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Jarod D. Rine

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Outfielder Jarod Rine blossomed as a junior for WVU, hitting .403/.459/.624. He finished third in the Big East Conference in batting average, made the All-Conference team and split Player of the Year honors with Marc Tugwell. He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth round of the 2003 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Marc Tramuta and made his pro debut that summer with the Aberdeen IronBirds, where he had 20 stolen bases in 27 tries and hit .252/.313/.357. His error-free play in the outfield netted him the only 1.000 fielding percentage by a New York-Penn League regular.

The next season, he played with the Delmarva Shorebirds, stealing 31 bases in 38 tries and batting .257/.345/.372. In 2005, he played for the Frederick Keys and had 21 steals (third in the Orioles system) but hit just .209/.289/.279; he was again thrown out exactly seven times. After beginning 2006 with Frederick, he returned to Delmarva in midseason. Despite stealing 21 bases in 30 tries between the two stops, he struggled at the plate, hitting only .195/.308/.284 for the year.

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