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Former Redbird makes progress with LA Angels

Archive Photo: Former Redbird baseball player Chad Hinshaw is seeing great success with the LA Angels

Archive Photo: Former Redbird baseball player Chad Hinshaw is seeing great success with the LA Angels

Adam Iwans

Sports Editor

Former Illinois State baseball player, Chad Hinshaw, was promoted to the next level of the Los Angeles Angels farm system
showing great progress for the 23-year-old outfielder.

He was elected to the Midwest League’s All Star Game where he hit a two-run home run en route to the west team winning 7-0, strengthening the justification for his promotion.

Hinshaw played 59 games for the Class A Burlington Bees where he hit .282 with 13 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 25 stolen bases before his recent promotion to the Inland Empire 66ers, a Class A Advanced affiliate within the California league.

In 26 games for Inland Empire, Hinshaw has batted .290 with six doubles, four triples, and three home runs. The Bloomington native has also managed a .354 on-base percentage, 18 RBIs and scored 17 runs.

Hinshaw currently bats clean-up for Inland Empire and has shown good versatility, starting at all three outfield positions.  Only a year after being drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, Hinshaw looks to continue his progress in the Los Angeles farm system.

Hinshaw is not the only former Redbird to be making strides within the Los Angles farm system. Eric Aguilera, a former ISU standout, has played great recently for the Class A Burlington Bees, one league below Hinshaw.

The 24-year-old first baseman played alongside Hinshaw in the Midwest League All Star game last month. Aguilera has played well enough to help the Bees clinch a second-place finish in the first-half divisional standings, and a Midwest League Postseason berth.

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