clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

MLB Draft 2016: 2nd round pick Brandon Marsh opts not to sign with Angels

A shocking turn of events happen in Los Angeles' efforts to sign the high school outfielder

Lily McGregor photography

Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels drafted Brandon Marsh, a high school outfielder out of Buford High School in the second round of the MLB Draft. There were many fans and those involved with the organization who were very excited about the pick, as he projected to be a potential five-tool player.

However, after Marsh made his trip to Los Angeles, he has decided to change the course of his plans and forgo the draft and stand firm in his commitment to Kennesaw State University.

In a conversation with Marsh, he simply said "I'm not signing." He went on to say that he believed college would be the best route for him to take. There is currently no further information known on why he chose not to sign, as it is rare that you see someone drafted in a top round and the athlete ends up not accepting the offer.

Marsh could've ranked high in the prospect rankings for the Angels, as his .559 average this past season at Buford shows his extreme ability to hit for contact, and his bat speed projected his power to come around.