The final day of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft wrapped up Wednesday with a handful of locals taken off the board after a second day that featured four local prospects.
The Orioles may have landed a gem in the 18-year-old Hall.
The Orioles would follow up by selecting shortstop Adam Hall out of London, Ontario with the 60th overall pick and then LHP Zac Lowther out of Xavier University with the 74th overall pick.
Baumann becomes the 19th player from JU to be selected in the draft, and just the seventh to be taken inside the first three rounds.
Burns is expected to be a two-way player at Auburn, where the 6-foot, 205-pound right-hander will likely round out the Tigers' weekend rotation with Casey Mize and Davis Daniel and either play in the infield or at DH. Going by his draft slot value, that means he's sitting on somewhere around $5,303,000 and could get even more if Oakland goes all-in for him. Greene's greatest value is as a defensive shortstop, and it seems unrealistic that Cincinnati would allow him to make all those hard throws from the left side of the diamond on days that he's not starting, but we can still hold out hope that Greene will be as superhuman as he's appeared to be during the pre-draft process and successfully pull off the challenge.
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After a short adjustment period, Hall went on to display all the skill and ability that led to him entering into the season as a MaxPreps All-American with a signed LOI to play baseball at Florida State.
Hall is the first high school pitcher taken by the Orioles in the first round since they drafted Hunter Harvey with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 draft. He struck out 85 and walked 27 in 93.2 innings.
As a junior, Russell still has eligibility remaining and can decide whether to sign with San Francisco or return to UConn for his senior season. The 2017 Preseason All-BIG EAST player has pitched well this season at Xavier as the junior has tossed 83.1 innings with a 2.92 ERA.
Baumann is the Dolphins all-time leader in strikeouts and was a second team A-Sun selection in 2017.
As a student-athlete at Cuyahoga Heights High School in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, Lowther earned three varsity letters in baseball and two in football.