Angels Draft R.J. Alvarez with First Pick

Jun 3, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; General view of the exterior of Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Angels had the 114th pick in the Major League Baseball draft. It was their first pick. Life seems unfair at times, yes. But four seasons ago we had the best record in the American League and had had five of the first 42 picks in the draft, so don't start whining to intensely about things.

With that pick the Angels selected pitcher R.J. Alvarez. I see this is a fast-track move for a 2013 bullpen arm. Alvarez has a great fastball and then falls off the cliff into mediocrity. It is obvious the club sees something fixable and teachable in his repertoire. Sports Blogger David Villavicencio has seen Alavarez pitch in Florida and tweeted to Alden Gonalez the following:

Alvarez had a 0.53 ERA and 8 Saves after being moved into the relief role at Florida Atlantic University. ESPN's Scouting insider Kiley McDaniel thinks that Alvarez' slider is his next great pitch and believes him to present few headaches in signing:

And can you name his choice in bullpen appearance music as he warms up here in the Cape Cod League last summer...

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