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The Book on Angel Villalona
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Angel Villalona / 3B, SF
La Romana, D.R.
838 | 2/19/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (12/5/2013): #839
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2013: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
It's amazing how much a player's prospect status can be impacted by a tiny little murder charge. Until he was arrested in the Dominican Republic at the tail end of 2009, Giants slugger Angel Villalona was the Giants unquestioned number one prospect: a serious, middle of the order power threat with 30-30 potential. Charges against Villalona were finally dropped last year, and the team recently added him back to their 40-man roster. Assuming he can actually obtain a new US work visa, he should be back on the radar in San Francisco, too, since the club hasn't exactly added a bevy of power prospects while he was away. Obviously, he'll have some catching up to do, and it's reasonable to question whether he'll ever regain viability.
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News and Notes
3/3/2012 by PeeWee
Angel Villalona's on-again, off-again visa problems seem to be on again. He's still expected in camp any day now, but US Immigration is still, as of March 4th, holding up his work visa. The big kid really needs to get into a Giants uniform soon.