As the Los Angeles Angels‘ top-rated prospect is heading into the 2014 Spring Training, Taylor Lindsey has plenty prove as he is looking to finally make headway in his fifth season with the organization.
Lindsey, the 37th selection of the 2010 MLB Draft, is slowly rising in the ranks of the Halos’ minor league system. He had his most productive season in 2013, batting .274 with 17 home runs and 56 RBIs in 134 games played at the double-A level as a member of the Arkansas Travelers.
His steady improvements last season as a hitter can be exemplified through the increase in home runs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. Although Lindsey is still a couple of seasons away from making his debut in the majors, a solid Spring Training could go a long way in building the his confidence at the plate.
If he continues to develop over the next year or so, Lindsey could convince the organization that he is the second basemen of the future for the major league ball club. The Angels have already explored trading Howie Kendrick this offseason, but that’s a hypothetical scenario as the young second basemen will have to demonstrate to the Halos that he is steadily improving as not only a hitter, but also as a fielder.
So with Spring Training around the corner, Lindsey will have the stage set to showcase why he is the Halos’ no.1 ranked prospect and that his improvements as hitter in 2013 were just the beginnings of a promising career.