Orioles Sign First-round Draft Picks Harvey And Hunt

Posted on June 25, 2013

The Orioles reached agreement with their top two draft picks from the 2013 First Year Player Draft, right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey and outfielder Josh Hart, June 25. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Harvey, 18, was drafted with the 22nd overall pick of the June 6 draft. As a senior at Bandys High School in North Carolina, Harvey went 8-0 with a 0.38 ERA and 116 strikeouts during 11 games. He is the son of former major league pitcher Bryan Harvey.

Harvey indicated immediately after he was drafted that he was eager to sign, and unlike most high school recruits, he didn't even commit to a college. With Hunter's willingness to join the Orioles, both sides were able to avoid a prolonged contract negotiation.

Hart, 18, was the 37th overall pick, selected during the competitive balance sandwich round following the first round. He batted .449/.560/.757/1.317 for Parkview (Ga.) High School.

With Harvey and Hart on board, the Orioles have now signed 10 of their top 11 draft picks from the 2013 draft. The Birds previously agreed to terms with C Chance Sisco (second-round pick), LHP Stephen Tarpley (third round), C Jonah Heim (fourth round), LHP Travis Seabrooke (fifth round), C Alex Murphy (sixth round), 1B Trey Mancini (eighth round), LHP Mitch Horacek (ninth round) and C Austin Wynns (10th round).

The only Orioles draft pick from the first 10 rounds who remains unsigned is 3B Drew Dosch, selected during the seventh round.

Posted June 25, 2013 by Paul Folkemer

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