Former Fremont High pitcher Ky Bush could make his way to the major leagues through the state of Utah.
Bush was taken by the Los Angeles Angels with the 45th overall pick during the second round of the 2021 MLB draft on Monday. The left-hander most recently played a season at Saint Mary’s (California), earning first-team All-West Coast Conference honors in his lone season with the Gaels.
“Bush is big left-hander, who is listed at 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, and he has a fastball that can touch 96 mph and sits at around 94 mph with deception,” Angels team writer Rhett Bollinger wrote. “His best secondary pitch is his slider, and he also has a slow curveball, but his changeup is a work in progress. There’s a chance he ends up a reliever, but the Angels profile him as a starter.”
Bush went 7-5 with a 2.99 ERA in 14 starts with Saint Mary’s. He played at Central Arizona College in 2020, and at Washington State for a season to start his college career. Bush was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 40th round of the 2018 draft, but didn’t sign.
Bush was named to the Deseret News 6A All-State baseball first team as a senior in 2018.
The Angels’ minor league organizations include the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, the Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas (Madison, Alabama), the High-A Tri-City Dust Devils (Pasco, Washington), the Low-A Inland Empire 66ers (San Bernardino, California) and the rookie Arizona League Angels in Phoenix.
“This has been a lifelong goal of mine to get drafted, and it wouldn’t be possible without my parents, family, coaches and teammates,” Bush said, per the team’s website. “The relationships I have developed over the years through baseball have made me into the player I am today, and I am very thankful for the people who have helped me get to this point. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I am excited to start this new chapter in life with the Angels.”