The Angels announced Friday that they have designated left-hander Packy Naughton for assignment in order to create a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Archie Bradley. The Halos also confirmed the terms of Bradley’s one-year, $3.75MM contract.
Originally drafted by the Reds, Naughton came over to the Angels just before the 2020 trade deadline, as part of the Brian Goodwin trade. Last year, he was able to make his MLB debut with the Halos, making five starts and appearing in seven total games, throwing 22 2/3 innings with a 6.35 ERA, 11.1% strikeout rate and 13% walk rate. He fared a bit better in the minors, however, throwing 60 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. His 4.90 ERA in the minors last year came with a 20.7% strikeout rate and 5.3% walk rate.
Despite those shaky numbers on the season, southpaws are always in high demand. Naughton is also still just 25, turning 26 next month, with a couple of option years remaining. A team with a particular need for left-handed depth could grab Naughton and send him to Triple-A, adding some depth while allowing him to continue getting some work in.
Is this Cal Naughton’s brother?
Shake and bake, baby.
You can’t call him that anymore. He’s the Magic Man now, so watch your buns pal.. Abracadabra Holmes
Dont be naughty and start packing Packy
The Mayor of Northern Virginia
We’re sending you packin’, Packy! And it ain’t for nuthin’, Naughton
Packy (your bags) Naugton heads for another team.
The Angels have gone from counting on him in the pen to an afterthought.
Nice day yesterday, Perry.
would like him in Philly if they can make room on the 40.
‘ Hey Naughton”
He’d be something of a hit in the Boston area with the name ‘Packy.’
Pedro Martinez’s Mango Tree
My thoughts exactly
That’s where he came from
Literally grew up in the same neiborhood as Fenway. Real name Patrick, toddler bro called him Packy and it stuck.
Fearless competitor. He’d take on Bigfoot. Good luck Packy, enjoyed your fire!
He’d walk Bigfoot.
An actual native Bostonian who lives in the Kenmore/Back Bay area is about as rare as big foot anyway.
The next move will be Bunchy Dovovan getting DFA’d.
He could team up with Enrique Hernandez and start a racial slur nickname lineup.
Seems like control among other things is his biggest problem.
Live arm though hope he figures it out and glad the Angels are getting serious about pitching; can’t wait to walk to the stadium for a beer and bratwurst. .
AAA depth at the beginning of the week: Detmers, Canning, Naughton, Junk.
AAA depth as of today: Detmers, Junk.
We need some help here. It’s not like the MLB rotation is full of guys we can expect to go 162.
I don’t think Canning is hurt badly. I think it’s a tweak and since he ended the season on the DL, and since the Angels needed a spot, and since the Angels need to clear roster space, they put him on the 60 day IL.
I think it’s more about the extra roster spot.
When the dust settles on all these extra infielders, I think Canning will be removed from the IL. We have far too many of these infielders.
Wade, Duffy, Rengifo, Rojas, Mayfield, Ward. Valazques. How many do we need?
This is nuts.
At least Thais can catch.
And of all those infielders, they all suck. Need a real starting SS.
Rengifo, Rojas and Mayfield should go to AAA if they have options.
Painful to watch them in the last game of the year.
Best sports line ever- Andrew Heaney traded for Junk. 🙂
But they are still on the 40 man roster and there isn’t a lot of room there.. They had to cut Packy because of that limitation.
I agree most of our infield depth stinks at the plate. I think there is some good glove work there but no reliability with the bat.
Barria can spot start assuming he’ll be coming out of the pen.
What they need is to add another significant starter– that will create depth.
And to think he had to change his first name to Packy. It used to be Sh!thouse.
Nice Robin Hood Men in Tights reference
He’s not bad. Doesn’t have the best stuff but is really funky. He was brought up a bit too quickly out of necessity, but I could see him carving out a bit of a loogy/spot starter here and there.
plus his name is legendary
I thought the Angels handled the young pitchers extremely poorly. last year. They were calling up anyone and everyone just to see if they have anything a value. Whoever we got back in any type of trade was called up to start or pitch out of the pen. Angels were like a bunch of kids tearing through a box of box of Crackerjacks only to get the prize and discarding the rest. They would call up a guy like Cooper Criswell. to make a start. If he started poorly, the would send him down and say , “well he sucks,, who’s next?”
Quite honestly. It was pretty embarrassing.
once Rendon and Trout went down, the season was lost. injuries on the pitching side didn’t help either.
Would you like guys to just sit in the minors and develop there? Sure..
But you could also view it as development time, just at the highest level. Sometimes it works, sometimes is doesn’t. it’s not like they had veteran starters on at the AAA level that they could just bring up
That’s nothing new, think Nick Maronde, Michael Roth, to a certain degree Garrett Richards, Alex Meyer, etc
LHP with options. Bye, bye Angels.
Hey it’s a whacky ,I mean packey business who cares-Bob Costas
Juan Uribe Profundo
That’s the most Boston name I’ve ever heard
At least they waited a day and didn’t designate him on St. Patrick’s Day.
Rumor has it that Packy’s Father is the Singer of “Makin It” and the star of all those famous Dr. PEPPER Commercials back in the 70s. Look up David Naughton on IMDB
American Werewolf in London? Talented man, wondering why he didn’t have more of a career.
Liking this team a lot with the new additions. It lacks a little SP depth and a SS,but all in all pretty solid if healthy.
Health is key:
Better than ave. Health, could win the west. Average health, wild card looks attainable. Knock on wood, below average Health, miss playoffs again. Should be a fun season, let’s go!
I am fine with the pitching depth as it currently stands. There is not a lot of available options out there anyway. I am far more optimistic about this rotation since any Angels rotation since 2015. There are quite a few question marks. I am certain this rotation, Thor, Ohtani, Sandoval, Suarez, Lorenzen, and Barria will out perform last years rotation of Quintana, Bundy, Ohtani, Heaney, Cobb and Canning. If Thor and Ohtani can be the 1, 2 punch that I believe them to be and Sandoval can stay healthy, we may have a winning team for the first time in a long time.
I took a lot of grief over saying Lorenzen can be a good starter. I know he had a bad year last year, but he wasn;t 100% either. He has a decent repertoire of pitches, induces a lot of soft contact and ground balls. Most importantly, he keeps the ball in the yard. His batting average against is in the low 200s. He can touch 100 which means he will be a nice contrast to Jaime Barria and Jose Suarez. Plus, he is a hometown kid. I believe he will be better than most people think. At worst, I thought he would fall back to the bullpen, but since the bullpen is so deep now, that doesn’t appear to be an option now. I think me and Perry are the only one that believes in him, but it wouldn’t be the first time I was the only one right. I believe he will be well worth a $7M gamble. He will be better than the pickups in the past, Qunitana, Harvey, Cahill, etc.
We have Junk, Detmers and Jhonathan.Diaz to spot start if need be. . Detmers has the highest ceiling, but I think now that he has got a taste of the MLB experience, I believe it is best he starts in the minors and works on his control. I would rather address the need for another starter as the season progresses whether to add now with nothing available.
You’re not the only one MrAngelsfan, I’m with you on Lorenzen. That could very easily be one of the better F/A signings of ANY team this off-season. We should be in the majority on this and we’re not. And with a low risk 1 year deal? Almost all should be on board.
After seeing that change yesterday, and reading some comments by Nick Pollack, I’m quickly seeing Lornzen’s potential.
I was very negative with that signing. But now I’m glad they took the chance.