2022 Los Angeles Angels Top MLB Prospects


The Ruthian exploits of two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, a unanimous choice for American League Most Valuable Player in 2021, couldn’t prevent the Angels from suffering a sixth straight losing season and seventh without a playoff berth.

But the Angels did make significant changes, including implementing a more aggressive pitching mindset, highlighted by a 2021  draft class in which all 20 picks were pitchers—all but one from the college ranks—in a clear attempt to address a longstanding shortage of pitching in the organization. 

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the Angels system as it enters 2022. 

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Here’s how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses. 


Catcher: Max Stassi (34)
First Base: Jared Walsh (31)
Second Base: Kyren Paris (23)
Third Base: Anthony Rendon (35)
Shortstop: David Fletcher (31)
Left Field: Mike Trout (33)
Center Field: Brandon Marsh (27)
Right Field: Jo Adell (26)
Designated Hitter: Shohei Ohtani (30)

No. 1 Starter: Shohei Ohtani (30)
No. 2 Starter: Reid Detmers (25)
No. 3 Starter: Patrick Sandoval (28)
No. 4 Starter: Griffin Canning (29)
No. 5 Starter: Jose Suarez (27)
Closer: Sam Bachman (25)

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


Best Hitter for Average: Michael Stefanic
Best Power Hitter: Alexander Ramirez
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Kyren Paris
Fastest Baserunner: Jordyn Adams
Best Athlete: Jordyn Adams
Best Fastball: Sam Bachman
Best Curveball: Reid Detmers
Best Slider: Coleman Crow
Best Changeup: Alejandro Hidalgo
Best Control: Landon Marceaux
Best Defensive Catcher: Edgar Quero
Best Defensive Infielder: Livan Soto
Best Infield Arm: Kevin Maitan
Best Defensive Outfielder: Jordyn Adams
Best Outfield Arm: Natanael Santana

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