CLEVELAND -- The Indians ended Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft the way they began -- with a left-handed positional player. But unlike power-hitting Bobby Bradley, 10th-round pick Steven Patterson is a contact-dependent college hitter that is polished but limited in upside.
The selection of Patterson, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound infielder from UC Davis, caps a day that saw the Indians commit themselves to eight young prospects, five of which come from the high-school ranks and five more of which were hitters.
In all, Cleveland took Bradley (No. 97), lefty pitcher Sam Hentges (No. 128), right-hander Julian Merryweather (No. 158), center fielder Greg Allen (No. 188), catcher Simeon Lucas (No. 218), right-handed pitcher Micah Miniard (No. 248), shortstop Alexis Pantoja and Patterson.
In two season at UC Davis, Patterson has hit .325/.415/.428 with three home runs and 19 doubles.
The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.
Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less