The Angels knew exactly what they wanted -- high school athletes with upside -- and they went after them throughout a busy Day 1 of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft with five of the top 40 choices.
After tabbing three Georgia high school talents in the first round, the Angels wrapped up their work with two more high school standouts: shortstop Taylor Lindsey of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., and center fielder Ryan Bolden of Madison (Miss.) Central High School.
Lindsey came with the 37th overall pick in the Draft as compensation for the signing of John Lackey by the Red Sox. Bolden was No. 40 overall, compensation for the Mariners' signing of Chone Figgins.
Lindsey is a left-handed hitter, 6-foot and 195 pounds. He was first-team all-state as a junior and regional player of the year.
Bolden, tall and rangy at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, is a right-handed hitter who throws with his left hand. If he turns out to be anything like Rickey Henderson, who fit that uncommon profile, the Angels will be thrilled.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.