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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 MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.