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By Mike DiGiovanna

The foundational pieces in Anaheim are in place.

Mike Trout signed what essentially amounts to a lifetime contract extension. Shohei Ohtani -- under team control through 2023 -- is returning from Tommy John surgery. World Series champion Anthony Rendon joined the middle of the order this winter. And on the farm, Jo Adell is near-ready.

Now, the impetus is on an Angels organization that hasn't won a playoff game in 10 years, and hasn't even posted a winning season in each of the four, to act on it.

Athleticism reigns supreme in their system, especially at the top. But there are still legitimately concerns -- especially lack of depth on the corners and injury concerns among a number of the better-known arms -- leading the system to have a general "mixed bag" feeling entering 2020.

Still, there are several pieces, especially a recent influx of high-ceiling Latin American prospects, that have considerable ceilings, signaling the future could be bright if the Angels can develop their youngsters.

We will be chatting Angels prospects at 3 p.m. ET.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.

Catcher: Max Stassi (32)
First Base: Matt Thaiss (28)
Second Base: David Fletcher (29)
Third Base: Anthony Rendon (33)
Shortstop: Jeremiah Jackson (23)
Left Field: Brandon Marsh (25)
Center Field: Mike Trout (31)
Right Field: Jo Adell (24)
Designated Hitter: Shohei Ohtani (28)

No. 1 Starter: Shohei Ohtani (28)
No. 2 Starter:
Griffin Canning (27)
No. 3 Starter: Chris Rodriguez (24)
No. 4 Starter: Patrick Sandoval (26)
No. 5 Starter: Jose Suarez (25)
Closer: Ty Buttrey (30)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to the Angels' Top 10, click here.

Best Hitter for Average: Brandon Marsh
Best Power Hitter: Jo Adell
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Brandon Marsh
Fastest Baserunner: Jordyn Adams
Best Athlete: Jo Adell
Best Fastball: Jose Soriano
Best Curveball: Joey Gallo
Best Slider: Chris Rodriguez
Best Changeup: Patrick Sandoval
Best Control: Jose Rodriguez
Best Defensive Catcher: Keinner Pina
Best Defensive Infielder: Livan Soto
Best Infield Arm: Kevin Maitan
Best Defensive Outfielder: Brandon Marsh
Best Outfield Arm: Brandon Marsh


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