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In ninth round, Angels add backstop depth

In ninth round, Angels add backstop depth

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In ninth round, Angels add backstop depth

ANAHEIM -- It took the Angels nine rounds and seven picks to select a position player.

After taking seven pitchers, the Angels selected a catcher, Florida State's Stephen McGee, in the ninth round of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

McGee, currently in his redshirt junior season with the Seminoles has posted career highs in several offensive categories this season.

Heading into this weekend's super regionals, the two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll is hitting .292 with 51 RBIs.

"He is just a guy that is the backbone of our ballclub," FSU coach Mike Martin recently told the Palm Beach Post.

In addition to the offensive production, McGee, a Johnny Bench Award Watch List member in 2012, has caught 128 of his teams 129 games over the past two years.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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