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Orioles select Georgia prep left-hander DL Hall in first round of MLB draft

Orioles select Georgia prep left-hander DL Hall in first round of MLB draft

After months of draft preparation leading up to Monday and three picks executed on the first night of the 2017 major league draft, scouting director Gary Rajsich acknowledged that the Orioles "weren’t real thrilled” with the players they expected to be available when their pick came around at No. 21 overall.

The players they’d settled on entering the draft were “contingency picks,” only because the 18-year-old left-hander they chose – DL Hall — was sure to be gone by then.

“I don’t know why DL fell there,” Rajsich said on a conference call early Tuesday morning. “I don’t know what the clubs in front of us were thinking, but we weren’t planning on him being there...

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