Originally Posted by NC Reds
With the 25th pick of the draft, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim select:
Andrew Oliver, LHP, Oklahoma State
Here is a brief summary per MLB.com
Oliver got a lot of attention when he was suspended by the NCAA for being represented by an agent, then got the suspension overturned in court. He's had an up-and-down junior season performance-wise, but scouts love his fastball-changeup mix. He can crank the heater up to 98 mph and the change is a plus pitch as well. More than anything, his fastball command is what makes him so intriguing, and it's his bread-and-butter, making up for the lack of a breaking ball. Lefties who throw that hard and command the ball that well aren't common, so he should go quickly on Draft day.
Love the choice Oliver could have been (probably should have been) top 10 had he not been shafted.