With players set to report to summer camp this week, the Angels released their initial 55-man roster Sunday night.
Obviously, the club has the expected names: Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon, Andrelton Simmons, etc. More interesting perhaps is the inclusion of the major prospects in the Angels system. Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh, Jordyn Adams, and Chris Rodriguez all have shots to see some time in the majors this season. Just seeing all of those names included on the same roster should give fans some hope both about this upcoming 2020 season and the future rosters in Anaheim.
Clubs will break summer camp with 30-man rosters, which will gradually trim down to 26 players partway into the season. During the season, however, clubs will have added flexibility with these 55-man rosters to combat the inevitable difficulties playing amidst a global pandemic. You can read more about these rosters in Jeff Passan’s recent article. Because of that, there is quite a bit of talent and intriguing young players who may play with the Angels this year. There will also be quite a bit of movement and on-the-spot education about the player movement we see in 2020, which is partially explained here.
Seeing the sheer amount of names who could appear for the Angels at the MLB level is rather strange but these are indeed strange times we are living in. With that being said, this is a good start for establishing the blueprint for the upcoming 2020 season. Here’s to this whole thing working out and having the ability to watch live baseball in the next month.
Jones on the 40 – Adell not. Hmmm.
Jones was added to protect him from the Rule V draft. That was not necessary for Adell
You. You’re very good, you.
Ignorant/lazy question here. Are MiLB seasons cancelled? If so, is that why guys who were just drafted or are longer range prospects like Yan or Adams are getting added to 60 man rosters? So they can at least train and practice at the Big A this year and develop a little? I seriously doubt they plan to have a guy like Soto try to hit MLB pitching this year.
Also, I forgot we signed Buchter…. we may really enjoy the fruits of that move if he is indeed fruity.
Fun! It will be interesting to see who on this list make the 30 man roster for opening day.
We have a week or two for fun rounds of projections?
Werner Blakely should be moved to SS. He’s got all the tools ( size and range and arm ) since Troy Glaus who was first a SS, just gotta find a way to not screw him up.
Not sure if somebody else has mentioned it, but the Angels just singed Detmers.
Nice to hear.
Detmers could very well be added to the roster at some point. I imagine the club will have to churn through a lot of pitchers and Detmers may be an option down the road.
There is room to add him to the 60 man, no? I would think that we only have 55 assigned players so we can allow for signing the draft picks (and potentially adding them) or signing FAs.
In Jeff Fletcher’s article on the roster he implied Detmers would be added once MLB approves his contract.
I think because of the shortened season and added importance of every game the Angels will not handle him with kid gloves. I fully expect him to be in the roster and for Maddon to throw him into the fire sooner than later.
Hope he didn’t get burned too badly…