Trash Pandas Gameday Program

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#20 JAY BELL MANAGER · Bell enters his first season as the Trash Pandas Manager and first within the Angels organization · Spent the previous three seasons as a manager within the Yankees organization (2017, Class-A Advanced, 2018, Double-A, 2019, Triple-A) which also included an assignment as manager of the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League in #13 KENNY HOOK HITTING · Hook was slated to be in the same position at then High-A Inland Empire last season. It was going to be his first season with the Angels after spending the last six in the Texas Rangers organization. Hook worked as a coach at the Rookie and Class-A levels with the Rangers before becoming the Manager of the Spokane Indians (Short-Season A) in 2019. Before the Rangers, Hook spent two seasons at the helm of the Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association. #43 MICHAEL WUERTZ PITCHING · A big-league reliever of 426 games, Wuertz comes to the Trash Pandas after spending three of the last four played seasons with then High-A Inland Empire. He was the Pitching Coach for Rookie League Orem in 2018. As a Major League pitcher, Wuertz posted a 3.71 ERA and a 21-11 record along with 11 saves over eight Major League seasons. In addition to three years with the A’s, Wuertz spent the first five seasons of his career with the Cubs. #1 DEREK FLORKO DEFENSE · Florko enters his third season with the Angels in 2021. He was slated to come to Rocket City last season after spending 2019 at Inland Empire. While not having played professionally, Florko has been praised for his work ethic as a hitting coach at both the high school and collegiate levels. He is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, which focuses on the biomechanics of swinging motions in baseball and golf. Before joining the Angels in 2019, Florko was the Manager of Hitting for AXE Batting Company, which manufac- tures bats for several Major League players. ANDREW CHAPPELL STRENGTH · Joining the Trash Pandas staff as the Strength and Conditioning Coach is An- drew Chappell, who enters his seventh season in the Angels organization and first with Rocket City after previously serving in the same role with Triple-A Salt Lake and Double-A Arkansas. Chappell began his minor league baseball career with the Colorado Rockies organization and spent two seasons with Class-A Modesto from 2013-14. He was also was a graduate assistant for the Texas Tech University baseball team. YUSUKE TAKAHASHI TRAINER · T In his seventh season in the Angels organization and first with the Trash Pandas after spending the previous five, including 2020, as the Athletic Trainer for High-A Inland Empire. Previously spent a season with both Class-A Burlington and the Arizona Rookie League Angels. vHolds certifications as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

#12 ADRIAN ALMEIDA P

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 160 LBS.

BATS/THROWS: L/L

BORN: FEBRUARY 25, 1995 (Puerto Cabello, Venezuela) OPENING DAY AGE: 26 ACQUIRED: Selected from Mets in AAA phase of 2016 Rule 5 Draft

ALMEIDA IN 2021 Club Rocket City (AA)

W-L ERA G GS CG SHO HLD IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WHIP

3-0 3.58 20 0 0

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27.2 17 11 11 1 2 25 35 1.52

#11 LUIS AVILES JR. INF

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 170 LBS.

BATS/THROWS: R/R

BORN: March 16, 1995 (Miami, FL) OPENING DAY AGE: 26 ACQUIRED: Signed as a Minor League Free Agent (2019)

AVILES IN 2021 Club Rocket City (AA)

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG

.260 44 177 31 46 10 0 15 41 12 49 7 0

.311 .571

#22 NATHAN BATES P

HEIGHT: 6-8

WEIGHT: 205 LBS.

BATS/THROWS: R/R

BORN: March 1, 1994 (Jackson, MS) OPENING DAY AGE: 27 ACQUIRED: Signed as a Minor League Free Agent (2015)

BATES IN 2021 Club Rocket City (AA)

W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WHIP

3-0 3.48 22 0 0 0

1 33.2 26 14 13 5 1 15 32 1.22

#34 BOOMER BIEGALSKI P

HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 177 LBS.

BATS/THROWS: R/R

BORN: July 13, 1994 (Tallahassee, FL) OPENING DAY AGE: 26 ACQUIRED: Signed as Minor League Free Agent (2020)

BIEGALSKI IN 2021 Club Rocket City (AA)

W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WHIP

3-4 4.79 11 3 0 0

0 41.1 36 24 22 10 2 14 50 1.21

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