The A’s kept their spring rebuild going by sending lefty Sean Manaea to the Padres for two minor leaguers – shortstop Euribiel Angeles and right-hander Adrian Martinez. If it doesn’t seem like the biggest haul, it isn’t – only Angeles made it into our RotoProspects Top 500 Rankings, and at just No. 306.
Angeles goes from the Padres’ No. 10 prospect to No. 14 on the A’s list, third among shortstops and just ahead of a fourth in Robert Puason.
The Padres signed Angeles out of the Dominican in 2018 for his combination of bat-to-ball skills and glovework. His bat has shown progress in the minors, where he put up a triple-slash of .329/.392/.837 with 4 homers and 19 steals between Low- and High-A last year.
Scouts expect he could either wind up as a starting second baseman or a utilityman capable of playing second, shortstop and third. It’s not the most fantasy-friendly profile, as it looks like his upside is that of a David Fletcher, which could be useful in deeper leagues but that’s about it. His absolute best-case scenario would be as a base-stealing table-setter, maybe as good as Kolten Wong or Tommy Edman.