Los Angeles Teams

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels are celebrating "Christmas In June" this week, which is never not weird.

Pelinka: I've seen Lonzo emerge this offseason (1:19)
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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

In the middle of what Magic Johnson told him would be "the biggest summer" of his life, Lonzo Ball has been hitting the film room with Magic. Rob Pelinka says Ball designed his offseason plan how he wanted to improve this summer and requested film sessions with Magic.

Valbuena goes deep twice (0:51)
Calhoun's dinger gives Angels lead (0:27)
Trout scores first run of 1,000th career game (0:25)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout is on pace for 22 intentional walks this season. His career high is 15, which led the Majors last year.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

It's after 9pm here in El Segundo and Isaiah Thomas is getting shots up.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout has now drawn two walks in each of his last four games. He has 66 on the year, 11 more than the second-place Bryce Harper.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Every draft model will yield at least slightly different results from another, but hard not to notice that the team that -- according to Ben Alamar's poll of executives -- best uses draft analytics (Rockets), took the player (De'Anthony Melton) that was ranked 13th by our model (and best available) with the 46th selection. Per the model, Melton has seventh-best chance to become an all-star caliber player in this class...the six players in front of him all were drafted in the top 10.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels had back-to-back first-round picks in the 2009 draft. With the first (24th overall), they took Randal Grichuk, who just put the Blue Jays ahead with a fourth-inning solo homer at Angel Stadium. With the second, they took Mike Trout.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Some people with the Lakers were high on Knicks' second-round pick Mitchell Robinson, sources say. Some wanted to move up to take the center.

Jerome Robinson, LAC

The Clippers selected Boston College's Jerome Robinson with the 13th pick. Robinson wasn't too surprised to be picked by the clippers.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of Mo Wagner's best games at Michigan came against rival Michigan State. GM Rob Pelinka is a Michigan product and obviously team president Magic Johnson is Michigan State's greatest basketball player. So the two have seen plenty of Wagner, who plays with emotion and energy. With Julius Randle hitting restricted free agency and Brook Lopez approaching free agency, Lakers add a big who can stretch floor for Lonzo Ball on pick and pops, can rebound and will play hard.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout began this game by walking for the 12th time in 38 plate appearances, but Justin Upton followed with a double, allowing Trout to then score on a wild pitch. Upton is almost solely responsible for ensuring that Trout gets enough pitches to hit.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout, who already has a higher WAR than 74 position-player Hall of Famers, said 1,000 games "definitely came faster than I thought. I feel blessed to be up here," he added. "I take pride in coming to the ballpark. I don't take it for granted, because you never know."

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Clippers acquire Gilgeous-Alexander, pick Robinson

The Clippers were busy during the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday, selecting forward Miles Bridges with the 12th overall pick and trading him to Charlotte for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Clippers also selected Jerome Robinson with the 13th pick.