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Angels draft pick Sean Newcomb promoted to High A Inland Empire team

The 21 year old is moving on up, to the west side (of the country).

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

In a few years, we'll hopefully be figuring out this kid's nickname as he takes the mound for the Halos. I'm excited to see what he does.

Newcomb was sporting a nifty 1.83 ERA over seven starts with the Burlington Bees, where he had struck out 45 batters in 34.1 innings. His groundball rate of 59.5% leads all Angels minor league starters by far, as does his K/9 rate of 11.8.

If there has been any cause for concern, his walk rate has been elevated in recent starts, including 14 over his last 18 innings pitched. Something to monitor as he tests his arsenal in a hitter's league, against better competition.