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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

Local baseball players taken in 2019 Major League Baseball Draft


Last updated 6/13/2019 at 11:16pm

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Great Oak High School's Zach Arnold, a University of Oregon commit, was drafted by the Orioles in the 34th round of the MLB first-year player draft, June 3-5.

With the conclusion of the high school baseball season wrapping up two weeks earlier this year, all eyes were set on the first-year player draft last week. Also known as the amateur draft, it is Major League Baseball's primary mechanism for assigning unsigned baseball players, from high schools, colleges and other amateur baseball clubs, to its teams. The draft took place June 3-5, at Studio 42 in New Jersey and selected quite a few players from southwest Riverside County.

The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record rece...

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