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Sean William Newcomb

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Pitcher Sean Newcomb was drafted in the 1st round of the 2014 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, with the 15th overall pick. That made him the highest drafted player in the history of the University of Hartford. He signed with the Angels on July 20th, a few days before the deadline. He made his debut that summer with the AZL Angels, appearing in two games before being promoted to the Burlington Bees. He was 0-1, 6.28 in 6 starts that first year, pitching 14 1/3 innings.

In 2015, he pitched for three different minor league teams. He began the season with Burlington, then was promoted to the Inland Empire 66ers after 7 starts, and moved up to AA with the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League at the beginning of August. he was a combined 9-3, 2.38 in 27 starts and struck out 168 batters in 138 innings to confirm his rank as the top pitching prospect in the Angels organization. However, on November 12th, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves along with fellow pitching prospect Chris Ellis, SS Erick Aybar and $2.5 million in return for SS Andrelton Simmons and minor league catcher Jose Briceno.

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