LA Angels sign Georgia 1st rounders to $1M deals — Marietta’s Chevez Clarke and East Coweta’s Cam Bedrosian

Two down and one to go for the LA Angels and the trio of Georgia first-rounders.

East Coweta pitcher Cam Bedrosian signed for a $1.116 million bonus, while Marietta outfielder Chevez Clarke signed for $1.089 million, according to the LA Times.

Last month, the Angles drafted three Georgia high schoolers in the first round — Cook third baseman Kaleb Cowart at No. 18 overall, Bedrosian at No. 29 and Clarke at No. 30.

“I’m relieved,” Clarke told the AJC. He gave up his baseball scholarship to Georgia Tech by signing with the Angels and will report to the organization’s rookie-league team in Arizona on late Monday night.

“It was a long process, but I’m glad it’s over and I’m ready to be a professional.”

Bedrosian signed after visiting Angel Stadium over the weekend with his father Steve, the 1987 Cy Young Award winner.  The younger Bedrosian “worked out for pitching coach Mike Butcher, met [Angels manager] Mike Scioscia and the players, and even fetched Gatorade and sunflower seeds at Torii Hunter’s request,” according to the Times.

The Angels are confident they can land the third and final member of the Georgia trio. Cowart is reportedly asking for a $3 million bonus to bypass his baseball scholarship to Florida State. “We’re going to sign him [Cowart],” said Eddie Bane, scouting director for the Angels.

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5 comments Add your comment


July 5th, 2010
8:44 am

Congratulations to the newest 18-year-old millionaires.

kaiser souze

July 5th, 2010
11:55 am

Congrats to Cam and his family and of course the Angels. Not only a good pitcher but an excellent teammate too.


July 6th, 2010
12:57 am


Richard Dawson

July 6th, 2010
8:46 am

What’s “Cook”? Do you mean “Cook County”?


July 12th, 2010
2:46 pm

It’s Cook High now. Not Cook County. So “Cook third baseman” is correct.