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TEAM CALIFORNIA'S JOE ORTIZ DRAFTED IN THE 4TH ROUND

By CBS Sports, 06/04/19, 2:15PM PDT

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The Orioles have selected Joe Ortiz with the No. 108 overall pick in the 2019 first-year player draft.

A college shortstop from New Mexico State, Ortiz's top tool is his defense -- he will be able to stick at the position. He is hit-over-power, with good contact skills, but he has some sneaky pop despite being just 5-foot-11, 175 pounds. Ortiz will likely be capped as a glove-first utility infielder, but has the intangibles to possibly overshoot that projection.