Chatwood stays close to home

The Angels made their first pick of the day, No. 74 late in the second round, a good one, as they selected Redlands East Valley pitcher/shortstop Tyler Chatwood. Chatwood, who has signed with UCLA, batted .523 with one home run and 23 RBI in 94 at-bats while compiling a 9-1 record on the mound with a 0.81 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 51.2 innings pitched.

Chatwood going to the Angels certainly is fitting, as his coach at REV, Steve Hernandez, has been a scout in the Angels’ organization for the past 11 years. On another note, if the Draft Tracker listing of Chatwood as a right-handed pitcher is any indication, the Angels will use the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder on the mound. I hope to find out more during a teleconference held by the Angels at 5 p.m. today.

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