Walker's bat captures Dodgers' eyes in fifth round

The Dodgers went for a bat with their fifth-round selection in the First-Year Player Draft, drafting third baseman Jared Walker from McEachern (Ga.) High School (No. 159 overall) on Friday.

The Draft concludes on Saturday with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 10 a.m. PT.

Walker, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-handed hitter, has committed to play baseball at Kennesaw State in Georgia.

"Very athletic player who has the ability to play several positions and possesses a lot of big league tools," Owls head coach Mike Sansing told KSUOwls.com. "Jared has plus arm strength, with the aptitude to be a high-level hitter.

"We feel he has the chance to be a middle-of-the-order-type bat with plus power for the Owls. Jared is a special kid with great passion for the game, and his high character will be a great asset to our program."

Walker also spent time in the outfield and on the mound in high school, but he's primarily known for his promising bat.

Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.