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Michael David Anton
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- School Virginia Military Institute
Michael Anton is a minor league pitcher. Not a hard thrower, he relies on a screwball.
Anton was just 1-6 in two years in college for the Virginia Military Institute. In December 2004, he was involved in a car accident; while swerving to avoid a deer, he crashed into a hill and suffered a compound fracture of his arm. The injury caused him significant pain, which detracted from his academics and baseball, and he wound up dropping out of school.
In 2007, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim discovered Anton and signed him in the 12th round of the 2007 amateur draft. He split 2007 between the AZL Angels (5-3, 3.21, 82 K in 61 2/3 IP) and Orem Owlz (0-1, 3.86). In 2008, he pitched for the Cedar Rapids Kernels (7-4, 2.40) and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (6-5, 5.51).
- 2008 Angels Media Guide
- The Baseball Cube
- Articles about Anton's car accident