Friday, July 20, 2012

When talking baseball with anyone in the Angels organization, you are likely to hear a common refrain: pitching wins championships. So, it's not surprising that the Angels focus heavily on drafting and developing pitching each and every year. Over the course of a season, the parent club goes through many starters and relievers, so, they are constantly in need of talented pitchers.

One of the newest pitchers drafted by the Angels is Mark Sappington. Taken in the 5th round (177th overall), he's a talented righty who can touch the mid-90s. Taken out of Rockhurst University, he is the highest pick taken in the school's history. recently caught up with Mark to find out about his journey to the Angels and about his start to his professional career. Click below to watch it.

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