Reviewing why I love the game woven with the best game I’ve ever attended in person seemed a good way to do it.We recently learned that Minor League Baseball could be on the precipice of a drastic transformation. The LA Angels traded for 21 year old starting pitcher prospect Patrick Sandoval midway through the 2018 season, much to the chagrin of Angel fans as they had to see fan favorite catcher Martin Maldonado join the division rival Astros That move has heavily benefited the Angels given Sandovals projections as a lefty-starting pitcher and their focus on building the future. Despite throwing his slider more, he allowed fewer balls in play on it (one) than his changeup (two).“They had a lot of lefties in there today and that’s what we came up with before the game,” Sandoval said. July 25, 2019. (That is) really going to be a focus point going into my work here. “I just want to get out there and give our team the best chance to win. ANAHEIM—Patrick Sandoval keeps inching closer to his first career win. Since the advent of the bonus pool system in the Draft, the 11th round has become a place where teams use extra pool money to aggressively go after tough-to-sign players. Sandoval is primarily known for his devastating changeup, but he threw his slider 17 times compared to his changeup 11 times on Tuesday. Patrick Sandoval. Many thanks to him. Mariners Most concerning was Sheffield’s velocity. If he does that, he could be a No. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith.Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Sandoval relies on + Similar Pitchers to Patrick Sandoval Based on Velocity and Movement: He threw 40 of 62 pitches for strikes, averaged 93 mph on his fastball and got five swinging strikes apiece on both his slider and changeup.The success of his slider was particularly notable. It's been extremely slow going for the left-hander, though he was gaining some traction and pitching well in 2018 when he was sent to the Angels in a deal for catcher Martin Maldonado.Sandoval's best pitch continues to be his curveball, a slow deep breaking ball that flashes plus. Top 10 Lists, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers. He was a late arrival to summer camp and is still building up.The fact the 23-year-old lefty even made the Angels rotation with the delayed arrival is a testament to his ability. Led by studs like Jo Adell, Jarred Kelenic and Forrest Whitley, the West has plenty of prospect firepower to impress. He sat 90-92 against the Angels and topped out at 93.Beyond that though, it was a frustrating night for the 2014 first-round pick. Angels Prospect Headlines. He’s going to get stretched out, stay healthy and he’s going to have a long career ahead of him. Prospects Live Staff. 7 prospect is just going to have to wait a little while longer. What to expect from Jo Adell in MLB. The 24-year-old has generally averaged 93 mph and touched 97 on his fastball throughout his career. He’s got a nice slider, a nice curve and a really good changeup that plays to both sides.