The Los Angeles Angels were busy on the third and final day of the 2022 MLB Draft with alumni of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, first taking Jared Southard in the 12th round with the 358th overall pick.
Southard popped at International Week back in 2018 in Glendale, AZ, working through two innings and striking out one as a member of the National Team. He’s since gone on to star for The University of Texas, helping to form a battery with Silas Ardoin, a fellow FSS alum and 2018 IW teammate who was selected in the fourth round by the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the Draft.
PICK ANALYSIS BY JEREMY BOOTH, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF THE NEW BALANCE BASEBALL FUTURE STARS SERIES: Another big arm guy, who was at Texas and had some ups and downs the last couple years. I’m excited to see it come together. When he has the ball in his hand and he’s focused, he’s pretty good. I’m happy for him, but I think the Angels took him for a second time, which is good for him this time around.