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Reid Detmers debuts as a top-100 prospect at Baseball America

Angels LHP was drafted in the first round, 10th overall

2020 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by MLB Photos via Getty Images

Reid Detmers, the left-handed pitcher out of Louisville drafted in the first round, hasn’t yet signed with the Angels, but if he does would already be one of the club’s best prospects.

Detmers was among the 2020 draftees added to the top-100 prospect list at Baseball America on Wednesday, checking in at No. 83.

“Detmers was possibly the most polished starting pitching prospect available in the draft,” the BA report noted, “Once the big leagues begin again, Detmers could move fairly quickly through the minors on his way to Los Angeles.”

The Angels drafted 10th overall, their first pitcher taken with their first selection since Sean Nowcomb in 2014. Detmers followed up his ACC Pitcher of the Year honors as a sophomore with a strong start to his junior season, posting a minuscule 1.23 ERA in four starts, striking out 48 against only six walks in 22 innings before the season was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Detmers is one of three Angels prospects in Baseball America’s top 100, along with outfielders Jo Adell (No. 3 overall) and Brandon Marsh (No. 46). Adell is ranked the same as he was in February, while Marsh moved down three spots after the infusion of new 2020 draftees.

Other draft picks this year added to BA’s list include top overall pick Spencer Torkelson of the Tigers (No. 11 overall), Blue Jays shortstop Austin Martin (No. 16), Royals pitcher Asa Lacy (No. 39), Mariners pitcher Emerson Hancock (No. 56), Pirates shortstop Nick Gonzales (No. 59), Marlins pitcher Max Meyer (No. 61), Rockies outfielder Zac Veen (No. 75), Brewers outfielder Garrett Mitchell (No. 80), Reds outfielder Austin Hendrick (No. 84), Padres outfielder Robert Hassell (No. 98), and Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad (No. 99).