While he earned All-State honors for his hitting, O'Sullivan will come into the system as a pitcher who can hit 91 or 92 with his fastball and shows good command. Despite his tools, he finished his one year of junior college with a a 7-5 record, recording just 72 strikeouts in 91 innings of work while posting a 2.27 ERA.
"He's got the ability to think through a game," said Randy Abshier, his college coach. "I think the X factors is, is he going to be able to maintain the body type that he needs to be a successful pitcher at the next level.
Angels' scout Tom Kotchman recommended Jeremy Haynes for their 37th-round pick after his first year at Tallahassee Community College and signed him earlier this month. Originally drafted out of high school by the Red Sox in 2004, Haynes opted to sign this time around rather than take a scholarship offer from the University of Miami.
Using an above-average curve ball and a fastball in the low 90s, the righty – who turned 20 Memorial Day weekend – posted a 3.20 ERA in 56.1 innings of work this season, striking out 76 against just 41 hits allowed though his struggle to command the ball consistently led to 32 walks.
"My dream has always been to play professional baseball," said Haynes. "And when the opportunity came, I felt it was time."
Both pitchers will report to Mesa for a minicamp in mid-June and then join the Orem Owlz to begin their professional careers.