High school pitchers lead early draft rounds

Updated: June 10, 2009, 9:28 PM ET
By Chris Lawlor | ESPNRISE.com

Tyler Skaggs had a surreal experience Tuesday. At the intersection of dream and reality it finally hit home following a phone call from the Los Angeles Angels.

Skaggs, a tall, lean, left-handed pitcher from Santa Monica High in California, became property of the Angels when they selected him with the 40th overall pick, the eighth pick in compensation round A, of the Rule 4 draft.

"It's [the Angels] my favorite team and my dream to play for them," Skaggs said. "I have to ...

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