Los Angeles Angels

Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Player Position School State Bonus
2 74 Tyler Chatwood RHP Redlands (Calif.) East Valley HS Calif. $547,000
Many scouts balk at Chatwood's shorter (5-foot-11), mature and non-projectable frame. His arm and tools, however, are hard to dismiss. Most scouts prefer him as a pitcher, and it's easy to see why. Chatwood's fastball sits in the 90-93 mph range, peaking at 94-95. He'll need to develop his 82 mph change, but Chatwood's curve is already a plus pitch, a 72-74 mph multi-plane kneebuckler that is easily his best offering. Many scouts see Chatwood as a somewhat smaller version of Roy Oswalt. In the past, Chatwood has dabbled in the infield, but his hands don't work well there. As an outfielder, he has a well-above-average arm and impressive 6.7 speed. Inconsistent at bat throughout the summer and fall showcase and scout ball season, Chatwood has now developed into a terror at the plate, showing both hitting ability and provocative power. If he makes it to UCLA, where he's committed, he should be a true two-way threat.
3 105 Ryan Chaffee RHP Chipola (Fla.) JC Fla. $338,000
Ryan Chaffee was the winning pitcher for Chipola in the Junior College World Series championship game last season, he broke his ankle in April and had surgery to repair it. Chaffee returned late in the season and pitched a shutout in the Florida junior college tournament, striking out 18 and sending Chipola back to the Junior College World Series. Committed to Louisiana State, Chaffee attacks hitters from multiple arm slots, creating three different breaking balls. He pitches in the low 90s and throws a plus changeup. When healthy and commanding all his pitches, Chaffee is dominant.
3s 112 Zach Cone OF Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. Ga.
One of the best high school athletes in this year's draft class, Cone has had an impressive spring season and has vaulted his draft stock upward. Although he is still somewhat stiff at the plate, Cone improved throughout high school and has shown the ability to hit for power and the potential to hit for average. He also has above-average speed, getting down the first base line in 4.1 seconds from the right side. Cone comes from professional bloodlines as his father played in the NFL. At 6-foot-2, and 200 pounds, Cone has the range and instincts to play center field at the major league level. There aren't many prospects in this draft class with Cone's mixture of athleticism, strength and tools. Cone is committed to play baseball for Georgia.
4 139 Buddy Boshers LHP Calhoun (Ala.) CC Ala. $210,000
Boshiers pitches between 88-92 mph with a big breaking ball and a projectable 6-foot-3 frame. He is committed to Troy but fits the pro mold better.
5 169 Khiry Cooper OF Calvary Baptist Academy, Shreveport, La. La.
Cooper is best known for his football exploits, and he has signed a scholarship to play wide receiver at Nebraska. He also scored in double digits for Calvary's basketball team. On the diamond, he's a 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete who's going to need plenty of time to develop. He has plus speed and power potential, but he also has a long swing and is extremely raw.
6 199 Josh Blanco LHP Franklin HS, El Paso Texas $148,000
Though he's a short (6 feet, 185 pounds) lefty, Blanco can throw his fastball at 88-92 mph. He has committed to San Diego State.
7 229 Will Smith LHP Gulf Coast (Fla.) CC Fla. $150,000
8 259 Chris Scholl RHP Green River (Wash.) CC Wash. $90,000
Scholl dominated hitters early with an 89-92 mph fastball, but when the weather (finally) cleared up a bit, his lack of secondary stuff was exposed. His velocity also jumped, with some reports of 93s and 94s. He's athletic and maintains his stuff with a squat, strong body.
9 289 Nick Farnsworth 1B Union HS, Tulsa, Okla. Okla. $150,000
10 319 Gabe Jacobo 3B Sacramento State Calif. $110,000
Jacobo was a late bloomer in high school who stuck with his Sacramento State commitment even after other, higher-profile schools tried to recruit him late. He intrigues scouts with his athletic ability for a player his size and with his bat. Jacobo ranked second in the Western Athletic Conference in home runs as a sophomore with 14 and had 13 this season. He has strength in his short swing, enough bat speed to catch up to velocity and a high finish that gives him loft power. Jacobo plays first base and left field for the Hornets but played shortstop and third base in the Alaska League last summer, and scouts who have seen him believe he has a chance to play third as a pro. He has arm strength, though his accuracy is in question. He runs well enough to man an outfield corner, and he might wind up there if he can't handle third.
11 349 Rolando Gomez SS Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla. Fla. $450,000
Gomez draws comparisons to his relative and long time major leaguer Tony Fernandez, though Fernandez is five inches taller. At 5-feet-9, 160 pounds, Gomez is an undersized middle infielder with flare and above-average defensive ability. In the field, his actions are smooth and he has the ability to make difficult plays look routine. While the knock on Gomez is his fringe-average arm strength, he has soft hands and uses good footwork to get himself in the proper position to make plays. Staying at shortstop would make him more valuable, but some scouts think he'll eventually move to second base, in which case he will need to hit more. At the plate, Gomez has a quick lefthanded swing, spraying balls into the gaps. He shows occasional power, but capitalizing on his above-average speed with small ball better suits his skills. He was a regular on the showcase circuit last summer, and has gained a reputation as a grinder. He's committed to play for Miami if he doesn't sign.
12 379 Braulio Pardo C St. Leo (Fla.) Fla.
13 409 Michael Kohn RHP College of Charleston S.C.
Charleston also boasts a quartet of pitchers, with the leader of the group being righthander Michael Kohn. Originally recruited as a hitter, Kohn was clocked off the mound at 95 mph last fall and showed signs of a plus breaking ball. He didn't make his first pitching appearance for the Cougars until April, however, due to a bruise in his shoulder. Kohn pitched 13 innings in the regular season, tallying 16 strikeouts and four saves. He is a bit of a wild card as he has the raw stuff to entice teams.
