Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The Angels chose 17-year-old pitcher Hunter Green of Kentucky with their first pick Thursday night in Major League Baseball's amateur draft. Green is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound left-hander who just graduated from Warren East High in Bowling Green. "Well I'm an Angel!" Green promptly said on Twitter, his tweet accompanied by a photo showing him wearing an Angels cap. In his senior year this season, Green was 3-1 in 10 starts with an earned-run average of 0.14 and 110 strikeouts in 51 23 innings. As a junior, he had 20 strikeouts in a no-hitter. "He has a good size, a young loose arm and a high ceiling," Ric Wilson, the Angels' director of scouting, said in a statement, adding that the Angels project him as a starter. Green, who turns 18 on July 12, also had committed to the University of Kentucky in the event he didn't sign with an MLB club. The Angels weren't able to make their first selection until the 59th pick overall in the second round. The club had forfeited its first-round p...
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