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Orioles draft pick has nice night for Virginia

The Orioles would have had an interesting decision to make on draft night had University of Virginia left-hander Danny Hultzen fallen to No. 4 rather than being selected by the Seattle Mariners with the second pick.

With Hultzen off the board, the Orioles were more than happy to select Oklahoma high school starter Dylan Bundy, whom they probably would have taken over Hultzen anyway.

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They then grabbed one of Hultzen's Virginia rotation mates, right-hander Tyler Wilson, in the 10th round. Well, Wilson had a pretty nice night tonight in pitching the Cavaliers by California in a College World Series game.

Wilson, a 21-year-old right-hander out of Midlothian, Va., allowed just one run on five hits and no walks while striking out five in 7 2/3 innings. He threw 63 of his 94 pitches for strikes in improving to 10-0 with a 2.24 ERA.

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The Orioles aren't allowed to negotiate with Wilson until the Cavaliers' season is over. The same is true of Orioles second-round pick Jason Esposito, a third baseman for Vanderbilt.

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