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Outfielder Adams rounds out Angels' Day 2 picks

Outfielder Adams rounds out Angels' Day 2 picks

ANAHEIM -- Day 2 of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft wrapped up with the Angels selecting left fielder Caleb Adams from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the 10th round on Friday.

Adams, selected 299th overall, joins right fielder Alex Abbott out of Tift County High School in Georgia (sixth round) and center fielder Bo Way out of Kennesaw State University (seventh) among outfielders taken by the Angels within the first 10 rounds.

The organization also took six pitchers in lefty Sean Newcomb out of the University of Hartford in Connecticut (15th overall), right-hander Joe Gatto out of St. Augustine Prep in New Jersey (second round), right-hander Chris Ellis out of the University of Mississippi (third), right-hander Jeremy Rhoades out of Illinois State (fourth), right-hander Jake Jewell out of Northeast Oklahoma A&M College (fifth) and right-hander Jordan Kipper out of Texas Christian University (ninth).

The Angels also drafted an infielder, selecting Iowa shortstop Jake Yacinich with their eighth-round pick.

"I love the balance that we had," Angels scouting director Ric Wilson said. "We got a good combination of some power pitching with solid delivers and arm action, and we got some younger kids that are going to be able to add to the guys we've picked the last couple years. We got some solid defensive players, and we've got some guys that can swing the bat."

The Draft concludes with Rounds 11-40 on Saturday, with exclusive coverage at 10 a.m. PT on MLB.com.

Adams, a sophomore, bats right-handed and is listed at 6 feet and 185 pounds. For the Ragin' Cajuns this past season, the 21-year-old posted a .387/.509/.689 slash line with 11 homers, 42 RBIs and six stolen bases in 64 games.

"He's got big-time power," Wilson said. "Just lets the bat go. He does swing through some pitches. Hopefully, we'll get that under control."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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