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Recap of Angels’ 2020 draft

A look at their four picks

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2020 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by MLB Photos via Getty Images

The MLB Draft has come and gone. In total, the Angels made four picks. Here’s a quick recap of each of their four picks. If you’d like a more in-depth look at each player, click their name.

1st round - Reid Detmers, LHP - Louisville

As a sophomore in 2019, Detmers was 13-4 with a 2.78 ERA with a school-record 167 strikeouts in 113⅓ innings. This year, Detmers had a minuscule 1.23 ERA in four starts, with an eye-popping 48 strikeouts and just six walks in 22 innings.

Detmers was ranked the eighth best-prospect in the draft by Baseball America, rated 12th by ESPN, ranked eighth by, 10th by FanGraphs, and ranked eighth by Keith Law at The Athletic.

3rd round - David Calabrese, OF - St. Elizabeth HS

Calabrese gets a lot of comparisons to a young Jacoby Ellsbury as a plus-plus runner who rivals Crow-Armstrong for the best defensive center fielder in the draft. He’s short to the ball with a good approach, staying back to make more contact at the cost of power, although his body points to double-digit homers down the road. Scouts did get to see him briefly against young pro pitchers this March before his team’s tour of Florida ended abruptly, so they have a sense of how he might handle velocity or better spin. He’s also one of the youngest players in the class, turning 18 in late September.

4th round - Werner Blakely, SS - Detroit Edison HS (MI)

Per Adam Chodzko, the Director of Communications for the Angels, Blakely hit .467 with 10 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 34 RBI, 44 runs and 24 stolen bases during his junior campaign in 2019. The Auburn commit finished his prep career with 163 hits, 26 doubles, 19 triples and 103 RBI. Last summer, Blakely became the first player from Detroit to take part in the Under Amour All-America game at Wrigley Field, starting the game at shortstop.

5th round - Adam Seminaris, LHP - Long Beach State

In his three seasons with the Dirtbags, Seminaris appeared in 40 games while making 27 starts. He owned a 3.58 ERA, and had 154 strikeouts in 173 2⁄3 innings pitched. Seminaris spent the 2019 summer in the Cape Cod league, where he had a 3.26 ERA in 30 1⁄3 innings. He struck out 21.

Though a small sample, Seminaris was off to a stellar start to his season in 2020. He threw 22 innings and allowed only three runs, good for a 1.23 ERA. He struck out 36 in those 22 innings, and only issued three walks.