Anaheim Angels draft Weedon
in 37th round
by Misty Volaski
It is every little boy's dream getting drafted for a major
league baseball team.
Nordhoff senior Trevor Weedon will get to live that dream, should
he decide to sign with the Anaheim Angels, who picked him in
the 37th round of the draft Wednesday.
Weedon said he wasn't sure if he would sign with the franchise
"I would have to start in the rookies, and make my way up
to the major league," he said. "I might go to (California
State University) Chico instead. But I have 15 days to make the
Weedon, who's played baseball for 13 years, said it's always
been his dream to play major league baseball. He played P.O.N.Y.
baseball in Ojai as a kid, and later joined Nordhoff's baseball
team in his freshman year of high school.
As the Rangers' catcher, Weedon and his team made it to the CIF
playoffs each year. However, they never made it past the second
round. "One year we drew the top-seeded team, so we got
eliminated in the first round," Weedon said. "But this
year we did OK."
In between baseball seasons, the 2002 Ojai Youth of the Year
fills his days with football. "I don't work because I play
baseball and football and I have lots of practices to go to,"
Though an injury kept him out of several games this year, he
returned just in time for a key game against Oak Park, helping
the Rangers move to the second round of the CIF playoffs.
"My football career is probably pretty much over. I miss
it already from last season, though," Weedon said. "But
I have more of a future in baseball."
Weedon said of being picked for the Angels, "It's not like
Noah (Lowry)'s thing were you're picked, like, second and you
get a million bucks," Weedon said. "I knew they wanted
me, but I found out at lunch at school today that they actually
did pick me. That was pretty cool."
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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WEEDON WAITS for the strike in a recent Nordhoff game. Weedon,
who has played for the Rangers for the past four years, said
he would love to play for the Angels, but may go to college first.