It might not be the spectacles that the NFL and NBA drafts have evolved into over the years, but a draft is a draft for baseball fans.Major League Baseball held the first two rounds of the First-Year Player Draft on Thursday evening, with the Angels and Dodgers each holding two picks and going heavy on pitching. With the No. 15 overall selection, the Angels chose left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb from the University of Hartford (Conn.), which also produced Jeff Bagwell. The junior, named the 2014 America East Pitcher of the Year, led the Hawks’ rotation with an 8-2 record and a 1.25 ERA in 14 appearances. Per a scouting report from MLB.com, the 6-foot-5 southpaw throws in the 90-94 mph range with a fastball reaching 97 and possesses a good slider. Newcomb is the 14th Hartford player to be drafted and the first to go in the first round. The Dodgers reached into the high school ranks at No. 22, grabbing righty Grant Holmes from Conway High (S.C.). The 6-1 Florida commit posted a 4-1 record and a 0.35 ERA en route to being named the Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year. Baseball America ranked him at the 16th-best prospect in the 2014 draft. “We were able to get a player most clubs were looking at as a pitcher,” said White of the 6-1 outfielder. “We are going to let him go out and hit.” Verdugo, who was ranked No.55 by Baseball America and No. 1 in Arizona, won MVP honors at the Under Armour All-American game and is committed to Arizona State. White compared him to Joc Pederson, an outfielder who was selected by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. The First-Year Player Draft continues with rounds 3-10 held today and rounds 11-40 on Saturday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a conference call after the Dodgers’ last pick, Dodgers Vice President of Amateur Scouting Logan White said he was surprised to see Holmes sitting there at No. 22, never thinking he would be there that late. White described Holmes as an “advanced high school pitcher,” adding that his athleticism reminds him of Zack Greinke. “We feel fortunate to have gotten a player of Grant’s magnitude at pick 22,” said White. “He’s a mature, young and strong-bodied pitcher who throws hard and has a great breaking ball, but what separates him is he is a fierce competitor.”It’s the 11th time in 12 years the Dodgers drafted a pitcher with their top pick. In the second round, the Angels took St. Augustine Prep (N.J.). 6-3 righty Joe Gatto with the No. 53 pick. Baseball America ranks Gatto as the 42nd-best prospect and the No. 1 player in New Jersey. The North Carolina commit’s fastball sits in the 90-92 mph range, capable of reaching 94. The former football and basketball star went 5-0 in his senior season with a 0.41 ERA The Dodgers, in the second round, selected outfielder Alex Verdugo from Sahuaro High (Ariz.) at No. 62. Per scouting reports, Verdugo is a player many clubs see moving to the mound, armed with a fastball sitting in the 89-91-mph range and a promising curve. But according to White, the team plans on keeping him in the outfield, letting a player who loves to hit swing the bat.