A few hours after taking LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman with the fourth overall pick of this year's
selected another college arm with their second choice.
The Orioles selected University of
junior right-hander Branden Kline, a graduate of
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
out of high school in 2009 after being named the Maryland
Player of the Year and the state's No. 1 prospect by Perfect Game.