Angels' Draft Scouting Reports, Rounds 11-20

Scouting Reports on Los Angeles Angels' Draft Picks, Rounds 11-20.

11. Brennon Lund, OF, BYU, Jr

The biggest concern with Lund is his religious beliefs, which is not something to be frowned upon by any means. He is of the Mormon faith, and often, young men around Lund's age go on missions to preach. That will not be the case, as he has chosen a path in professional baseball which will be a large pickup for the Angels. Lund has a solid swing from the left-side, but can become slappy at times. He has excellent wrist action in his swing, which should constitute him catching up with any level of pitching in the minors. In the field, Lund profiles best as a corner outfielder with above-average speed.


12. Bo Tucker, LHP, Georgia

A sophomore southpaw, Tucker throws his fastball anywhere from 89-93 MPH, along with a good curveball with spin. He's been a reliever throughout his career at Georgia, but will be tested as a starter in the Angels' system until he shows he can't do so - which may not come. He is another strike thrower, which is a constant in this year's draft for the Angels.


13. Anthony Molina, RHP, West Broward HS (FL)

If it weren't for off-field problems, consisting of possession of marijuana as a teen and assault charges that were deemed, "self-defense," Molina could have gone in the first five rounds. There's concern about his signability, but the Angels wouldn't have taken him if they didn't feel he was at least interested in signing. He has an easy delivery but can get slow in his mechanics at times. For an arsenal, he throws his fastball from 90-92, and touches 93-94 at rare times, touching 96 as a 16-year-old. He also has a large breaking pitch that can get slurve-like in motion that sits in the mid 70's and a changeup with run and sink in the low 70's. Everything should pick up in velocity with better arm motions and physical growth.


14. Francisco Del Valle, OF, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

Del Valle is a strong athlete, but there's concerns about his overall tool set. His swing doesn't have many parts, but can get long due to a pre-load with his hands. There's no note as to how much power he'll possess or tap into, but he has a strong frame at six-foot-one and 190 pounds. At the moment, he seems very raw.


15. Mike Kaelin, RHP, Buffalo

One of the most underrated aspects of scouting is going against the grain. Kaelin is a pitcher who is listed at five-foot-nine and is likely shorter than registered. However, he hurls his fastball in the mid 90's, and it features late movement. He has near pin point command of his fastball, and does create swing-and-misses with an off-speed pitch. A senior sign could have immediate success in the minors, being under mined by other teams.


16. Keith Grieshaber, SS, Jefferson College

Incredibly projectable, Grieshaber has not only has all the athleticism in the world, but the frame to do it in. He's lean at six-foot-two and 185 pounds, with broad shoulders and a hard torso. There is a high load of moving parts in his swing, but his path creates a high amount of torque to put authority behind the ball. Mixing that and a strong mid-section, he should be able to tap into some of his raw power. He was named the Gatorade Missouri (High School) Soccer Player of the Year in 2014, which is where his footwork stems from at shortstop. He'll stick at the position.


17. Zach Gibbons, OF, Arizona

There's some lack luster to Gibbons' game, but in general he does get the job done. He has an up the middle approach already, and will find his way into hitter's counts. He's disciplined and makes enough contact where you should see his walk rates right around or better than his strikeout rates. There isn't much power to speak of in his swing, but his compact swing should create doubles power with added muscle.


18. David Oppenheim, OF, USC

Between Zach Gibbons (see above), and David Oppenheim, there was a very entertaining battle for the Pac 12 batting title. Oppenheim eventually won, batting .387, but the standout number was his .500 on-base percentage in 236 plate appearances. He has shown discipline, and similar to Gibbons, can work the count in his favor. He has a compact swing from the left-side that opens up at times near it's end. Another senior sign that should bode well for the Angels' farm system. Oppenheim does possess more power than Gibbons, but is slower and around average.


19. Cody Ramer, SS, Arizona

The Angels tripled up on Pac 12 seniors, and had a pair from Arizona who happen to be very good friends. Similar to both Oppenheim and Gibbons, Ramer is a senior sign who has shown signs of good discipline and athleticism. He has plenty of speed, and quick feet that translate in the field. His speed carries on the paths, and with his compact left-handed swing, should translate to extra-base hits. He has a small frame, which could constitute a move to second base.


20. Jack Kruger, C, Mississippi State

Listed as a catcher, Kruger is more set to play at first base or in the corner outfield. His swing will be what helps him at the professional level. He keeps a level path with his bat throughout the swing and can create loft which in turn will be raw power thanks to his overall strength. He maintains a strong base in his swing, and uses his large frame to create power. You could see near double digit home runs over the course of a full season from Kruger.



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