The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have made a rare move.

The Angels announced today that they have signed first baseman Nolan Chanuel, 21, to a major league contract and designated him for assignment to the major league roster.토토사이트

The Angels selected Chanuel with the 11th overall pick in the first round of last July’s draft. He was called up to the big leagues the same year he was drafted.

This is a rare call-up. According to ESPN, he is the first American player to make his big league debut within 40 days of being drafted since Texas Rangers pitcher Jerry Don Gleason in 1979. It’s also the first for a baseball player since Toronto Blue Jays catcher Brian Milner in 1978.

After being drafted, he started at the rookie level and quickly moved up to Double-A through Single-A. In 21 games across all three levels, he batted .370 with a .510 on-base percentage and .493 slugging percentage.

In three seasons at Florida Atlantic University, he batted .386 with a .516 OPS and .698 slugging percentage in 172 games, and has continued that trend in the pros.

However, he’s only played 21 games and 96 at-bats in the minors. Based on the results, it’s hard to avoid accusations of haste.

ESPN Major League Baseball writer Jeff Passan broke the news, saying, “He may be the most big league-ready hitter in this draft, having shown tremendous production in college. But this quick promotion exceeds expectations. The Angels are going to do whatever it takes to win.”

Meanwhile, the Angels activated catcher Logan Ohlhoff from the disabled list and placed infielder C.J. Cron on the injured reserve with back inflammation.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Angels designated catcher Chad Wallach for assignment and transferred infielder Anthony Rendon to the 60-day disabled list.

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