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USC pitchers Austin Wood, Logan Odom picked by Angels

USC pitchers Austin Wood and Logan Odom were among the Angels’ top picks on the second day of baseball’s amateur draft on Tuesday. Wood, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander, was selected in the sixth round. Odom, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound right-hander, was taken in the eighth round.

New scouting director Ric Wilson said the selection of University of Utah slugger C.J. Cron in the first round Monday didn’t necessarily signal a shift in the team’s drafting strategy from high school players toward college players, but the Angels’ first seven picks of the draft have been college or community college players.

The team selected University of Florida reliever Nick Maronde in the third round, Seminole State Junior College pitcher Michael Clevinger in the fourth round and Northeast Texas Community College outfielder Andrew Ray in the fifth round.

The Angels’ used their seventh-round pick on Abel Baker, a catcher from Grayson County College in Texas.

-- Mike DiGiovanna

 
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