Baltimore Orioles select DL Hall 21st Overall

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Pitcher Chris Anderson was a first-rounder to the Dodgers in 2013, and outfielder Adam Brett Walker was a third-round pick of the Twins in 2012. In fact, FSU baseball recruiting loses players every year to the MLB Draft with recruits opting to sign with MLB teams instead of attending college.

When June rolls around, depending on how your team is doing, the MLB First-Year Player Draft can be one of the more exciting moments of the season as teams reload their farm systems with the best high school and collegiate players available. Though they were selected in the draft, the Red Raiders classified as juniors or lower can take the option to play another season for the Tech baseball squad.

The Orioles went straight to work on improving one of the worst pitching staffs in Major League Baseball by drafting high school left-handed pitcher D.L. Hall with the No. 21 overall pick on Monday night. He's hit from 90-96 miles per hour with his fastball and his slider and curveball both have potential.

With their top pick, the Nationals went with one of the left-handers Rizzo was talking about in spite of the concerns expressed by scouts.

Romero posted a 3.51 ERA, 20 walks, 85 Ks, and a.256 BAA in 10 games (seven starts) and 48 2⁄3 IP this season.

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As a junior, Russell still has eligibility remaining and can decide whether to sign with San Francisco or return to UConn for his senior season. "We feel it's a very pitching orientated draft".

There is certainly nothing wrong with taking high school players.

File, who prepped at Desert Hills High School, was the 2017 Pacific West co-pitcher of the year after an 8-2 season that saw him throw four complete games, two shutouts and 75 strikeouts in 93 innings.

Drew Rasmussen, RHP (#31): The right-hander from Oregon State was the 56th ranked player on Baseball America's pre-draft rankings.

Hall also slashed.349/.439/.674 with 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 33 RBIs as Valdosta's No. 3 hitter.

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