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Harvey impressive in his Aberdeen debut

Harvey impressive in his Aberdeen debut

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Harvey impressive in his Aberdeen debut

BALTIMORE -- Right-hander Hunter Harvey, the Orioles' first-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, was impressive in his debut for short-season Aberdeen on Tuesday night.

Harvey -- who consistently threw his fastball in the 93- to 94-mph range -- worked 4 1/3 innings and allowed one unearned run that held up as the decisive tally in a loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades.

"When you're taking a pitcher in the first round, you're trying to identify that guy as a No. 1 or No. 2 starter. A top-of-the-rotation guy. And that's what he looked like," IronBirds manager Matt Merullo said of Harvey, who was selected with the 22nd overall pick.

Harvey gave up four hits, two of which were infield singles, struck out five and walked just one. He exited in the top of the fifth inning after throwing 76 pitches; the run scored after he was out of the game.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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