If you’re a freak athlete who happens to play baseball, there’s a strong possibility the Los Angeles Angels have interest in drafting you with one of their remaining 30 picks or so.
With the 17th overall pick in the MLB Draft, the Angels used their selection on 17-year-old, two-sport player Jordyn Adams out of Green Hope High School. He’s committed to play baseball and football at North Carolina, but Roy Williams could probably use him as well considering he can dunk like Vince Carter:
Here y'all go…🤒🐇 (2 angles) pic.twitter.com/EwJsxvHK0l
— Jordyn Adams (@jordynadams10) August 25, 2016
Will Adams turn down the opportunity to go to UNC to play for the Angels? He has about $3.4 million reasons to stiff arm the prospect of potential CTE:
Jordyn Adams is projected to go in the 15-20 range in tonight’s MLB Draft. Here are the max signing bonuses for those picks.
Around $3 million on the table would make that decision between college football and pro baseball a lot easier for me💰💰💰 pic.twitter.com/s1crRlgjCO
— Chapel Fowler (@chapelfowler) June 4, 2018
The Angels continued their best dunker available strategy in the fifth round, where they drafted another insane athlete in Western International High School’s William English. He too, has gone viral for his hops:
Who’s a beast?? I am.💪🏾😂 pic.twitter.com/k7FrgwshfX
— William English (@will__english) February 12, 2018
While English isn’t a two-sport guy like Adams, the Angels drafted him as a two-way outfielder and pitcher in an attempt to get another Shohei Ohtani going in their system.
William English, #Angels fifth round pick, will be "built up to give him a chance to do both pitching and outfield" according to Billy Eppler
— Taylor Blake Ward (@TaylorBlakeWard) June 5, 2018
Whether these two pan out won’t be known until years from now, but until then they can do us a favor and have a dunk contest.