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UVa's Halley Picked on Final Day of MLB Draft

On Wednesday, senior pitcher Shane Halley became the latest Virginia baseball player to have his named called during the 2012 draft.

Halley was taken by the Kansas City Royals with the 613th overall pick in Round 20 on Wednesday, the final day of the draft. He joins teammates Branden Kline (Round 2, Orioles), Chris Taylor (Round 6, Mariners), and Stephen Bruno (Round 7, Cubs) as Cavaliers taken in this year's draft.

The Virginia program has now had 21 players drafted over the past three seasons, including 10 in the top 10 rounds.

Halley worked a career high 50.1 innings in 22 appearances mostly out of the Virginia bullpen in 2012. He went 9-2 with a 2.15 ERA, leading the Cavaliers in wins and ERA.

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