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“He’s one of my best friends and we’ve been through this process together since we were like 9 years old,” Frazier said. “I’m going to call him, and wherever he goes, I’m going to support him.”

Rounding out the top 10 picks, Toronto chose hard-throwing California high school right-hander Phil Bickford.

A few familiar names went in the opening round: University of Nevada right-hander Braden Shipley, cousin of Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jordan Shipley, went 15th to Arizona; and North Carolina high school righty Hunter Harvey, son of former big league closer Bryan Harvey, was selected 22nd by Baltimore.

The New York Yankees had the most first-round picks with three and selected Notre Dame third baseman Eric Jagielo at No. 26, 6-foot-7 Fresno State outfielder Aaron Judge at No. 32 and California high school left-hander Ian Clarkin to wrap up the round at No. 33.

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AP Sports Writers Pat Graham in Denver, Kristie Rieken in Houston and Dave Skretta in Kansas City, Mo., contributed to this report.