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Orioles take all college players, including five pitchers, on Day 2 of MLB Draft

Until this year, when they selected Jackson Holliday at #1 overall, the Orioles had never used their top pick in a draft on a high school player. This was not the beginning of an indication that the Orioles are looking to add a bunch of just-graduated high school kids into the farm system. They picked three college players after Holliday on Day 1 of the draft and when all was said and done on Day 2 of the draft, they went another eight-for-eight on drafting college talent.

Mike Elias has never hidden what is easier to appreciate about college players.