Orioles' John Means faces former high school teammate in Royals outfielder Bubba Starling

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Orioles' John Means faces former high school teammate in Royals outfielder Bubba Starling
Orioles' John Means faces former high school teammate in Royals outfielder Bubba Starling

Starling, the Royals' fifth overall selection in 2011, is the highest draft pick in the history of Gardner-Edgerton, the small Kansas high school he and Means attended. But Means, selected in the 46th round by the Atlanta Braves that year in what he figures was simply the result of scouts being at their games to see Starling, was the first Gardner-Edgerton product to reach the majors. Earlier this summer, he became the school's first All-Star, posting a 2.50 first-half ERA after his journey through junior college, Division I and every rung of the Orioles' minor league ladder.

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