Mets end Day 2 of Draft with college hurler

Mets end Day 2 of Draft with college hurler

To cap the second day of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday, the Mets went right to where they indicated earlier this week they hoped to go -- a college pitcher.

Kelly Secrest, a 6-foot, 215-pound left-handed hurler, was the Mets' 10th-round choice (No. 295 overall). He wrapped up his senior campaign at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington last month.

The Draft concludes on Saturday with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Secrest is different than the other pitchers the Mets drafted Friday in that he's a reliever by trade. Most Major League relievers were starters earlier in their professional careers, but it appears that won't be the case for Secrest.

The numbers -- a 1.73 ERA and .218 opponents' batting average in 2014, for example -- back up that decision. Secrest also had a 9.4 strikeouts-per-nine-innings rate and a 2.5 strikeout-to-walk rate while serving as the Seahawks' closer.

By the end of his senior year, Secrest set a Colonial Athletic Association record with 114 career appearances.

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