2014 Indians 10th round pick: 2B Steven Patterson
With their 10th round pick in the 2014 Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected second baseman Steven Patterson out of the University of California - Davis (CA).
Born: 8/3/1992 – Height: 5’9” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: Steven Patterson is a senior sign out of UC Davis. He is smaller at 5’9” which goes with the Indians view and approach when it comes to ignoring size. Patterson doesn’t bring a lot of power to his game, but his best tool seems to be his hit and eye at the plate. As a junior, his first season in Division-I, he was the seventh hardest player to strike out in the nation. He has hit over .320 the last two years and both years walked more than he struck out. I found a video and did some scouting after the pick. He looks good in the box with a consistent approach at the plate and has quick hands. Patterson might be a senior sign, but he has a good approach at the plate which also makes him a player to follow.