The second player from the 2020 Draft Class is on his way to the show. Angels will select the contract of LHP Reid Detmers from AAA Salt Lake. Detmers is ranked as Angel’s number two prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. He is definitely a worthwhile callup.
Detmers was selected 10th overall by the Angels in the 2020 MLB Draft. He started his year pitching for Angel’s AA affiliate and working his way to the AAA level. In 12 starts with AA Rocket City, Detmers shined, pitching to a 3.50, striking out 97 batters, walking 18 through 54 innings pitched. He also showcased a strong AAA Debut, pitching 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, and striking out 9 batters.
Garrett Crochet was the first player from the 2020 Draft Class to reach the show, making Detmers the second. Crochet is pitching well in his first full season, sporting a 2.93 ERA through 31 relief appearances with the White Sox. The former Louisville standout pitched to a 13-4 record during his sophomore year of college. Through the COVID-shortened college season in 2020, Detmers stayed strong, holding a 3-0 record with a 1.23 ERA, striking out 48 in four starts.
How does Detmers fit into the Angels rotation mix? The Angels have been using a six-man rotation for the majority of the season. The Angels traded away Andrew Heaney last night to the Yankees, clearing some space for Detmers to slide in. He joins Shohei Ohtani, Patrick Sandoval, Dylan Bundy, and Jose Quintana as other pitchers who are capable of throwing in the rotation. The Angels could potentially have a strong second half by adding Detmers into the mix.
He is scheduled to make his Major League Debut on August 1st, where he will be going up against Oakland’s James Kaprielian. He also joins Angels number one prospect, Brandon Marsh who has been off to a great start with the Halos. In only 39 at-bats, Marsh is hitting .179 with two RBI’s. Do the Angels have what it takes to have a turnaround second half with both Marsh and Detmers contributing in the show?