Detroit Edison's Werner Blakely drafted by Angels, expected to sign

Werner Blakely
Posted at 9:56 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 23:05:30-04

Werner Blakely Jr. made history as the city of Detroit's first high school All-American baseball player.

The Detroit Edison infielder is now an MLB draft pick.

The Angels picked Blakely in the fourth round, 111th overall in Thursday's draft. WXYZ has learned Blakely is expected to sign a deal with Los Angeles and turn pro. He was committed to play at Auburn.

Blakely didn't get to play his senior season this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a junior, he hit .467 with 10 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 34 RBI in 2019. He registered 24 stolen bases.

In his high school career, Blakely collected 63 hits, including 26 doubles and 19 triples, registering 103 RBI.

"I think he is one of the most intriguing guys of the draft," Auburn head coach Butch Thompson said this week.

Blakely played in the 2019 Under Armour All-American Game.