Orioles agree to terms with fourth-round pick
The Orioles have agreed to terms with fourth-round pick Kyle Simon, a right-handed pitcher out of the University of Arizona.
Simon, who was selected 125th overall, went 11-3 with a 2.72 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for the Wildcats this past season. A 6-foot-5, 219-pound native of Los Alamitos, Calif., Simon pitched five complete games and allowed 114 hits and 11 walks while striking out 86 batters in 129 innings. Batters hit .235 against him.
With him in the fold, the Orioles have now agreed to terms with 10 of their 50 selections, including five of their first 10 picks.
The remaining unsigned top 10 selections are first-rounder Dylan Bundy, a prep pitcher from Oklahoma; second-rounder Jason Esposito, a third baseman out of Vanderbilt; sixth-rounder Nick Delmonico, a Tennessee prep third baseman; eight-rounder John Ruettiger, an Arizona State outfielder; and 10th-rounder Tyler Wilson, a right-handed pitcher for the University of Virginia.
The negotiations with Bundy are expected to go right up to the midnight deadline on Aug.15 to sign draft picks.