Reid Detmers, the ace of Louisville Baseball’s staff for the last 2 years, is now a Los Angeles Angel. Detmers was selected with the 10th pick by the Angels in the 2020 MLB Draft.
🚨 𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗙𝗧𝗘𝗗 🚨— Louisville Baseball (@LouisvilleBSB) June 11, 2020
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A two-time All-American, the IL native will now take his talents to Los Angeles (well, Anaheim actually). Detmers was 20-6 for UofL in his career with a 3.20 ERA. Over his three years, he recorded a whopping 284 strikeouts while opposing batters only hit .193 average against him.
Detmers is a southpaw known for his pinpoint control. His fastball sits in the low 90s, but he locates it well. His curveball is arguably his most devastating pitch. It’s a big, slow breaking curve that sits in the low 70s. He mixes in a good change up that averages about 80 mph as well. His ability to change speed, locate his pitches, and change eye level make him an elite pitching prospect. There’s a good chance Detmers could end up in an Angels uniform sometime next year.
A call and a moment I'll never forget. I'm so excited to join the @Angels organization!#MLBDraft pic.twitter.com/77lNf2Ixa5— Reid Detmers (@RDetmers) June 11, 2020
Congrats to Reid Detmers for becoming the latest member of the Cardinal 9 to be drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft. Card fans will definitely look forward to watching him dominate the AL West.
Below is an 8 minute teleconference in which Detmers discusses being drafted, what he’s looking forward to as he joins the Angels, and how his time at Louisville has prepared him for the majors, among other topics.