Power-hitting infielder Miles taken in Round 8

The Rays selected their second infielder of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft when they picked power-hitting Tennessee Tech third baseman Daniel Miles in the eighth round.

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

Earlier in the day, the Rays selected North Carolina shortstop Michael Russell in the fifth round.

Miles, 22, hit .380 with 11 home runs and 54 RBIs in 237 at-bats, earning first-team Louisville Slugger All-American honors and he was named to the watch list for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top player in college baseball.

Miles was an All-Ohio Valley Conference first-team selection the past two years. His 90 hits this season rank as the third-highest single-season total in Tech history. He also scored a league-best 67 runs, posting a .599 slugging percentage and a .481 on-base percentage. He drew 39 walks and struck out just 21 times.

He bats right-handed and has decent size at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. He also played at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.