Sam Bachman
Los Angeles Angels
Pitcher
Born: (1999-09-30) September 30, 1999 (age 22)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Samuel Duane Bachman (born September 30, 1999) is an American baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels organization. He played college baseball for the Miami RedHawks. He was selected in the first round of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft by the Angels.

Amateur career

Bachman grew up in Fishers, Indiana and attended Hamilton Southeastern High School.[1]

Bachman entered the Miami RedHawks' starting rotation going into his freshman season and went 7–1 with 3.93 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 75+23 innings pitched.[2] His average fastball increased during his college career from 91 miles per hour to over 100 miles per hour.[3] Bachman had an 3.42 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 23+23 innings pitched before the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.[4] Bachman was projected to be a first round selection in the 2021 Major League Baseball draft going into his junior season.[5][6][7] Bachman went 4-4 in his junior season with a 1.81 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 59+23 innings pitched and was named first team All-MAC.[8][9]

Professional career

Bachman was selected ninth overall in the 2021 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Angels.[10] On July 21, 2021, he signed with the Angels for a $3.85 million bonus.[11] Bachman was assigned to the High-A Tri-City Dust Devils to start his professional career.[12] Over 14+13 innings, he went 0-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 15 strikeouts.[13]

References

  1. ^ "IHSAA Baseball: Indiana to Miami (OH) pipeline, Indiana Mr Baseball". Indianapolis Star. April 27, 2021.
  2. ^ "Sam Bachman shows growth at Miami". 11 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Miami University right-hander expected to be first-round pick in July's MLB draft". 14 April 2021.
  4. ^ Lopresti, Mike (April 30, 2021). "Mike Lopresti: Hamilton Southeastern grad is first-round draft pick". Indianapolis Business Journal.
  5. ^ "Miami University right-hander expected to be first-round pick in July's MLB draft". Yahoo Sports. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "MLB trends: Dustin May unlocks potential; pitchers hitting worse than ever; why one team must hate new rules".
  7. ^ "Miami pitcher could go in first round of MLB Draft with eye-opening fastball". Dayton Daily News. May 10, 2021.
  8. ^ Beattie, Paige (June 4, 2021). "Pitcher may become Miami's highest ever MLB draft pick". Oxford Observer. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "Joe Burrow's bandwagon, Sam Bachman and more: Cincinnati sports can't-miss stories". Cincinnati Enquirer. June 9, 2021.
  10. ^ "Angels draft Miami (Ohio) pitcher Sam Bachman ninth overall". Los Angeles Times. July 11, 2021.
  11. ^ "Angels agree to terms with 1st-round pick Sam Bachman". Orange County Register. July 21, 2021. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  12. ^ Blum, Sam (August 10, 2021). "'Best I've ever felt': Angels first-rounder Sam Bachman on his pro debut, his path to the big leagues and more". The Athletic. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  13. ^ "Angels' Sam Bachman: Bumped to Double-A".