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Baltimore Orioles: 2010 Third-Round Draft Pick Daniel Klein Promoted to Bowie

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 29:  (R-L) Pitchers Dan Klein #23, Erik Goeddel #33, Matt Grace #31, Matt Drummond #8 and Mitchell Beacom #35 of the UCLA Bruins warm up before game 2 of the men's 2010 NCAA College Baseball World Series against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Rosenblatt Stadium on June 29, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Corey HanleyContributor IIIMay 3, 2011

Even though Manny Machado has been making the most noise in the minors, the Orioles' next pick in the 2010 draft, Dan Klein, was promoted to the Double-A Bowie Baysox.

Klein had been dominating Single-A Frederick with a 1.15 ERA in seven appearances for the Keys. Both runs he allowed came on solo home runs. In his 15.2 innings, Klein struck out a ridiculous 21 batters with only three walks.

In his Bowie debut Monday night, Klein went two innings, allowing two hits and no runs to drop his season ERA to 1.02.

Dan Klein made a name for himself in his junior year for the UCLA Bruins as their closer. With 55 strikeouts in 52 innings and a 1.90 ERA, Klein dominated the Pac-10 and led the Bruins to the College World Series. Klein was stretched out in the final game and ended up taking the loss in the game where South Carolina clinched the NCAA Championship, but was solid in the effort, going 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and just the one run allowed.

The Orioles had already drafted Klein and got a chance to see him dominate hitters early in the appearance with a devastating changeup that was advanced to a point that most relievers never get to.

Klein also has a good fastball that has pretty solid movement. His slider and curve are both very advanced as well. His variety of pitches led the Orioles to originally say that he would start games, but has since only pitched in relief. He projects to be in the mix for the closer job in the future for the O's.

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