In the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft Wednesday evening, the Angels selected LHP Reid Detmers from Louisville.
This was always a likely outcome for the Angels, who had been mocked to get Detmers by multiple analysts. Detmers is described as a “safe” pick who has three plus pitches, including a solid (if average) fastball and nasty curveball. In 2020, Detmers only pitches 22 innings in the shortened season, but they were very impressive, with a 1.00 WHIP and a whopping 19.6 K/9. Detmers was #10 on Keith Law’s Big Board and #9 on our very own Turk’s Teeth board.
Detmers has an extremely high floor and is seen as someone who can reach the Major Leagues very soon, including in a possible 2020 postseason. As the Angels are very pitching-starved, this seems like a positive thing. He may not have the highest ceiling, but sometimes a team just needs pitchers to pitch quality innings.
Are you happy with the pick?