The Orioles know very well the level of prep baseball talent that comes out of South Florida.
Two years ago, the team tabbed shortstop Manny Machado out of Brito Miami Private with the third overall pick.
And on Tuesday, the Orioles used their third-round pick (99th overall) on another talented Miami shortstop, Adrian Marin of Miami Gulliver Prep.
Marin, who has signed to play at the University of Miami, projects to be a top-of-the-lineup bat given his well above-average speed. He rose up the scouting boards after homering off first-round pick Joey Gallo in the National High School Invitational.
Baseball America ranks Marin as the No. 192 draft prospect in the nation.
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