Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

MLB Draft 2017: Analysis, reaction to Baltimore Orioles Day 1 draft picks

MLB Draft 2017: Analysis, reaction to Baltimore Orioles Day 1 draft picks

Jimmy Murphy, a right hander from South Orange and a Columbia High School graduate, was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth round of the MLB Draft with a 248 pick overall.

"We're very excited that he was available for our first selection", scouting director Gary Rajsich said. Central and you can get live updates of all the picks, including local college and high school players.

Hall, 18, was ranked as the No. 8 overall pitching prospect and the No. 13 overall draft prospect in Baseball America's Top 200 Prospects.

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Baltimore selected shortstop Adam Hall out of A.B. Lucas Secondary School in Ontario, Canada with the 60th overall pick.

Murphy, a former Essex County Player of the Year, is a 5-foot-11, 195-pounder.

On Monday, the Orioles selected high school left-handed pitcher DL Hall out of Valdosta High School (Ga.) with the 21st overall pick.

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Lefthander D.L. Hall, who was the 21st overall selection out of Valdosta (Ga.) High, throws a fastball that sits at 92-95 miles per hour, with the ability to touch 96, plus a curveball and changeup.

Unlike the Orioles first two draft picks from Day 1, Lowther has been playing at Xavier University and became the highest MLB draft selection in Xavier baseball history.

Earlier this season, Lowther pitched eight innings with 16 strikeouts and yielded and gave up his only earned run of the game in the ninth inning.

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During his first season at LCSC, Brogdon went 6-0 with a 2.81 ERA.

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