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Seattle Mariners pitcher Danny Hultzen throws during a baseball spring training workout Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Seattle Mariners' Danny Hultzen throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Danny Hultzen throws during a baseball spring training workout Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Seattle Mariners' Danny Hultzen adjusts his baseball hat during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Goodyear, Ariz. The Mariners defeated the Indians 5-1.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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This is a 2014 photo of Danny Hultzen of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Mariners active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Danny Hultzen throws during a baseball spring training workout Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Danny Hultzen throws during a baseball spring training workout Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Seattle Mariners' Danny Hultzen throws a warmup pitch before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Goodyear, Ariz. The Mariners won 5-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Former Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen, drafted by the Mariners, posted a 1.19 ERA in 13 starts at Double-A. The next step hasn't been as easy. "The level of competition [at Triple-A] is unlike anything I've seen," Hultzen said. (Ingrid Barrentine/Special to The Washington Times)

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Former Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen, drafted by the Mariners, posted a 1.19 ERA in 13 starts at Double-A. The next step hasn't been as easy. "The level of competition [at Triple-A] is unlike anything I've seen," Hultzen said. (Ingrid Barrentine/Special to The Washington Times)

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Danny Hultzen, a Bethesda native and former Virginia star, is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA since being promoted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners. Hultzen was the No. 2 overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft. (Ingrid Barrentine/Special to The Washington Times)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Left-hander Danny Hultzen, a Bethesda native and St. Albans graduate, was 32-5 with a 2.08 ERA in three seasons at the University of Virginia.

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Virginia's assistant coach Karl Kuhn, left, talks to starting pitcher Danny Hultzen in the fifth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against California in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

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Virginia's Danny Hultzen threw 5 1/3 innings, allowed three hits, walked three and struck out three in Virginia's 6-0 win in Game 1 of the NCAA baseball Super Regional against UC Irvine. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

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University of Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen reacts to being selected No. 2 overall in the 2011 MLB draft in the team's clubhouse in Charlottesville, Va. (Jim Daves/Virginia Media Relations)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Danny Hultzen has 148 strikeouts and just 17 walks for Virginia this season. He's projected to go in the top five picks of the Major League Baseball draft, which starts Monday.

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Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen (23) throws the ball during Game 4 of the NCAA college regional baseball tournament against St. John's on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia won 10-2 and Hultzen threw seven innings, allowing one run and striking out 12. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT Danny Hultzen's first home run of the season was an inside-the-park grand slam against Richmond on Wednesday.

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Danny Hultzen (above), a Bethesda product, is sporting a 1.17 ERA for top-ranked Virginia. Shortstop Chris Taylor (left) bats leadoff for a Cavaliers' team that is hitting over .300. (Jim Daves/University of Virginia Athletics)