ANAHEIM — The Angels agreed to terms Saturday with first-round Draft pick Sean Newcomb, simply hours before the deadline for this.
Newcomb, the 15th overall choice, signed for $2,518,400, more than the recommended $2,475,600 regarding his slot. The bonus had been reported by the Los Angeles Situations.
Were elated that we were able to decide on him, get him authorized and very excited about getting your pet in uniform, trying to find director Ric Wilson said.
Newcomb, who was the junior at the University connected with Hartford, went 8-2 with a 1.20 ERA — the seventh-best ERA within the NCAA — in 14 starts seeing that batters hit just .162 versus him. He immediately gets one of the top prospects in the Halos farm system.
Wilson said Newcomb could possibly start in rookie ball throughout Arizona but the Angels top priority is to monitor his workload.
Its crucial just to get him away and see what our body like and hear from distinct guys in the organization,In Wilson said.
General manager Jerry Dipoto has said that will Newcomb would only throw about 30 innings the remainder of this season, in spite of when he signed. He threw 93 1/3 innings during his college time of year.
Newcomb, a 6-foot-5, 240-pounder originally from Middleboro, Mass., has a mid-90s fastball to go along with a curveball, slider and also changeup.
One of three unsigned first-rounders entering Friday, Newcomb signed for less money than the Giants Tyler Beede previously mentioned him ($2,613,200) and Diamondbacks selection Touki Toussaint below him ($2,700,1,000).
Newcombs bonus represented all the money the Angels had remaining in their Nfl draft allotment, and the club avoided any tax or decrease in future picks. The Halo had as much as $2,807,100 to waste on Newcomb without losing any first-round pick, though a 75 % tax would have applied.
Newcomb has been Los Angeles first first-round selection because 2011, when first baseman Do.J. Cron was selected with all the No. 17 overall select. The Angels lost their first-round selects in 2012 and 13 when they closed Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in individual offseasons.