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O's select Clemson infielder as first position player

O's select Clemson infielder as first position player

After snagging five straight pitchers to start their Draft, the Orioles finally changed things up in the eighth round and grabbed Clemson second baseman Steve Wilkerson.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound switch hitter has played multiple positions in the infield as a senior for the Tigers, but he projects as a second baseman at the professional level.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Wilkerson finished second on the team with a .317 batting average and led the club with a .502 slugging percentage and six home runs. He also stole eight bases in nine tries.

Wilkerson started 56 games for the 36-25 Tigers before the team was swept out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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