While things may not be so hot for the Los Angeles Angels at the big league level, there has been a positive uprising down in the farm system.
For some time now, the Angels' minor league system has sat like a lazy turtle in the lower end of the MLB ranking pool. In fact, it has been ranked 30 out of 30 teams.
The low ranking has worried some, and with the Angels' current standing intensifying that fear...what does the future hold for the team?
Well, that's still a difficult question.
But the once bleak minor league system for the Angels has produced 13 All-Stars this season in the Single-A and Double-A ranks alone (Triple-A has yet to announce their All-Stars). And the team also did a fine job restocking an array of much-needed arms via the 2013 MLB draft.
So, things are looking better for the Halos (at least).
Sure, the future for the new draft picks is too unknown at this point—some not even signed yet—for the crystal ball predictions. I wouldn't expect any of you to believe some rant explaining otherwise. However, no time is better than the present to take a look at the Angels' current top 10 prospects in the minors and see who is up—closer to the dream—and who is down—closer to reality.
Note: All stats were provided courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted.