No. 3 promising fact about the LA Angels’ young core: Reid Detmers is 1st of the 2020 Draft top 10 picks to make debut
The 10th pick in the MLB draft, Detmers was widely regarded as the most polished and close to the big leagues pitcher in the draft. A perfect fit for the Angels, Detmers has made it to the show a year later, and looks to be a staple in the Angels rotation for years to come. Although the results have been sub-par thus far, it is worth noting that Detmers has faced two top five lineups in the MLB, and two top 15 lineups: the Dodgers, the Astros, Oakland, and Cleveland.
His best start thus far was when he fired six innings of one run ball against the Astros on August 15th, giving up two walks, three hits, and striking out six. His “Devil’s rainbow” of a curveball has been on full display, and his shaky start is nothing to be concerned about given how quickly he was rushed to the big leagues.