When Angels fans heard that the team drafted left-handed pitcher Adam Seminaris in the fifth round of the 2020 MLB Draft, a lot of them had probably never heard his name before. There were definitely a few fans who were familiar with him, as he was a local guy who played his college ball at Long Beach State, not too far from Angel Stadium.
Well, it turns out, he was an Angels fan growing up, who had aspirations to one day play for the Angels. Now, he’ll get to live out his dream. Here’s what he tweeted yesterday.
The first photo he tweeted was a view of Angel Stadium from the freeway, with a caption that reads “The Dream”.
The next image he tweeted was a photo from when he was younger, sitting in the stands at an Angels game.
Seriously, how cool is that? How many of us dream of playing for our favorite team, and then end up doing that? Just awesome.
Here’s a snipped from my piece I wrote after the Angels drafted him in the fifth round. You can go back and give it a read for some more background information on the 21-year-old.
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.
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- Eric wrote up more about Rendon. You can check it out here.