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Angels reach deals with 34 Draft picks

Angels reach deals with 34 Draft picks


ANAHEIM -- The Angels announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with 34 of their 39 selections in the First-Year Player Draft, which wrapped up six days ago. Most of them signed below slot value.

Third-round pick Keynan Middleton, a right-handed pitcher from Lane Community College in Oregon, was the highest draftee to strike a deal.

Among the five still unsigned is the Angels' first selection, left-hander Hunter Green out of Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Ky. Green, taken in the second round with the 59th-overall pick, has a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky. But the Angels are confident they'll strike a deal with him before the July 12 deadline.

Also unsigned are four right-handed pitchers -- Elliot Morris (fourth round), Kyle McGowin (fifth), Garrett Nuss (seventh) and Blake Goins (12th).

Twenty-one of the Angels' 39 selections were pitchers, including a club-record-tying seven in a row to start the Draft (also done in 1999).

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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