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Donavan Tate top high school pick in draft

Updated: June 10, 2009, 12:48 PM ET
By Chris Lawlor | ESPN.com

Three right-handed pitchers were among four high school prospects selected among the top 10 in the first round of Major League Baseball's 2009 first-year player draft Tuesday. Outfielder Donavan Tate, of Cartersville (Ga.) High was the first, chosen as the third overall pick by the San Diego Padres. Right-handed pitcher Matt Hobgood (Norco, Calif. HS) was taken fifth by the Baltimore Orioles, and Zack Wheeler (East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.) was picked sixth by the San Francisco Giants. Jacob ...

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