Just like that, another Major League Baseball first-year-player draft has come and gone. It’s the second one since BaltimoreBaseball.com was created. Last year, I took a look at all 41 draft picks that the Orioles made during the three-day event. Because Dan Connolly loved the idea – and because it’s a great way for Orioles fans to get to know a lot of these players – I’ve decided to do it again this year. (My regular “Dean Jones Report” on the Orioles’ minor league system will return next week.)
With their earliest selection in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft since 2012, the Orioles took Valdosta (Ga.) High School left-hander DL Hall with the 21st overall pick Monday night. The Orioles haven’t picked a high school pitcher in the first round since 2013, when they selected right-hander Hunter Harvey at No. 22. Harvey, 22, is currently rehabbing from the elbow surgery that he underwent last summer. He has made just five starts since 2014.
When the Orioles pick 21st in the first round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft Monday night, they’ll be making the club’s earliest selection since 2012 – which was the inaugural one under executive vice president Dan Duquette and scouting director Gary Rajsich. That year, the Orioles chose Louisiana State University right-hander Kevin Gausman – complete with his fondness for powdered donuts – with the fourth overall pick.
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