Keynan Anthony Middleton...On Twitter: @since93key ... Attended Milwaukie HS (OR) and Lane Community College (OR), where he also played basketball...Averaged 11 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for Titans as shooting guard ... In August 2017, appeared on "Road Trippin'" podcast hosted by veteran NBA forward Richard Jefferson ... Originally signed by Angels scout Jason Ellison.
Entered year ranked by Baseball America as #9 prospect in Angels system ... Began season with Triple-A Salt Lake for 10 appearances, before being promoted to Angels, May 5...Did not allow an earned run in each of final eight outings for Bees (9.1 IP) ... Made Major League debut May 5 vs. Houston...Became first member of Angels 2013 draft class to reach Major Leagues ... Earned first Major League win June 11 at Houston with one scoreless inning ... Recorded first Major League save Aug. 8 vs. Baltimore ... Six wins tied Cam Bedrosian for most by an Angels reliever for season...Most wins by an Angels rookie reliever since Dane De La Rosa (6) in 2013 ... His 64 appearances tied Jason Bulger (2009) and Jose Alvarez (2015) for third most ever by an Angels rookie...Only Dane De La Rosa (75 games in 2013) and Bill Kelso (67 games in 1967) had more ... Led A.L. rookies with average fastball velocity of 97.2 MPH.
Pitched exclusively out of bullpen for fi rst ti me in career...Began season with Adv.-A Inland Empire and averaged 13.9 strikeouts per nine innings...Worked at least two innings in 11 of 25 outi ngs with 66ers...Promoted to Double-A Arkansas June 30...Did not allow a run in 11 of 13 appearances for Travelers and averaged 10.8 strikeotus per nine innings...Recorded saves in six consecuti ve appearances from July 16-29...Six saves ranked ti ed for second most on season for Travelers...Promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake August 7 and did not allow a run in six of eight outi ngs for Bees...Had streak of eight consecuti ve scoreless innings across four games for Bees from Aug. 15-25.