Orioles select Virginia right-hander Branden Kline with second-round pick

A few hours after taking LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman with the fourth overall pick of this year's

MLB Draft

, the


selected another college arm with their second choice.

The Orioles selected University of


junior right-hander Branden Kline, a graduate of

Thomas Johnson

High in Frederick, in the second round with the 65th overall pick.

Kline, who spent time as both a starter and reliever in three seasons with the Cavaliers, was ranked the 87th-best prospect in the nation by Baseball America.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Kline was a reliever his first two years at Virginia, including time as the team's closer as a sophomore, but he moved to the starting rotation this past season, going 6-3 with a 3.52 with 76 strikeouts and 31 walks in 72 innings.


He was somewhat streaky as a starter, but there was one stretch when he allowed just 19 hits and struck out 40 with 8 walks in 34 innings.

He was a sixth-round pick of the

Red Sox

out of high school in 2009 after being named the Maryland

Louisville Slugger

Player of the Year and the state's No. 1 prospect by Perfect Game.

Kline owns a low-90s fastball and a developing slider in the low-80s. It will be interesting to see how the Orioles decide to develop him, as a starter or a reliever.