This selection at No. 29 overall came as part of the compensation the Angels received for Boston's signing of Type A free agent John Lackey. The Angels also were presented the No. 37 overall pick, in the supplemental first round, in the Lackey signing.
With their first of three first-round selections, the Angels went with versatile Kaleb Cowart, a Cook (Ga.) high school athlete who turned 18 on June 2. Cowart is initially projected as a switch-hitting third baseman with power, but has shown that he's a pitching prospect as well with a fastball in the 91-94 mph range.
Bedrosian, a 6-foot athlete weighing 204 pounds, attended East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Ga. He throws in the mid-90s, like his father, with a plus slider. He also has a developing slider and the Angels love his bloodlines. His dad pitched for 14 seasons and won the 1987 National League Cy Young Award for the Phillies as their closer.
A Louisiana State signee, he has reached 96 mph with his heater and has a curveball to go with his power slider.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.