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.