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Orioles could get surplus of draft picks in qualifying offer process

Orioles could get surplus of draft picks in qualifying offer process

Executive vice president Dan Duquette often says that the Orioles’ ability to sustain success is rooted in player development, that it’s necessary for the organization to draft well and develop players throughout their minor league system.

Depending on whether the Orioles are able to retain Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, next year’s draft could be the club’s most important in years.

Each of those three players received a qualifying offer on Friday, meaning if they decline those one-year, $15.8-million contract proposals and sign elsewhere, the Orioles will receive a compensation pick for each following the first round of the...

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