The Angels did not have a pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. Scouting Director Ric Wilson had to wait until Pick #59, deep in the second round to draft a player.
The Angels selected a Left Handed Pitcher out of Bowling Green, Kentucky named Hunter Green. This kid once struck out twenty in a no-hitter earlier this season. He has committed to the University of Kentucky which may up his price.
Here is a LINK TO A COMPLETE ANALYSIS of this exciting talent.
Born in 1995, Green is seventeen years-old and will turn eighteen on July 12. He was a consensus late first round pick and it seems to be a good sign that he dropped to #59 for the Angels.
Will Arte Moreno, the genius who declined to pay extra for draftees like pitcher Matt Harvey and catcher Buster Posey, will he find a few bucks in the seat cushion to sign this talent that was considered to be a possible first rounder? Not if those seat cushions are the empty seats his fans have abandoned after his best laid plans went south.
In a hopeful sign, the kid tweeted a picture of himself right after the news broke with the message WELL, I'M AN ANGEL NOW.
The Angels lost a big free agent named Torii Hunter. The Angels did not get a compensation pick for this. Why? Because the baseball gods hate us. Let us hope their hate was aimed elsewhere this evening at the MLB Channel's studios and that a great one has landed in our laps.
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