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Angels get good news on Walden

When Eddie Bane got word that right-handed pitcher Jordan Walden had opted for junior college, making him eligible as a draft-and-follow player for next year, he opted for understatement.

"That would be great for us," said the Angels' scouting director. Indeed it would. Jordan Walden is a hard-throwing pitcher out of Mansfield, Texas. He lit up radar guns and rocketed up draft boards last summer, but injuries derailed his senior year and caused him to slip all the way to the twelfth round. "We've shown we're not a team that's afraid to do the draft-and-follow with Steve Marek...

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