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The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Stanford ace Mark Appel with the No. 8 overall pick in the MLB Draft.
Many prognosticators thought he would be selected with the No.1 overall pick.
The Stanford baseball team is the No. 1 seed in the Palo Alto Regional and will open their run to Omaha against the No. 4 seed Fresno State Bulldogs on Friday night.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Giants manager Bruce Bochy cant begin announcing his opening-day roster. Not with 18 days between now and the National Anthem at Arizona's Chase Field.