"Great experience, being here and taking BP," said Clarke, a mercurial center fielder from Georgia. Lindsey, a shortstop/second baseman from Scottsdale, Ariz., engaged fellow Scottsdale resident Brandon Wood in conversation. Bolden, from Mississippi, has a few inches on Hunter, whose position he'd someday like to claim. "I can also play the corners," Bolden said.
Scioscia was impressed.
"These kids, I'm amazed how good they are at such a young age," the manager said. "These kids are really advanced. They keep doing things you wouldn't expect from kids 18 years old, how they swing the bat. The poise they have is impressive."
The Angels are suddenly rich in athletic young outfielders, having landed Mike Trout and Randal Grichuk with their two first-round picks last year to go with ultra-swift Peter Bourjos, who's at Triple-A Salt Lake.