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Local products were frequent selections in draft’s final day

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The Orioles made 30 selections on Day Three of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, completing rounds 11-40. This year, the O’s selected 41 players overall: 21 pitchers and 20 position players, with 29 of the selections being college athletes. The team chose 12 right-handed pitchers, nine left-handed pitchers, eight infielders, seven outfielders, four catchers, and one utility player.

The Orioles didn’t select any players with local ties in this draft. But here are some Maryland products that were selected on day three:

Harold Cortijo, RHP, Riverdale Baptist School
Picked in round 14 (422nd overall) by the New York Yankees

Junior Harding, Jr., RHP, Chipola College
Graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School; picked in round 17 (497th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds

Jamal Wade, Jr., RHP, University of Maryland
Graduate of St. Paul’s High School; brother of LaMonte Wade (played at Maryland from 2013-2015, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2015 in the ninth round, 260th overall); picked in round 17 (513th overall) by the Seattle Mariners

Will Reed, Jr., RHP, Harford Community College
Picked in round 20 (598th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates

Joseph Benitez, Sr., LHP, University of South Carolina Aiken
Graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School; picked in round 22 (657th overall) by the Chicago White Sox

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Marty Costes, So., CF, University of Maryland sophomore
Graduate of Archbishop Curley High School; picked in round 25 (751st overall) by the Houston Astros

Randy Bednar, CF, Landon School
Picked in round 27 (800th overall) by the Atlanta Braves

Jeremy Arocho, SS, Old Mill Sr. High School
Picked in round 27 (820th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers

Ryan Selmer, Jr., RHP, University of Maryland
Graduate of Riverdale Baptist School; picked in round 31 (937th overall) by the New York Mets

Caleb Evans, Sr., RHP, Liberty University
Graduate of Crisfield Academy and High School; picked in round 32 (951st overall) by the Oakland Athletics

Robby Kidwell, So., C, Brunswick (North Carolina) Community College
Graduate of Chopticon High School; picked in round 36 (1,087th overall) by the New York Mets

Jared Price, Sr., RHP, University of Maryland
Picked in round 37 (1,109th overall) by the Miami Marlins

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