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2.81 Los Angeles Angels - Daniel Tillman, RHP, Florida Southern

The Angels spent the 81st overall pick on Daniel Tillman.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Daniel Tillman   Position: RHP   School: Florida Southern   State: FL   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’1’’   Weight: 200

Birth Date: 3/14/89   Seiler Rating: 1C4   Last Drafted: Never

 

Year

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

2008

3

1

1.80

20

1

5

25.0

26

11

5

0

11

29

2009

4

2

3.15

24

4

12

54.1

45

24

19

2

21

62

2010

2

2

3.18

29

0

13

39.2

43

18

14

0

21

56


Daniel Tillman is a hard-throwing collegiate right-handed relief pitcher from Florida Southern University. Tillman originally came to Florida Southern from Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Florida, a town about 80 miles east of Tallahassee. Only lightly-recruited and not scouted in high school, he went undrafted in the 2007 draft and headed to Florida Southern. He immediately moved into a late-inning bullpen role as a freshman, having great success, and he continued that through his sophomore year. He really gained the attention of scouts with a 22 inning earned run-less streak on the Cape last summer, which constituted his entire summer. He was considered one of the top relievers coming into the spring, and he hasn’t disappointed, having another excellent season and setting up a good draft slot. Scouts look at him as more of a setup man than they do as a closer, but finding closers is rare, so that’s not a shot at what he does. His fastball is an above-average pitch, sitting 91-94, touching 95-96 regularly, and he backs that pitch up with a true plus slider that gets swings-and-misses from hitters on both sides of the plate. Those two pitches are all he needs, as he can get almost any hitter out with them, even at the pro level. Since he hasn’t faced a lot of big competition outside of his summer on the Cape, scouts are a little skeptical of his results, but he could still go in the second to fourth round range as a signable reliever.