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2014 MLB Draft: Dodgers pick 3B Jared Walker in 5th round

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NEW YORK, NY -- In the fifth round of the 2014 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected third baseman Jared Walker out of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, No. 159 overall.

The 6'2, 195-pound infielder bats left and throws right, and is committed to play college ball at Kennesaw State in Georgia. Walker was ranked No. 336 overall by Baseball America in their pre-draft rankings.

"The lefthanded hitter has hitting instincts and a line-drive stroke with natural strength. He has good bat-to-ball skills, though his approach will require refinement, and average raw power that projects to plus down the road," read the Baseball America scouting report. "A team might try him at third base, but his defensive future likely lies in left field."

Kennesaw State coach Mike Sansing described Walker as a "very athletic player who has the ability to play several positions and possess a lot of Big League tools. Jared has plus arm strength with the aptitude to be a high level hitter. With his 6'3 frame, we feel he has the chance to be a middle of the order type bat with plus power for the Owls."

Here is video of Walker from Baseball Web TV:

The slot value for the No. 159 overall pick is $296,700.