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Kyle Zimmer

Orioles select LSU RHP Kevin Gausman with No. 4 pick in draft

Always on the lookout for quality pitching, the Orioles added to their stable of young arms Monday, selecting quirky and effective Louisiana State University right-hander Kevin Gausman with the fourth overall pick in the first round of baseball’s amateur draft.

Gausman, 21, was the first pitcher taken in an unpredictable draft — allowing the Orioles to land the No. 1 hurler on their board after position players were selected in the top three.

“Kevin Gausman is one of the premier power pitchers in all of college baseball. He has pitched at a high level in front of a lot of people every Friday night for the past two years, and very successfully,” said Orioles’ first-year...