Los Angeles Angels Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

2009Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim95.8
1988California Angels52.5
1978California Angels47.1
2004Anaheim Angels45.1
1971California Angels37.0

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1970California Angels-3.3
1998Anaheim Angels-0.3
1967California Angels0.0
1973California Angels0.0
1991California Angels0.2
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
2009125Mike Trout55.0
1978492Mike Witt27.4
1971113Frank Tanana27.3
2004112Jered Weaver26.8
1999268John Lackey23.6
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
197511Danny Goodwin-1.1
199313Brian Anderson4.3
199416McKay Christensen-0.4
198416Erik Pappas0.6
197317Billy TaylorNo MLB Experience
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200017500Mike Napoli14.9
1989451157Chad Curtis11.0
200427803Martin Maldonado9.9
1997381137Scot Shields9.4
200418533Mark Trumbo8.9
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
2005501496Buster Posey37.1
19788196Tim Wallach19.1
196631598Bill Bonham18.7
2008391189Kyle Hendricks18.3
196611208Jim Barr17.4
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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