The Angels are expected to come to an agreement with fourth-round pick Werner Blakely on a deal worth $900K, sources said.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) June 14, 2020
“Blakely is a prototypical high-risk, high-reward prospect with plenty of athleticism and tools, but a rawness to his game that raises some concerns,” Baseball America writes. “Teams are excited about his potential and the power he could pack on to his athletic frame, but he’ll need plenty of at-bats to refine his offensive game.”
Top Canadian Prospect & Angels 3rd Round Pick David Calabrese will be signing for 744k, the allotted slot value, per sources.— Mason McRae (@mason_mcrae) June 13, 2020
Was mentioned as early as the second round to San Francisco but fell a little because of financial scarcity.
Calabrese is an outfielder from Canada, who many regard as the top Canadian prospect in this year’s draft class. He’s also only 17, being one of the youngest players from the entire draft.
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.