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  1. Angels agree to terms with 11 picks

    Mark Saxon

    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto didn't anticipate much of a hassle in signing the team's draft picks, in part because of the new collective bargaining agreement and in part because he took so many college players. So far, it seems to be going smo...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  2. Angels scouts rack up miles

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels continued to focus on college talent in Day 3 of the draft. Of their 25 picks, all but two were from four or two-year colleges. The most surprising aspect of the Angels' draft is that they have yet to take a player from California. One ...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  3. Angels' draft strategy focuses on colleges

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- For years under scouting director Eddie Bane, the Angels tended to take higher-risk, higher-reward, often more-expensive high school players in the amateur draft. Then, after Bane was fired and replaced by Ric Wilson, the team changed d...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  4. Jered Weaver leads the Angels' charge

    Mark Saxon

    John Cordes/Icon SMI Jered Weaver has been around these parts for a while. He came up with the Angels six years ago, went to college 15 miles from their stadium and grew up an hour-and-a-half drive north. Starting this winter and building toward ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  5. Coming out of nowhere, headed somewhere?

    Mark Saxon

    The 2008 draft dragged on for 50 rounds, with the 30 major league teams trading picks during a seemingly endless conference call that eventually led to 1,504 players being taken. Of that number, 1,019 were college players. None of them was name...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  6. Recruiting heat turns up on Torii Hunter Jr.

    Mark Saxon

    Stanford now has company in the recruitment of Torii Hunter Jr., one of the Angels' outfielder's four sons. The younger Hunter, a wide receiver and cornerback at Prosper High in Texas, is scheduled to make an unofficial visit to UCLA, where he cou...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  7. Torii Hunter wants another shot

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter had college scholarships on the table before he signed with the Minnesota Twins out of high school. He is good enough at math to know the odds are stacked against the Angels. He's just not letting it bother him. Hunter h...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  8. The book on Garrett Richards

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels used their fourth pick of the 2009 draft -- two picks after they'd taken Mike Trout -- on a pitcher from the University of Oklahoma who never had a college ERA under 6.00. That's how much room for growth they saw in Garrett Richards, wh...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  9. Draft connection: Jordan Walden

    Mark Saxon

    With their seventh-round pick Tuesday, the Angels picked Grayson Community College catcher Abel Baker, the younger brother of one of closer Jordan Walden's closest friends. Aaron Baker, now a first baseman in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor-league s...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  10. Angels raid colleges for talent

    Mark Saxon

    New Angels scouting director Ric Wilson said Monday he was "very on board with what we've done in the past." Oh really? The Angels used their first 10 draft picks and 23 of their first 29 on college players. That seems like a radical departure fro...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  11. Angels pick Utah first baseman

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels used their top draft pick on a college player for the first time since they took Jered Weaver out of Long Beach State seven years ago. With the No. 17 overall pick Monday, the Angels took Utah first baseman C.J. Cron, a 6-foot-4, 225-po...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  12. Michael Kohn takes the short route

    Mark Saxon

    Michael Kohn was a senior catcher at College of Charleston when he tried a little experiment. He stepped on a mound, warmed up and made a handful of pitches. One of the coaches had a radar gun on him and asked him how hard he thought he was throwi...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  13. Scioscia sympathizes with UCLA's Savage

    Mark Saxon

    Manager Mike Scioscia heard about UCLA sophomore Tyler Rahmatulla's broken wrist, which was sustained in the dogpile after his team clinched a trip to the College World Series on Sunday night. Scioscia can certainly relate. Like UCLA's John Savage, h...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  14. Angels wrap Day Two of the draft

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels finally selected a college player in the draft, using the 81st overall pick on Florida Southern relief pitcher Daniel Tillman. The team's first five picks on Monday were all high-schoolers. Under scouting director Eddie Bane, who once was ...

    Blog | June 08, 2010