Two Southern California high school prospects, pitcher
Bickford, the No. 1 high school pitcher in Southern California, was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The left-handed hitting Smith was chosen by the
Bickford was 12-1 with an 0.83 earned-run aveage and finished his high school career by striking out 18 in the Southern Section Division 4 championship game.
Smith hit seven home runs in leading Serra to the Division 3 championship.
For the Mets to take a player from Los Angeles as their first pick will bring back memories of
Cal State Fullerton pitcher
Santa Ana Mater Dei High third baseman Ryan McMahon went to the