2015 Angels Draft Coverage
The main place for 2015 Angels draft coverage.
Four days after the draft, the Angels fans have finally reached an agreement that the team did in fact draft the college catcher.
Here's some footage of Jahmai Jones, who was selected by the Angels 70th overall. Here's what our very own prospect guru Turk's Teeth says about Jones: He’s very young but has potentially above-average tools above the board, and positional flexibility that could allow him to play the middle infield and outfield both. That reads like Zobrist-like ceiling, though the two players have different body types (Jones is only 6’ tall). They project him to hit a ton of doubles, but if they refine his swing, who knows what the power ceiling is? It’s a good mix of tools. His ceiling is pretty high, but he’s 18, and you never know.
Who will the Angels select on day one of the MLB draft? Your guess is as good as mine, but that won't stop me from shouldering into the game and playing draft board wizard (with a polo shirt, no doubt). Turk's Day One picks to follow.
Yesterday we surveyed a consensus MLB draft board based on the many mock drafts published online this May. In today's article we'll dig a little deeper to look at some of the best position players that may be available when the Angels select at the end of the first round on June 8th.
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft begins in less than two weeks, starting on Monday, June 8th, and continuing through Wednesday, June 10th. The Angels, as a result of having the best record in baseball last season, have an inauspicious draft position. They do not get to pick until the #26 slot in the draft, and don't pick again until #70 and #104. Who might be around when it comes time to choose?