Source: Angels reach $2.15M deal with 1st-rounder

Source: Angels reach $2.15M deal with 1st-rounder

The Angels have agreed to terms with first-round pick Matt Thaiss, the 16th overall pick in the 2016 Draft. The deal is worth $2.15 million, a source confirmed to

The club has not commented on the agreement.

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Thaiss, a catcher, led the University of Virginia in batting average (.375), home runs (10), RBIs (59), total bases (134), slugging percentage (.578) and on-base percentage (.473) in 2016.

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"His control of the zone, his ability to make contact to all fields, the easiness of his swing, his pitch recognition and plate discipline -- all led us to believe he'll be an above-average hitter or better," said Angels scouting director Ric Wilson.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.