Normally a draft tracker is more exhaustive, with 40 rounds worth of picks to chronicle, and monitor who signs and for what. But this year the draft is only five rounds, with MLB owners opting for cost-cutting measures by not only shortening the draft but deferring the bulk of bonus payments.
The Angels only had four picks in this five-round draft, losing their second-round pick for signing Anthony Rendon as a free agent in December.
In the first round the Angels have the 10th selection, the sixth time they’ve picked 10th overall (also in 1970, 1972, 1974, 2000, and 2017). Before this year, the Halos’ last No. 10 pick was outfielder Jo Adell, the club’s current top prospect.
They used that first-rounder on left-handed pitcher Reid Detmers out of Louisville, who was connected to them in nine different mock drafts beforehand.
The recommended slot bonus value for the 10th overall pick is $4,739,900, and the Angels’ total draft bonus pool for their four picks is $6,397,100. Draftees must sign by August 1, with 10 percent of bonuses due now and the rest split evenly between 2021 and 2022.
The draft pool can only be used for those four picks, with any undrafted players signed as a free agent limited to a signing bonus of no more than $20,000.
The Angels signed all four picks, exceeding their bonus pool by a reported $57,100, less than one percent over. That comes with a penalty of 75 percent of the overage, or $42,825.
Angels 2020 draft picks
|3||82||David Calabrese||OF||St. Elizabeth HS (Ont.)||$744,200||$744,200|
|4||111||Werner Blakely||SS||Southfield Lathrup HS (Mich.)||$522,600||$900,000|
|5||141||Adam Seminaris||LHP||Long Beach State||$390,400||$140,000|