Los Angeles Angels pitching prospect Chase Silseth has quickly risen through the ranks since being selected by the organization in the 11th round of the 2021 MLB Draft.
He has already made his MLB debut, starting seven games for the Angels earlier this season. Although it wasn’t to the best of results, as he posted a 6.59 ERA, 5.99 FIP, and 1.57 WHIP with 24 strikeouts against 12 walks in 28.2 innings.
However, the right-hander is in the midst of an excellent season with Double-A Rocket City and enjoyed one of his best performances on Sunday against the Tennessee Smokies.
Silseth carried a perfect game into the fourth before allowing two solo home runs and a walk as his only blemishes over six innings of work. He collected a season-high 11 strikeouts and flashed his elite pitch mix during the outing.
The Angels starter was sent back down to Double-A instead of Triple-A as a way for him to get as many chances as possible to work on his craft. The Angels have often been known to send pitchers down multiple levels when they feel the player needs a reset of some kind.
Silseth improved to 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 11.8 strikeouts per nine in 65 innings pitched this season (12 starts).
Silseth is the Angels’ No. 7 ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and will likely rejoin the Major League team in September when rosters expand. Although it’s unclear if he will re-join the rotation in the temporary spot that currently belongs to Mike Mayers, or if he could spend some time in the bullpen.
Edgar Quero not far off from making top 100
Another top Angels prospect has also been turning heads recently at the Single-A level. Edgar Quero, the team’s No. 3 overall prospect, is reportedly not far away from cracking MLB’s top 100 prospects list.
He is currently slashing .316/.430/.535 in 102 games this season.