Edit: The Angels announced Friday afternoon that top pitching prospect Reid Detmers would make his Major League debut Sunday against the Oakland A’s.
Detmers, 22, was drafted in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Angels. At the time, he was advertised as someone who with impeccable command, plus plus curveball, and a fastball that sat in the lower 90s. In the year since he’s been drafted, he’s added velocity and has touched 97 mph at times.
This year, Detmers pitched 54 innings in Double-A Rocket City, compiling a 3.50 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP. He made one start in Triple-A Salt Lake, pitching six scoreless innings, striking out nine.
According to MLB.com, Detmers is the team’s #2 prospect, behind Brandon Marsh. We will see if this is a one-time start or if he sticks in the rotation.