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A Familiar Pick

Roch Kubatko -Premium Content

When Orioles scouting director Joe Jordan went to bed the night before the amateur draft, he already knew which three players would be chosen ahead of his turn. He was on the clock before his head hit the pillow. Jordan had to decide between San Diego lefthander Brian Matusz and South Carolina first baseman Justin Smoak. After much deliberation, he chose Matusz.

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