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Published: July 30, 2008

Barring an unusual turn of events, Virginia shortstop Greg Miclat will land a new job title today.

Miclat, a fifth-round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles, is scheduled to meet with team officials today in Maryland, undergo a full physical and then expects to sign a contract, accomplishing his life-long dream of becoming a professional baseball player.

Taken with the 142nd pick overall, Miclat is expected to ink a deal with a signing bonus of $225,000, which will be the largest bonus received thus far by a fifth-round pick. He said he plans to leave Sunday to report to the Orioles’ Gulf Coast League team in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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This guy almost sounds like the second coming of Brian Roberts...

Take a look at Roberts junior year stats and then Miclat's. Even though Miclat was coming off of a shoulder surgery, they are no where close in the power department.

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Tony, could he stick at shortstop?

That's what I hear, but his arm strength will need to return because I heard it wasn't this good still this summer.

If he can be a high OBP guy, steal some bases and play a good solid major league shortstop, he's a got a chance to be an every day major league shortstop.

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