The Los Angeles Angels have used the 10th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft on Reid Detmers, a left-hander out of Louisville.
After all the wait in the wake of Coronavirus, we finally have something live happening in the world of Major League Baseball. What more fitting way to get it started with a look to the future; the 2020 MLB Draft.
The Angels have held the 10th overall pick in the MLB Draft on five other occasions, most recently in 2017, when they selected current top prospect, Jo Adell. They’ll enter the 2020 MLB Draft in a similar position, looking to once again select a cornerstone for the franchise.
While there has been some speculation as to how the Angels would use their selection. There has been some level of debate as to whether the team would pick either a college arm that it could fast-track to the majors or high-upside prep bats. There have even been whispers of the team potentially punting their first pick in hopes of getting a compensation pick in 2021.
However, there has been no doubt that the Angels would make a selection, and after much speculation, with the 10th overall pick of the MLB Draft, the Los Angeles Angels select:
Reid Detmers – LHP, Louisville
Considered the top college lefty in the draft, Reid Detmers profiles as a pitcher that could reach the major leagues in a year or two max. He featured a three-pitch mix (fastball, change-up, curveball) and can get strikeouts with any of them. He could be a middle of the rotation arm as a floor, but if he adds power to his fastball, could grow into a top of the rotation ace.
With a prospect list that is top-heavy with hitters, adding a pitcher like Detmers has a huge upside for the organization. He should instantly vault into the top-five prospects in the system and the team could potentially give him a look in 2020 if the need calls for it.
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We’ll be back with more on Detmers in the coming days, but as Angels fans, we are excited about this pick!