Angels agree to terms with all 19 Draft picks

July 25th, 2023

Below is a list of every player drafted by the Angels.

Each club has until 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 25, to come to terms with its Draft selections. If a player has exhausted his collegiate eligibility, he can sign at any time up until one week prior to the next year’s Draft.

Draft-and-follow picks -- high school and junior college players selected after the 10th round who attend a two-year college after the Draft -- can sign with their selecting teams for up to $250,000 up until a week prior to the following year’s Draft.

Players drafted from Round 11 on do not count against the bonus pools unless their signing bonus exceeds $150,000; any amount over that total will count against the pool.

Total bonus pool: $8,328,900
MLB rank: 23

1 (11): Nolan Schanuel, 1B, Florida Atlantic
Pick value: $5,253,000
Signing bonus: $5,253,000
Schanuel agreed to terms on July 14 and signed for the exact slot value. His bat is considered close to Major League ready and he could reach Double-A by the end of the season, given the Angels' aggressiveness.

3 (79): Alberto Rios, 3B, Stanford
Pick value: $901,500
Signing bonus: $847,500
Rios, the Pac-12 Player of the Year at Stanford last season, agreed to terms for $850,000 on July 18. The Angels drafted him for his bat and are going to try him in left field and at third base and catcher to see where he sticks.

4 (111): Joe Redfield, OF, Sam Houston
Pick value: $603,600
Signing bonus: $472,500

5 (147): Chris Clark, RHP, Harvard
Pick value: $425,100
Signing bonus: $318,825
Clark, who ranked second in the Ivy League in strikeouts last season, agreed to terms on a deal slightly under slot on July 14.

6 (174): Camden Minacci, RHP, Wake Forest
Pick value: $331,000
Signing bonus: $328,500
Minacci, considered one of the best closers in college baseball in 2023, signed for nearly the full recommended value of his pick.

7 (204): Cole Fontenelle, 3B, TCU
Pick value: $258,900
Signing bonus: $256,400

8 (234): Barrett Kent, RHP, Pottsboro HS
Pick value: $206,500
Signing bonus: $997,500

9 (264): Chase Gockel, RHP, Quincy U
Pick value: $180,300
Signing bonus: $1,000
Gockel, who had a 2.25 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 32 innings with Quincy last season, was a graduate student and signed for only $1,000 on July 14.

10 (294): Chris Barraza, RHP, Arizona
Pick value: $169,000
Signing bonus: $7,500
Barraza was another value selection by the Angels, as he was a senior at Arizona last season and agreed to terms on July 14.

11 (324): John Wimmer, SS, Rock Hill High School (SC)
Signing bonus: $397,500
The Angels used some of their savings with Gockel and Barraza to sign Wimmer, a Citadel commit, for more than slot on July 14.

12 (354): Sam Brown, 1B, Washington State
Signing bonus: $150,000

13 (384): Riley Bauman, RHP, Abilene Christian U
Signing bonus: $135,000
Bauman agreed to terms on July 14.

14 (414): Zach Joyce, RHP, Tennessee
Signing bonus: $150,000

15 (444): Caleb Ketchup, SS, Lipscomb University
Signing bonus: $150,000

16 (474): Rio Foster, OF, Florence-Darlington Tech
Signing bonus: $100,000

17 (504): Logan Britt, RHP, Abilene Christian
Signing bonus: $150,000

18 (534): Dalton Kendrick, LHP, University of Memphis
Signing bonus: $125,000

19 (564): Raudi Rodriguez, OF, Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
Signing bonus: $100,000

20 (594): Mac McCroskey, SS, Oral Roberts
Signing bonus: $75,000

Every team's signings

How bonus pools and pick values work 
Each choice in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club's selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value gets subtracted from his team's pool. Clubs near the top of the Draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections.

Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0% to 5% pay a 75% tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75% tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5% and up to 10%; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100% tax for more than 10% and up to 15%; and two first-rounders and a 100% tax for more than 15%.

Bonus pools by club
Pirates: $16,185,700
Tigers: $15,747,200
Nationals: $14,502,400
Twins: $14,345,600
Athletics: $14,255,600
Reds: $13,785,200
Mariners: $13,170,900
Marlins: $12,829,600
Royals: $12,313,500
Rockies: $11,909,800
D-backs: $11,084,300
Brewers: $10,950,600
Rays: $10,872,100
Orioles: $10,534,800
Red Sox: $10,295,100
Rangers: $9,925,300
Giants: $9,916,900
White Sox: $9,072,800
Cubs: $8,962,000
Guardians: $8,736,700
Mets: $8,440,400
Braves: $8,341,700
Angels: $8,328,900
Dodgers: $7,274,600
Astros: $6,747,900
Blue Jays: $6,529,700
Cardinals: $6,375,100
Padres: $5,416,000
Yankees: $5,299,400
Phillies: $5,185,500