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New Jersey teen goes in MLB draft 1st round

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UPDATE: The St. Louis Cardinals picked Rob Kaminsky, of Bergen County, N.J., as the 28th pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft.

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EARLIER REPORT: An 18-year-old ballplayer from New Jersey could become the first high school baseball player from Bergen County to ever be drafted during the first round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Baseball scouts started noticing Rob Kaminsky's pitching during his freshman year at St. Joseph Regional High School.

By his senior year, his fastball and curveball had become signature weapons in a game he has loved since he was 4.

Rob has a scholarship to University of North Carolina but if he is drafted, MLB rules state the decision to play in the majors or go on to college is up to the player.

Alan Kaminsky, Rob's father, says the family will stand behind whatever decision Rob makes.

You can track the MLB draft here:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2013/

https://twitter.com/MLBDraft

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