Newcomb, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound left-hander from the
Scouting director Ric Wilson said Newcomb, who mixes a fastball that sits in the 93-95-mph range and has touched 98 mph with a curve, slider and changeup, “looks a little like
"We didn't expect him to get to us at 15, but somehow, some way, he got to us, and we're thankful," Wilson said on the night of the draft. "He's a big kid with a good delivery. His arm works easy. He has a mid-90s fastball, he spins a nice breaking ball, he commands the strike zone, and he keeps getting better."
Wilson said that projection was a little ambitious, but it's clear the Angels, an organization with little starting pitching depth, are high on Newcomb, who received $43,000 more than his suggested slot value of $2.475 million.
"He's a college kid, but he's just starting to find out who he is," Wilson said. "I think once he gets out and gets going, there's no telling what he could do."