Last November, Scout.com and it's Los Angeles Angels' affiliate, InsideTheHalos.com, embarked on a new project. The ultimate goal was to give the readers a perspective like no other on the Angels top prospects.
Scout.com is proud to announce it's second installment of, "The Top 100 Angels Prospects Countdown."
Yes, once again, InsideTheHalos.com will bring you ONE HUNDRED of the Los Angeles Angels top prospects. InsideTheHalos.com takes pride in giving the readers the very best insight on what the future may hold for the Los Angeles Angels, and we feel there's no better way than to dig deep into 100 separate prospects over the course of four months.
Beginning Wednesday, November 18th and ending Monday, February 8th, we will begin our Top 100 Angels Prospect Countdown for 2016, as voted on by InsideTheHalos.com staff, starting with number 100 and counting down to the top prospect in the Angels organization.
Scout.com publisher, Taylor Blake Ward, sat down with his staff, contributors, and many friends to take a look at every single prospect in the Angels farm system, to help put together the largest list of Angels prospects possible. With the help of broadcasters, minor league staff, scouts, teammates, and Angels Front Office members, we have created our list and are ready to give you an in depth look at each prospect voted into our countdown.
ORIGIN OF TOP 100 PROSPECT COUNTDOWN
The origin of the countdown began with Scout.com's affiliate, TheCardinalNation.com, and it's publisher, Brian Walton. Walton gave us an idea he's used for years and gave us a gameplan on the execution of InsideTheHalos.com's, "40 Days, 40 Nights, 40 Prospects Countdown." For Brian and TheCardinalNation.com, they will continue with their countdown for the 11th consecutive off-season.
Two years ago, InsideTheHalos.com followed suit to TheCardinalNation with our very own, "40 Days, 40 Nights, 40 Prospects," countdown, and received strong feedback and acceptance from you, the readers. A year ago, we stepped it up and went from 40 prospects to 100! We couldn't be more excited for the newest installment, with advanced features and a larger voting process to gain a perfected countdown.
After months of phone calls, texts, social media messages, and emails, InsideTheHalos.com staff, contributors and friends came together to build a proper voting process of how votes would be counted and collected.
When a voter voted a specific prospect first, they would receive one point; second got two; third got three, so, and so on. The prospect with the least amount of points would received the highest position on the countdown (similar to golf scores).
Qualifications for eligible prospects excluded any player who has surpassed their MLB Rookie Designation (130+ at bats/50+ innings pitched; or accumulated 45+ days on the Major League active roster). This means that in the countdown, you will not see names such as; Taylor Featherston, Trevor Gott, Andrew Heaney, Carlos Perez or Nick Tropeano.
After all 14 voters had sent their countdown list in, 163 players were brought to the attention of our list.
NOTE : All prospects acquired after November 10th will be considered in the final countdown, after consulting with voters.
WHAT WILL EACH ARTICLE CONSIST OF?:
Each prospect article will have a scouting report, statistical breakdown, and what is expected of them in the immediate future. What better way to learn and know about the prospects in the Angels farm system than an article dedicated strictly to them?
Some articles posted will be Premium Articles. If you are not yet a subscriber to InsideTheHalos.com or Scout.com, you can join today for as little as $7.95 after our seven-day FREE trial, and will be able to read all articles, including exclusive content year-round.
We at InsideTheHalos.com love hearing your opinions. That's why our free message boards are available to all, and there will be a new thread for each prospect, every day, where you can debate our opinions and express your own (any profanity or expletive content will be removed immediately).
Here is the schedule for the InsideTheHalos.com Top 100 Prospects announcements – 2015
- #100-99 - Coming November 18th
- #98-97 - Coming November 19th
- #96-95 - Coming November 20th
- #94-93 - Coming November 21st
- #92-91 - Coming November 22nd
- #90-89 - Coming November 23rd
- #88-87 - Coming November 24th
- #86-85 - Coming November 25th
- #84-83 - Coming November 26th
- #82-81 - Coming November 27th
- #80-79 - Coming November 28th
- #78-77 - Coming November 29th
- #76-75 - Coming November 30th
- Highlight Article on Prospects #75-100* - December 1st
- #74-73 - Coming December 2nd
- #72-71 - Coming December 3rd
- #70-69 - Coming December 4th
- #68-67 - Coming December 5th
- #66-65 - Coming December 6th
- #64-63 - Coming December 7th
- #62-61 - Coming December 8th
- #60-59 - Coming December 9th
- #58-57 - Coming December 10th
- #56-55 - Coming December 11th
- #54-53 - Coming December 12th
- #52-51 - Coming December 13th
- Highlight Article on Prospects #51-74* - December 14th
- #50 - Coming December 15th
- #49 - Coming December 16th
- #48 - Coming December 17th
- #47 - Coming December 18th
- #46 - Coming December 19th
- #45 - Coming December 20th
- #44 - Coming December 21st
- #43 - Coming December 22nd
- #42 - Coming December 23rd
- ***(WRITERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN HOLIDAY VACATION)***
- #41 - Coming December 27th
- #40 - Coming December 28th
- #39 - Coming December 29th
- #38 - Coming December 30th
- ***(WRITERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN EXTA HOLIDAY VACATION)***
- #37 - Coming January 2nd
- #36 - Coming January 3rd
- #35 - Coming January 4th
- #34 - Coming January 5th
- #33 - Coming January 6th
- #32 - Coming January 7rd
- #31 - Coming January 8th
- #30 - Coming January 9th
- #29 - Coming January 10th
- #28 - Coming January 11th
- #27 - Coming January 12th
- #26 - Coming January 13th
- Highlight Article on Prospects #26-50* - Coming January 14th
- #25 - Coming January 15th
- #24 - Coming January 16th
- #23 - Coming January 17th
- #22 - Coming January 18th
- #21 - Coming January 19th
- #20 - Coming January 20th
- #19 - Coming January 21st
- #18 - Coming January 22nd
- #17 - Coming January 23rd
- #16 - Coming January 24th
- #15 - Coming January 25th
- #14 - Coming January 26th
- #13 - Coming January 27th
- #12 - Coming January 28th
- #11 - Coming January 29th
- #10 - Coming January 30th
- #9 - Coming January 31st
- #8 - Coming February 1st
- #7 - Coming February 2nd
- #6 - Coming February 3rd
- #5 - Coming February 4th
- #4 - Coming February 5th
- #3 - Coming February 6th
- #2 - Coming February 7th
- #1 - Coming February 8th
* - Premium Article for Subscribers Only
*** - Special Notice
Once the countdown has finished, Scout.com will have some extra articles for you to gander at, consisting of a final look at the Top 100, A Best of the Rest, and an All-Angels Prospect Team.
- 2015 Top Angels Prospects : The Final Results - Coming February 10th
- Angels Prospects : Best of the Rest - Coming February 11th
- 2016 Scout.com All-Angels Prospect Team - Coming February 12th
Stay active with out Top 100 Angels Prospect Countdown on our *free forums,* as well as on Social Media by following InsideTheHalos.com on *Twitter,* and by using the hashtag #LAATop100Prospects.
For more updates and information on the Los Angeles Angels and their prospects, follow our Senior Publisher, @TaylorBlakeWard.