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THE MLB DRAFT THROWS COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL STARS INTO A STEW THAT REQUIRES YEARS OF SEASONING. WHEN THE FUN BEGINS ON JUNE 5, NAVY'S MITCH HARRIS WILL BE AMONG THE MOST INTRIGUING UNKNOWNS

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:48 PM ET
By Jeff Bradley, Matt Meyers, Peter Keating, Keith Law, Jerry Crasnick

With the sun reflecting off the Severn River and the Midshipmen trying to prep for a game amid final exams, senior righthander Mitch Harris sits in the third base dugout of Navy's Max Bishop Stadium, on the first muggy afternoon of May, and recalls the day he chose country over baseball. It wasn't during his senior year at South Point High School in Belmont, N.C., when he proudly received his appointment and made the decision to attend the Naval Academy, the only D1 program that even gave him ...

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