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Countryside C Dan Torres drafted by Orioles

The third and final day of Major League Baseball's amateur draft went as expected Thursday with the few remaining college and high school prospects with Pinellas County ties being selected in the lower rounds.

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St. Petersburg College's Jacob Rogers, a former Dunedin star, was selected in the 44th round (1330 overall) by the Chicago Cubs. He was the highest pick by a county player Thursday.

Rogers was originally drafted in the 29th round by the Red Sox in 2008 but opted to play college ball. He was projected to go higher this year.

Two of Rogers' teammates at SPC, right-handed pitchers Pat Quinn and Francois Lafreniere, were also drafted.

Quinn was picked in the 47th round (1387th overall) by the Reds. Lafreniere was selected in the 47th round (1424th overall) by the Braves.

Countryside catcher Dan Torres, a Florida Coaches Association all-star, was the only county high school player drafted. He was taken in the 46th round (1378th overall) by the Orioles.

Eckerd College's Matt Abraham was selected in the 49th (1476th overall) by the Blue Jays.

On Tuesday, Barry University's Nick Shaw, a Northeast graduate, was drafted by the Brewers in the 25th round (759th overall).

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