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MLB Draft 2021: Angels draft tracker (Rounds 2-20)

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Round 2, Pick 45 — Ky Bush | LHP, St. Mary’s College

2021 stats: 7-5, 2.99 ERA, 78 13 IP, 112 SO, 19 BB, 1.12 WHIP

His scouting report, per Baseball America.

A big-bodied lefthander at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, he previously struggled with his weight but emerged this season trimmer and with a better delivery, leading to major improvements in both his stuff and control. Bush is an intimidating presence on the mound and powers his fastball downhill from the left side. He sat in the low 90s and topped out at 94 early in the season, but his stuff ticked up throughout the year and he sat 93-94 and touched 96 mph by the end of the season. His best secondary offering is an above-average slider in the mid 80s that gets swings and misses, and he complements it with a potentially average changeup in the mid 80s and a usable curveball in the upper 70s he can land in the strike zone as a change-of-pace offering.


Round 3, Pick 90 — Landon Marceaux | RHP, LSU

2021 stats: 7-7, 2.54 ERA, 102 23 IP, 116 SO, 26 BB, 1.15 WHIP

His scouting report, per Baseball America.

Marceaux isn’t particularly physical, with a somewhat skinny frame (6 feet, 179 pounds), and he doesn’t light up a radar gun. He’ll pitch at 88-92 mph on most nights and that velocity has remained remarkably stable since high school. When Marceaux arrived at LSU, he threw a slow, big breaking, mid-70s curveball. It was effective, but a wise hitter could spot its hump as it came out of Marceaux’s hand. He and the Tigers staff transformed it into a sharper, 11-to-5, mid-80s slider that comes out of his hand looking like his fastball. Marceaux’s fastball and slider are both average, and he has to work his fastball around the edges of the zone, as it lacks bat-missing potential in the heart of the zone, but his 82-84 mph changeup is above-average. He consistently dots the bottom of the zone low and away from lefties and down and in on righties, and he can bury it with more depth when needed.


Round 4, Pick 110 — Luke Murphy | RHP, Vanderbilt

2021 stats: 27 G, 4-1, 9 SV, 2.40 ERA, 41 13 IP, 61 SO

Murphy’s scouting report, per MLB.

Murphy’s fastball sat around 90 mph in high school but now ranges from 93-96 and peaks at 99 with riding action up in the zone. His power curveball operates in the low 80s and can be a plus pitch at its best but can flatten out when he overthrows it. He also uses a mid-80s changeup with some fade and sink against left-handers, though he has trouble throwing it for strikes.


Round 5, Pick 141 — Brett Kerry | RHP, South Carolina

2021 stats: 17 G, 5-1, 2.15 ERA, 4 SV, 54 13 IP, 84 SO, 10 BB, 1.07 WHIP