Angels Scouting Reports, Draft Picks #26-#30

Scouting Reports on Los Angeles Angels draft picks #26-#30

26. Taylor Cobb, RHP, Houston

Taylor Cobb hit the Angels radar in the NCAA Regionals, and the he must have done some things to stick in their mind. He's a reliever with some life to his fastball, but other than that, we don't know much about him.


27. Sam Koenig, OF, UW-Milwaukee

Koenig has pop. We mean, scary pop. Though it comes with the territory of some swing and misses. We say this despite a school record, 24-game hit-streak this past season. Koenig has a nature for hitting the ball with a vicious swing, and hitting it hard and far. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school, playing basketball and baseball, and has a large frame (which helps his power) at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds. Koenig has some limit to his defensive skills which means a move from third base to the outfield.


28. Aaron Rhodes, RHP, Florida

After some rumors of arm fatigue and a move to the bullpen after a one-hit shutout, Rhodes lost some love in the draft and fell to the Angels in the 28th round. Good for the Angels though, Rhodes has some nice stuff in the tank. He's added some muscle over the last two seasons and has his fastball working regularly from 90-94 from a low three/quarter arm slot. Rhodes comes equipped with a sinker, slider and changeup, all that average out with the rest of middle draft arms. There's some development needed, but Rhodes should be able to excel through the lower minors with ease before being tested in Single-A and beyond, possibly to the Majors.


29. Cody Pope, RHP, Eastern New Mexico

Another senior sign with a good pitching frame, Pope is a real competitor on the mound and has no problem throwing strikes. He was a well rounded starter at ENMU, but a bullpen role is probably where Pope is headed.

30. Nick Lynch, 1B, UC-Davis

Lynch was somewhat an acquired taste for us here as Scout.com. We knew some about him but the more we took a look, the more desirable he became. He was somewhat known as a power hitter in our books, but when we watched him live, he showed us that the drive behind the ball is a line drive swing for the gaps. Lynch really cranks the ball in his swing and has average speed which allows him to take the extra base when needed. He needs some work defensively at first base, but it's not to say he's a liability in any form.



Taylor Blake Ward is a Senior Publisher for Scout.com, and can be found on Twitter, @TaylorBlakeWard.



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