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No change in Halos' plan with McGowin in round five

ANAHEIM -- In the fifth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Angels selected Kyle McGowin, a right-handed pitcher from Savannah State University in Georgia.

The Angels not only used their first four picks on pitchers, but on tall pitchers, as every selected pitcher is 6-foot-3 or taller.

McGowin, listed at 6-foot-4, was 12-2 with a 2.02 ERA and four complete games during his junior season at Savannah State.

The 21-year-old is projected as a "fringe No. 5 starter" with a fastball in the upper 80s. His curveball has had some inconsistencies.

McGowin, a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, is the first pitcher drafted from Savannah State and is also the school's highest Draft pick.

Prior to McGowin, Savannah State had never had a player selected prior to the 16th round.

William Boor is an associate reporter for
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