Draft Dope: Angels
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Eddie Bane (first year: 2004)Order in 2007 Rotation:
Supplemental first round (58th, for loss of Type B free agent Adam Kennedy to Cardinals)Lost Picks:
First round (24th, for signing Type A free agent Gary Matthews from Rangers), second round (88th, for signing Type A free agent Justin Speier)Trend:
One of the industry's boldest scouting staffs has had significant successes, such as Nick Adenhart, 14th-round pick out of high school in 2004 right after he had Tommy John surgery. The high-risk, high-reward approach has been tempered in recent years by signing steadier picks such as Jered Weaver and draft-and-follow Sean O'Sullivan. This Year's Outlook:
The Angels don't have a first-rounder or second-rounder thanks to free-agent signings, picking 58th and 118th overall. With owner Arte Moreno and scouting director Eddie Bane, the Angels haven't shied away from players who fall because of high price tags, and they also haven't been afraid to buck the consensus.