Newcomb, a 21-year-old left-hander, is listed at 6-foot-5 with a muscular, 240-pound frame. He gave up 10 runs in his first 10 2/3 innings, appearing first in rookie ball and then for Class A Burlington.
Servais remembers a defining moment on Aug. 27, when a scrawny No. 2 hitter reached on a bunt single and Newcomb stared him down -- then went on to strike out the next five batters on his way to 10 K's in four scoreless innings.
Newcomb, who finished the season with five innings of one-run ball in a playoff game for the Burlington Bees, was taken with the No. 15 overall pick out of the University of Hartford, representing the Angels' first first-round pick in three years.
"He's very imposing," Servais said of Newcomb, who will soon go to the instructional league. "He's an imposing dude. And he got after it a little bit more in his last couple of outings, with a little better mound presence."
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