Taylor Ward

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Angels’ top draft pick Taylor Ward is making a name for himself, gets invite to big league camp It isn’t exactly unheard of for a first-round draft pick to be invited to big league spring training camp. It gives coaches a chance to get an up-close and personal look at their newest top prospect. However, in the case of the Los Angeles Angels’ top draft pick in the 2015 amateur draft Taylor Ward, he has certainly earned his spot with the team in Tempe this spring. Ward was, at first an unpopular pick by the Angels, at least according to both […]

Angels’ top draft pick from 2015 gets invite to big ...

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Every team has had a window to win a World Series Championship at some point during their history. By window, I mean having the right collection of great players at the right time. For the most part, a team needs a superstar along with a good collection of supporting players, a solid pitching staff and a bullpen that won’t blow the game in the late innings. This is also most often combined with having a strong farm system in case of an emergency, and young players to bring up to replace aging ones. Windows can stay open for a few […]

Is the Angels’ Championship window closing?

Taylor Ward, Angels, top draft pick
Not many agreed with the Los Angeles Angels’ decision to draft catcher Taylor Ward with their first pick in the 2015 draft, but thus far, he’s proving the naysayers wrong. A lot of people, from the fans to other baseball executives, scoffed when the Los Angeles Angels took 21-year-old Fresno State catcher Taylor Ward as their first round pick in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. Why? To begin with, Ward was not expected to be a first-rounder. He was predicted to go anywhere from the third to fifth round by most experts, ranked number 70 by Baseball America and […]

Angels’ top pick Taylor Ward is 2015 Draft’s biggest surprise