LA Angels: Phenom set to take the mound today for Halos
By Evan Desai
The LA Angels have seen great things from their young pitching lately.
Patrick Sandoval has been lights out in his past two starts (and more or less all season), and Jaime Barria pitched a gem on Saturday. The Halos are making an emphasis on young pitching, and it’s not just shown by starters like Sandoval, Barria, and Jose Suarez getting a lot of opportunity.
They took pitchers with all 20 of their draft picks, and pulled off two deadline moves to swap current starters for younger minor leaguers. First it was Andrew Heaney for a couple of prospects, and then it was Tony Watson for three. The Angels are willing to show their commitment to young pitching again today, by starting Reid Detmers.
2020 LA Angels’ first-round pick Reid Detmers will take the mound for our Halos today.
Reid Detmers was the tenth overall pick for our LA Angels last year.
Detmers had some success in the Minors this year. He only pitched one game in Triple-A, but he went six innings and didn’t give up any runs. He didn’t walk anybody either, and only allowed three hits.
In Double-A, he started 12 games, and posted a 3.50 ERA. He had a 1.17 WHIP, and struck out 16.2 batters per nine innings.
He’s ranked as the No. 56 prospect in baseball. His curveball is graded as a 60 (on an 80-scale), and has really nice fastball command despite not throwing 95+ consistently.
He’s going to have a nice career with the Halos, and the future of this rotation is absolutely in the hands of the younger talent we have and are going to bring up.
Another big step is finally getting Detmers up and giving him his first taste of the big leagues. I think he’ll do great.