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O's take stolen base threat Gonzalez in 10th round

At the Division II level, it can be tough to draw attention. Batting .425 with 51 stolen bases can turn some heads, though.

Those were the numbers that outfielder Jay Gonzalez put up last season at University of Mount Olive before he became the Orioles' 10th round selection on Friday at the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. He was the first outfielder selected by Baltimore and the seventh college player out of eight draft choices this year.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at 1 p.m. ET.

An Orlando native, Gonzalez began his college career at Auburn, where he batted .171 as a freshman before being suspended indefinitely in 2012.

Gonzalez was selected on the final day of the 2013 Draft, but chose to play at Mount Olive in 2014, where he put up his otherworldly stats.

Gonzalez was also drafted by the Red Sox in the 27th round of the 2010 Draft, making this the third time he has been picked and the highest he has been picked.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for
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