Camping Out

The pitchers-catchers camp is the brain child of Angels’ pitching coach Mike


On Monday, I recorded the Annual State of the Farm interview with Abe Flores, the Angels’ Director of Player Development. Click here to listen to the interview. (Windows Media Player required.)

One subject we discussed is a new pitchers-catchers mini-camp underway at the Angels’ minor league complex in Tempe, Arizona. The idea, developed by Angels’ pitching coach Mike Butcher, is to bring in young pitchers and catchers to teach them how to perform as major leaguers in a pressure environment. Abe said their nickname for it is “marriage counseling.”

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register followed up today with an article about the camp. Click here to read the article.

In response to an inquiry from a fan, below are the attendees at the camp.

Bachanov, Jon
Brasier, Ryan
Carmona, Ysmael
Carpenter, David
Chaffee, Ryan
Chatwood, Tyler
Corbin, Pat
Fish, Robert
Hellweg, John
Kehrer, Tyler
Kohn, Mike
Nabors, Kevin
Reckling, Trevor
Richards, Garrett
Skaggs, Tyler
Smith, Will
Taylor, Andrew
Walden, Jordan

Brooks, Beau
Conger, Hank
Lopez, Roberto
Ramirez, Carlos
Walker, Brian
Wipke, Flint


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