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2013 MLB Draft: Day two brings rounds 3-10. Will the Orioles find any gems?

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Let the festivities continue!

Jim Johnson was a 5th round draft pick. Not too shabby!
Jim Johnson was a 5th round draft pick. Not too shabby!
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After picking three high school players on the first day of the draft, what do the Baltimore Orioles have up their sleeves for day two? Use this thread to follow along with the action. Hopefully we'll be able to provide you with a little more information on the players drafted as it happens today, but they had to go and plan this in the middle of a workday so that doesn't give me as much time to spend as I'd like.

Fun fact: this is the first year since 1998 that the Orioles have taken high school players with their first three picks. Do you want to know who they drafted in 1998? I'll tell you: Rick Elder, Mamon Tucker, and Ben Knapp. No, I've never heard of them either. Maybe they should have used one of those picks to draft Cliff Lee instead. They did draft him in 1998 in the 20th round, but he opted to go to college instead.

Anyway, that's neither here nor there. You can watch rounds 3-10 of the draft on MLB.com if you like. You never know if a youngster the Orioles pick today will turn in to the next Orioles star. Just for fun, here are the best draft picks from rounds 3-10 in Orioles history (based on bWAR):

3: Eddie Murray, 1972 (68.2 WAR)
4: Brad Bergesen, 2004 (3.2)
5: Jim Johnson, 2001 (8.8 and counting)
6: Mike Boddicker, 1978 (31.8)
7: Mike Flanagan, 1973 (26.3)
8: Chris Britton, 2001 (1.3)
9: Jack Voigt, 1987 (1.7)
10: Luis Matos, 1996 (4.7)