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Angels make two selections on first day of 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft

OF Jordyn Adams and INF Jeremiah Jackson selected by Halos

The Angels selected outfielder Jordyn Adams (1st round, 17th overall) out of Green Hope HS (Cary, NC) and INF Jeremiah Jackson (2nd round, 57th overall) from St. Luke's Episcopal School (Mobile, AL) on the first day of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcements were made by Angels' Director of Amateur Scouting Matt Swanson.

The Angels chose high school players with both of their first two picks in a draft for the first time since 2010 when Kaleb Cowart (18th overall) and Cam Bedrosian (29th overall) were selected. 

The Angels selected outfielder Jordyn Adams (1st round, 17th overall) out of Green Hope HS (Cary, NC) and INF Jeremiah Jackson (2nd round, 57th overall) from St. Luke's Episcopal School (Mobile, AL) on the first day of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcements were made by Angels' Director of Amateur Scouting Matt Swanson.

The Angels chose high school players with both of their first two picks in a draft for the first time since 2010 when Kaleb Cowart (18th overall) and Cam Bedrosian (29th overall) were selected. 

Adams, 18, hit .453 (34/75) with five doubles, three triples, a home run and 15 RBI during his senior season at Green Hope. During his junior season at Blythewood HS in South Carolina, he batted .494 with 18 RBIs and one home run. He also stole 26 bases, including five in one game for a school record. He also participated in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field where he hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning. The 6-2, 175 pound outfielder is committed to play both baseball and football at the University of North Carolina.

Jackson, 18, completed his senior year with a .644 (58/90) batting average with 54 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples, 15 HR and 49 RBI. Jackson has started a shortstop for St. Luke's Episcopal since he was a seventh-grader, helping the Wildcats win a pair of state championships. Additionally, in 12 appearances as a pitcher this season, he went 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA (24.2 IP - 9 ER) and 42 strikeouts. Jackson becomes the first Alabama high school middle infielder to be selected within the first three rounds since Bo Jackson was picked by the Yankees in 1982. He has a college commitment to Mississippi State University.

The 2018 First Year Player Draft resumes tomorrow morning at 10:05 a.m. (PDT) with rounds 3-10 and will conclude on Wednesday with rounds 11-40.

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