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Top draft prospects Bobby Witt Jr., Rece Hinds give glimpse of Orioles' first-round options at Home Run Derby

Top draft prospects Bobby Witt Jr., Rece Hinds give glimpse of Orioles' first-round options at Home Run Derby

In Bobby Witt Jr. and Rece Hinds, the two finalists in the High School Home Run Derby on Monday at Nationals Park, this week's All-Star festivities might prove to be just as much about seeing the next generational talent the Orioles can take atop the draft as it is about saying the goodbye to the most recent one, shortstop Manny Machado.

The Orioles on Sunday lost their hold on the worst record in the major leagues, with a pair of wins this weekend bringing them into the All-Star break at 28-69 and just percentage points ahead of the Kansas City Royals and in 29th place out of 30 big league teams.

That means the likes of Witt and Hinds will be in their scouting crosshairs on...

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