Breaking down the Angels' 2015 Top 30 Prospects

Newly acquired lefty Heaney tops latest list after multiple trades

Breaking down the Angels' 2015 Top 30 Prospects

Several trades in the past year have brought a new look to the Angels' Top Prospects list, especially at the top. Left-hander Andrew Heaney had been the Marlins' top prospect until he was dealt first to the Dodgers and then to the Halos in two trades during the Winter Meetings.

Heaney is one of seven players who rank in the top 10 who weren't a part of the organization at the start of last season. The group includes two others who arrived in trades, the club's top three picks in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and Roberto Baldoquin, who the Angels signed as an international free agent after he left Cuba.

Third baseman Kaleb Cowart, who went into last year as the team's top prospect, has fallen down the list after struggling in back-to-back seasons with Double-A Arkansas.

Angels' 2015 Top 30 Prospects list

Biggest jump: Nate Smith, LHP (2014: Unranked | 2015: 8)
Biggest fall: Kaleb Cowart, 3B (2014: 1 | 2015: 16)

Best tools

Players are graded on a 20-80 scouting scale for future tools -- 20-30 is well below average, 40 is below average, 50 is average, 60 is above average and 70-80 is well above average.

Hit: Roberto Baldoquin (55)
Power: Natanel Delgado (50)
Run: Eric Stamets (70)
Arm: Kaleb Cowart (60)
Defense: Cowart (60)
Fastball: Cam Bedrosian (70)
Curveball: Sean Newcomb (55)
Slider: Jeremy Rhoades (60)
Changeup: Andrew Heaney (55)
Control: Heaney (60)

How they were built
Draft: 16
International: 5
Trade: 6
Rule 5/Free agency: 3

Breakdown by ETA
2015: 14
2016: 3
2017: 7
2018: 4
2019: 2

Breakdown by position
C: 2
1B: 0
2B: 3
3B: 2
SS: 3
OF: 1
RHP: 14
LHP: 5

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.