In the fourth round, the Angeles selected shortstop Werner Blakely from Detroit Edison High School. He is currently committed to play at Auburn.
Per Adam Chodzko, the Director of Communications for the Angels, Blakely hit .467 with 10 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 34 RBI, 44 runs and 24 stolen bases during his junior campaign in 2019. The Auburn commit finished his prep career with 163 hits, 26 doubles, 19 triples and 103 RBI. Last summer, Blakely became the first player from Detroit to take part in the Under Amour All-America game at Wrigley Field, starting the game at shortstop.
His pick value per MLB.com is $522,000.
Here’s some more information on the high-schooler.
Infielder Werner Blakely, an Auburn signee out of Detroit, was just selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft (No. 111 overall) by the Los Angeles Angels.— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) June 12, 2020
Here's what Butch Thompson said about him on Monday: pic.twitter.com/cz3gkk0slh
“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.”
He also has a pretty solid vertical leap.