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Angels select college closer with first pick on Day 2 of draft

June 8, 2010 |  6:31 pm

After using their first five picks on high school players, four of them from the Deep South, the Angels kicked off Day 2 of the draft by selecting Florida Southern closer Daniel Tillman in the second round, their first of 30 picks on Tuesday.

The right-hander threw 22 scoreless innings in the Cape Cod League last summer and became Florida Southern's all-time leader with 30 saves this season.

The Angels selected Wendell Soto, a shortstop from Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., in the third round. Soto signed a letter of intent to play at Florida International University.

They used an additional third-round pick on Donn Roach, a right-handed pitcher from the College of Southern Nevada and a teammate of No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper. Roach was a 40th-round pick of the Angels in 2008 but didn't sign.

-- Mike DiGiovanna in Oakland

 

 

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