"Awesome kid," Angels amateur scouting director Matt Swanson said Wednesday. "Getting to know Tom and Peyton a little bit, just an amazing family. For being Tom's son, he's totally unassuming. Doesn't play that card at all. Just a really, really advanced feel for pitching. It's somebody that you would hope we could bring into the organization if it'll allow itself."
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Glavine, 18, went 6-0 with a 0.80 ERA and 37 strikeouts over 26 1/3 innings as a junior last season. Listed at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, he is the 34th-ranked player in his class in Georgia, according to Perfect Game.
Tom Glavine, also a left-hander, won two Cy Young Awards and earned 10 All-Star selections over his 22-year career in the Majors. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 after winning 305 games and logging a 3.53 career ERA with the Braves and the Mets.
Peyton said he often picks his father's brain to try to glean knowledge that he can use during his outings.
"I love just hearing what he has to say about how he attacks hitters, his pitch sequencing," Peyton said in an interview at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Championships last year. "Kind of what goes through his head when he's on the mound. It really helps me, because then I kind of take into thought what he has to say, and when I get out there, I'm thinking the same things. It's worked for me so far. It's been great to have his mind helping me out."
As a late pick, Glavine is unlikely to forgo his commitment to Auburn to sign with the Angels, though Swanson said the organization would simply wait to see what he decides.
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"He's actually really exciting," Swanson said. "I think a lot of that stuff will just play out as the summer goes."
The Glavines weren't the only baseball family to receive exciting Draft news on Wednesday. Cole Bellinger, brother of Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger, was drafted in the 15th round by the Padres, while Darren Baker, son of Washington manager Dusty Baker, was picked up by the Nationals in the 27th round.