ANAHEIM, CA -The Angels selected eight players during rounds 3-10 today in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, as announced by Director, Scouting Matt Swanson. The Halos draft, as it currently stands, features four prep and six collegiate draftees. The draft will conclude tomorrow (June 14) with rounds 11-40. The Angels
ANAHEIM, CA -The Angels selected eight players during rounds 3-10 today in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, as announced by Director, Scouting Matt Swanson. The Halos draft, as it currently stands, features four prep and six collegiate draftees. The draft will conclude tomorrow (June 14) with rounds 11-40. The Angels will have pick No. 10 in each remaining round.
With their third round pick (85th overall), the Angels selected CF Jacob Pearson from West Monroe HS in West Monroe, LA. Standing 5-foot-11, Williams earned Louisiana's Gatorade Player of the Year and was named the MVP of the LWSA Class 5A All-State team. Pearson, 19, was ranked 63rd in Baseball America's Top 100 MLB Draft porspects.
The Angels' fourth round pick (115th overall) was RHS John Swanda from Theodore Roosevelt HS from Des Moines, IA..In its National Pre-Draft Showcase, Perfect Game ranked the 6-foot-2 hurler sixth in the Top 10 Fastball category.
In the fifth round (145th overall) the Angels took RHS Joseph Booker from T.R. Miller HS from Brewton, AL. Booker, 18, was ranked 20th in Baseball America's 2017 State Draft Report: Alabama.
With their sixth round selection (175th overall), the Angels picked CF Jonah Todd from Auburn University. The outfielder led the Tigers with a .376 average out of the leadoff spot. Todd, 21, earned All-SEC second-team honors, as well as SEC All-Defensive team honors.
In the seventh round (205th overall) the Halos took RHS Dennis Brady from Mercer County CC. Brady, 20, led the NJCAA Division II in ERA (0.96), and was second in wins and strikeouts. He was also named Region 19 Pitcher of the Year and NJCAA World Series Pitcher. He is from Vineland, NJ like fellow Angels outfielder Mike Trout.
Selected in the eighth round (235th overall) was RHS Connor Riley out of University of South Carolina, Aiken. The senior logged the third-most strikeouts in a single year in school history with 130.
In the ninth round (265th overall) the Angels chose RHS Brett Hanewich from Stanford. In four seasons with Stanford, Hanewich, 22, appeared in 53 games, started 37, and accumulated 13 career wins and a 3.82 career ERA. In 226 career innings, he has struck out 167 batters.
In the 10th round, the final pick of Day 2, (295 overall) the Halos chose RHS Daniel Procopio from Niagra University. Procopio, 21, was originally drafted out of Central Technical in 2013 by the New York Mets.
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