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Los Angeles Angels First Round Draft Picks

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The Los Angeles Angels first round draft picks include 65 players, with 29 being pitchers and 34 of those being drafted out of high school. The Angels have selected 14 outfielders, seven catchers, six shortstops, five third basemen and five first basemen in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Angels have selected 18 right-handers and 11 left-handers.

The Angels have drafted 31 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Matt Thaiss in 2016. Los Angeles has selected first overall twice, with the team picking Danny Goodwin in 1975 and Darin Erstad in 1995.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Jim Spencer 1B Andover HS (MD) 11
1966 Jim DeNeff SS Indiana University 8
1967 Mike Nunn C Ben L. Smith HS (NC) 9
1968 Lloyd Allen RHP Selma HS (CA) 12 $75,000
1969 Alan Bannister SS John F. Kennedy HS (CA) 5 Did Not Sign
1970 Paul Dade 3B Nathan Hale HS (WA) 10
1971 Frank Tanana LHP Catholic Central HS (MI) 13
1972 Dave Chalk 3B University of Texas 10
1973 Billy Taylor OF Windsor Forest HS (GA) 7
1974 Mike Miley SS LSU 10
1975 Danny Goodwin C Southern University 1 $125,000
1976 Ken Landreaux OF Arizona State University 6 $82,000
1977 Richard Dotson RHP Anderson HS (OH) 7
1978 Tom Brunansky OF West Covina HS (CA) 14
1980 Dennis Rasmussen LHP Creighton University 17
1981 Dick Schofield SS Sacred Heart-Griffin HS (IL) 3
1982 Bob Kipper LHP Aurora Central Catholic HS (IL) 8
1983 Mark Doran OF University of Wisconsin 23
1984 Erik Pappas C Mount Carmel HS (IL) 6
1985 Willie Fraser RHP Concordia College 15 $92,500
1985 Mike Cook RHP University of South Carolina 19 $92,000
1986 Roberto Hernandez RHP University of South Carolina Aiken 16
1986 Lee Stevens OF Lawrence HS (KS) 22
1986 Terry Carr OF James M. Bennett HS (MD) 25
1986 Mike Fetters RHP Pepperdine University 27
1986 Daryl Green RHP Nacogdoches HS (TX) 28
1987 John Orton C California Polytechnic State University 25
1987 David Holdridge RHP Ocean View HS (CA) 31
1988 Jim Abbott LHP University of Michigan 8
1989 Kyle Abbott LHP California State University, Long Beach 9 $182,000
1991 Eduardo Perez 1B Florida State University 17 $250,000
1991 Jorge Fabregas 3B University of Miami 34
1992 Pete Janicki RHP UCLA 8 $90,000
1992 Jeff Schmidt RHP University of Minnesota 29
1993 Brian Anderson LHP Wright State University 3 $680,000
1994 McKay Christensen OF Clovis West HS (CA) 6 $700,000
1995 Darin Erstad OF University of Nebraska 1 $1,575,000
1997 Troy Glaus 3B UCLA 3 $2,000,000
1998 Seth Etherton RHP USC 18
2000 Joe Torres LHP Gateway HS (FL) 10 $2,080,000
2000 Chris Bootcheck RHP Auburn University 20 $1,800,000
2001 Casey Kotchman 1B Seminole HS (FL) 13 $2,075,000
2001 Jeff Mathis 3B Marianna HS (FL) 33 $850,000
2002 Joe Saunders LHP Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 12 $1,825,000
2003 Brandon Wood SS Horizon HS (AZ) 23 $1,300,000
2004 Jered Weaver RHP California State University, Long Beach 12 $4,000,000
2005 Trevor Bell RHP Crescenta Valley HS (CA) 37 $925,000
2006 Hank Conger C Huntington Beach HS (CA) 25 $1,350,000
2007 Jon Bachanov RHP University HS (FL) 58 $553,300
2009 Randal Grichuk OF Lamar Consolidated HS (TX) 24 $1,242,000
2009 Mike Trout OF Millville Senior HS (NJ) 25 $1,215,000
2009 Tyler Skaggs LHP Santa Monica HS (CA) 40 $1,000,000
2009 Garrett Richards RHP University of Oklahoma 42 $802,800
2009 Tyler Kehrer LHP Eastern Illinois University 48 $728,100
2010 Kaleb Cowart RHP Cook County HS (GA) 18 $2,300,000
2010 Cam Bedrosian RHP East Coweta HS (GA) 29 $1,116,000
2010 Chevy Clarke OF Marietta HS (GA) 30 $1,089,000
2010 Taylor Lindsey SS Desert Mountain HS (AZ) 37 $873,000
2010 Ryan Bolden OF Madison Central HS (MS) 40 $829,800
2011 C.J. Cron 1B University of Utah 17 $1,467,000
2014 Sean Newcomb LHP University of Hartford 15 $2,518,400
2015 Taylor Ward C Fresno State 26 $1,670,000
2016 Matt Thaiss C University of Virginia 16 $2,150,000
2017 Jo Adell OF Ballard HS (KY) 10 $4,376,800
2018 Jordyn Adams OF Green Hope HS (NC) 17 $4,100,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Angels

Darin Erstad (2002), Troy Glaus (2002)

AL MVP Award Winners with Angels

Mike Trout (2014)

AL Cy Young Award Winners with Angels

None

Rookie of the Year Award with Angels

Mike Trout (2012)

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