14 439 Reyes Dorado RHP Arizona State Ariz.
A transfer from Riverside (Calif.) CC, Dorado was showing premium stuff early, with a 94 mph fastball and mid-80s slider with depth. However, the 6-footer wore down under a heavy workload and was laboring to bump 90 as the season wore on.
15 469 Marcel Champagnie OF Arizona State Ariz.
Perhaps Arizona State's most intriguing prospect, shortstop/outfielder Marcel Champagnie has prompted a split opinion among scouts. A Canadian who was a Twins draft-and-follow last spring, he emerged as an offensive force early before shaky defense at short dropped him into a utility role. He flashes above-average speed (4.2 seconds to first from the right side), but more often churns out below-average times, a sign of poor effort. He has strength in his hands and gap power. His defense was poor enough to cost him his regular job, but two scouts thought he had enough of a chance to stay in the infield to at least send him to pro ball as a second baseman, if not a shortstop.
16 499 Johnny Hellweg RHP Florida CC Fla. $150,000
17 529 Jamie Mallard 1B Middleton HS, Tampa Fla.
18 559 Adam Younger SS Oral Roberts Okla.
19 589 Marshall Burford C Manor HS, Austin Texas
20 619 Beau Brooks C Troy Ala.
21 649 Dwayne Bailey 2B Central Florida Fla.
22 679 Ryan Groth OF Oral Roberts Okla.
23 709 Matt Crawford OF Mercer Ga.
24 739 Taylor Jungmann RHP Georgetown (Texas) HS Texas
After leading Rogers to the Texas state 2-A championship in 2007, Jungmann transferred to Georgetown and has pitched his new school into the 5-A regional semifinals. Jungmann is an athletic 6-foot-5, 180-pounder who also was an all-district basketball forward at Rogers. There's a lot of projection left in his frame, and scouts expect his current 88-92 mph fastball to touch 95 mph in the future. While he has a loose arm, his mechanics will need ironing out before he can develop much in the way of secondary pitches or command. Jungmann isn't likely to get picked before the third round and may not be signable outside of the first, so he could wind up attending college at Texas.
25 769 Roberto Lopez OF Southern California Calif.
26 799 Kevin Nabors RHP South Alabama Ala.
27 829 Tim Kiely RHP Trinity (Conn.) Conn.
28 859 Mike Kenney RHP Loyola Marymount Calif.
29 889 Jeremy Thorne RHP Florida Southern Fla.
30 919 Jayson Miller LHP Washington State Wash.
31 949 John Hicks C Goochland (Va.) HS Va.
32 979 Miguel Starks RHP Mundy's Mill HS, Jonesboro, Ga. Ga.
33 1009 Jose Jimenez 1B Tampa Fla.
34 1039 Drew Taylor LHP North Carolina State N.C.
35 1069 Demetrius Washington OF Middle Georgia JC Ga.
36 1099 Kyle Hurst RHP South Mountain (Ariz.) CC Ariz.
37 1129 Evan Scott RHP Battlefield HS, Haymarket, Va. Va.
38 1159 John Rickard C Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Catcher Johnny Rickard, whose younger brother Joey plays outfield for Gorman, committed to Division II Dixie State (Utah) and has above-average receiving ability, handling premium velocity from the deep Gorman staff, as well as an average arm.
39 1189 Kyle Hendricks RHP Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif. Calif.
40 1219 Donn Roach RHP Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Nev.
Bishop Gorman has become the premier program in Las Vegas, and Roach was the team's top player and prospect this spring, helping lead it to a third consecutive state championship. He's slightly more physical than last year's ace, righthander Taylor Cole (now at CC of Southern Nevada), and throws a bit harder than Cole did in high school, sitting 90-93 mph with his fastball. He's touched a bit higher also throws a curveball, changeup and split-finger fastball, and while none of his secondary pitches grades out as above-average consistently, all are playable and he commands them well. Most scouts rate the curve as his best secondary pitch, with future above-average potential. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, he resembles Cole in that he's on the small side for a prep righthander, but his arm works, he's loose and athletic, and his mechanics are cleaner than those of Cole. He's an Arizona signee who might need third-round money to sign and keep him from going to college.
41 1249 Josh Edmondson RHP Florida Fla.
42 1279 Chandler Griffin RHP Central Arizona JC Ariz.
43 1309 Kevin Ferguson LHP Tampa Fla.
44 1338 David Fischer RHP Ballston Lake HS, Burnt Hills, N.Y. N.Y.
45 1366 Jared Clark 1B Cal State Fullerton Calif.
First baseman Jared Clark has had trouble coming back from a knee injury from a pickup football game in 2006, though he shows well-above-average raw power in batting practice. He lost athleticism and feel for hitting in his layoff, but when he makes contact the ball jumps off his bat. He led the Titans in home runs, RBIs, doubles and walks, so he's still a factor.
46 1393 Ryan Hege C Maize (Kan.) HS Kan.
47 1420 Josh Copeland RHP Alabama Ala.
48 1447 Chris Vitus RHP Mount Hood (Ore.) CC Ore.
6-foot-3 righthander Chris Vitus has a fastball that touches 92 mph. Scouts and college coaches didn't have positive reviews of Vitus' makeup out of high school or after a year of junior college.
49 1474 Will Roberts RHP Walker Governor's School, Richmond Va.
50 1501 Joey Belviso OF American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. Fla.
Even with Adrian Nieto and Eric Hosmer on the roster, outfielder Joe Belviso led the team in home runs. Playing center field, Belviso is an inconsistent defender and might be forced to a corner position. He has a short power swing with a chance to hit at the next level.