With the Angels having some trouble this season…ok a lot of trouble. It may be time for some Triple A players to showcase their skills for a possible spot on the Angels roster in the next season.
Kaleb Cowart has been waiting his turn for while now, and the next month and a half could be a good time for the Angels to bring him up. MLB Trade Rumors took a look at the possibility of the 24-year old coming up to the major leagues pretty soon.
Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Los Angeles Angels (Triple-A Salt Lake)
The Angels might be the worst team in baseball right now. Looking to the future is difficult with the pitching staff in shambles due to elbow injuries and possibly the thinnest farm system in baseball. Still, they need to find out if there is anyone down there worth auditioning for a job in 2017. Kaleb Cowart is starting to make a case.
The 24-year-old third baseman, who has seen his stock rise and fall drastically a handful of times since he was a 1st Round draftee in 2010, has a .942 OPS in his last 30 games, including a big 3-for-4 day on Sunday with a homer and two doubles.
Even if Yunel Escobar and Albert Pujols are locked into the third base and designated hitter spots, respectively, Cowart’s versatility—he’s played 1B, 3B, SS and LF during his professional career—should allow him to play somewhere on a regular basis for the next month-and-a-half.