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Orioles Game 21 GameThread: vs. White Sox, 7:05

The NFL Draft edition of Orioles baseball!

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Drafting players can be tricky. You are more likely to end up with a Billy Rowell or a Matt Hobgood than you are to nab a Manny Machado. But that's not to say there isn't value in later rounds. Tonight's starter, Tyler Wilson, was a 10th round pick in the 2011 Amateur draft.

Caleb Joseph, doing the catching tonight, was a 7th round choice. Machado, Matt Wieters, Kevin Gausman, Brian Matusz and Dylan Bundy were all first round selections; that's a mixed bag of results if I've ever seen one. Heck, there were 50 rounds in the 2006 draft and Darren O'Day went unselected. Tell me how that makes sense?

What's that? It's the FOOTBALL draft tonight? The baseball one is in June, ya say? Oh, well forget everything I just said!

Today's Lineups

Adam Eaton - RF Joey Rickard - RF
Jimmy Rollins - SS Manny Machado - 3B
Jose Abreu - 1B Chris Davis - 1B
Todd Frazier - 3B Mark Trumbo - DH
Melky Cabrera - LF Adam Jones - CF
Brett Lawrie - 2B J.J. Hardy - SS
Avisail Garcia - DH Nolan Reimold - LF
Hector Sanchez - C Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Austin Jackson - CF Caleb Joseph - C
John Danks - LHP Tyler Wilson - RHP