set at shortstop, with Orlando Cabrera signed through 2008 and Brandon Wood slugging away at Double-A Arkansas. They like Erick Aybar at Triple-A Salt Lake too, although they included him in trade offers for Miguel Tejada and Carlos Lee. But they'll almost certainly add another middle infield prospect to their 40-man roster this fall.

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