Angels release failed prospect Roberto Baldoquin

Angels release failed prospect Roberto Baldoquin

August 26, 2020 ubkfoqkq 0

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Making the Baldoquin signing all the more frustrating for Angels fans, it resulted in the Angels being unable to sign premium international amateurs in July 2015 or 2016. The Toronto Blue Jays signed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in July 2015.Some who were around the Angels at the time insist that Guerrero, the son of the Angels Hall of Famer, had already decided to sign with the Blue Jays before the Angels took themselves out of the running by signing Baldoquin.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Roberto Baldoquin, one of the most significant misjudgments of Jerry Dipoto’s tenure as Angels general manager, has been released.Baldoquin, 25, never made it higher than Double-A, hitting .241 with a .612 OPS in his minor-league career. His release occurred just before a roster freeze last week, and was reported by Baseball America.The Angels signed the Cuban infielder in January 2015 for an $8 million bonus, which exceeded their spending limit and triggered taxes that brought the total cost to about $15 million. The penalties also included limits on international spending for the next two years.At the time the Angels signed Baldoquin, Dipoto suggested the then-20-year-old had advanced skills and was likely to make the major leagues within two years. He suffered through injuries in his first couple of seasons and never was able to find any level of consistent performance. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

 

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