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MLB mock draft: Angels projected to take Pete Crow-Armstrong in first round

Crow-Armstrong played high school baseball at Harvard-Westlake, about 46 miles from Angel Stadium.

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Keith Law at the Athletic in his latest mock draft has the Angels selecting outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong in the first round out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles.

The Angels have been linked to other outfielders in various mock drafts, most notably Robert Hassell out of Independence High School in Tennessee. He’s been projected to be picked 10th overall in at least seven different mock drafts. Other outfielders projected to the Angels in mock drafts are UCLA’s Garrett Mitchell and Heston Kjerstad of Arkansas.

Crow-Armstrong was rated the 10th-best prospect in the 2020 draft by Law, who wrote, “Multiple scouts have told me he’s the best defensive outfielder in the class, a future 70 glove in center field who’s also a 60 runner and has a plus arm. At the plate, he’s gotten quite a bit stronger since last summer, and was making consistently hard contact this spring before Harvard-Westlake ended its season.”

Crow-Armstrong is committed to play college ball at Vanderbilt. His major league ties are that his mother, Ashley Crow, played the lead character’s mom in ‘Little Big League,’ which might be the best draft tidbit I’ve heard yet.

The Angels have picked an outfielder in the first round in two of the last three drafts.

Crow-Armstrong’s draft prospect rankings:

The recommended slot bonus value for the Angels’ first-rounder, the 10th overall pick, is $4,739,900. MLB Draft coverage begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. PT, televised by MLB Network and ESPN.