A look at the Angels’ picks in Rounds 6-10 …

The Angels entered the 2015 Draft targeting bats and have stuck to the script through the first two days, taking a position player with eight of their first 10 picks after wrapping up on Tuesday.

The Draft concludes Wednesday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 9 a.m. PT. The Angels took Texas A&M right-hander Grayson Long, Florida Atlantic University right fielder Brendon Sanger and Louisiana State University right fielder Jared Foster in Rounds 3-5 earlier on Tuesday, respectively.

Below is a look at their picks from Rounds 6-10.

Round 6 (195): Loyola Marymount University SS David Fletcher

Fletcher, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, is undersized but is considered a plus defensive player who makes a lot of contact, can get on-base and could eventually become a utility infielder in the Major Leagues. The 21-year-old right-handed hitter batted .308/.385/.416 with two homers, 27 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 55 games.

Round 7 (225): Pepperdine University 2B Hutton Moyer

Son of long-time starting pitcher Jamie Moyer, and brother of Dodgers farmhand Dillon Moyer, Hutton is a junior who learned to switch hit early in his high-school career and saw a huge rise in power this past season. Hutton batted .295/.413/.564 and hit 14 homers, after not hitting any as a sophomore.

Round 8 (255): University of Houston CF Kyle Survance

A left-handed hitter who’s listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Survance has plus speed that should allow him to stick in center field. But he still has improvements to make both offensively and defensively. The 21-year-old batted .297 with a .385 on-base percentage in his junior year, with eight doubles, six triples, two homers and, for the second year in a row, 31 stolen bases.

Round 9 (285): University of Nebraska-Lincoln C Tanner Lubach

Lubach is the second catcher taken within the Angels’ first eight picks, joining 26th overall selection Taylor Ward. The 22-year-old Lubach is a right-handed-hitting senior who finished his collegiate career batting .312/.375/.441 with four homers and 26 RBIs in 51 games (49 starts).

Round 10 (315): California Baptist University RHP Adam Hofacket

Hofacket, a junior, is a consistent strike-thrower with a deceptive delivery and is expected to be tried as a starting pitcher. The 21-year-old went 7-5 with a 2.26 ERA in 14 starts this past season, striking out 98 batters and walking only 20 in 103 1/3 innings.

Alden

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Great pickup of David Fletcher! I’ve watched this kid play since he was a starting freshman on the Cypress High varsity in OC. Freakish range at SS. Not many HRs but he’ll hit singles and doubles all day long, and with his speed I saw him stretch many of those hits into triples. Think Jose Altuve but at least five inches taller.

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