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August 15, 2011

Orioles agree to terms with Delmonico; Bundy left

Tennessee prep third baseman Nick Delmonico, who fell to the sixth round because of his signing demands, announced on his Twitter page that he has agreed to terms with the Orioles.

The terms are unknown at this point.

Delmonico, whose father, Rod, was the longtime baseball coach at Tennessee, was considered first- or second-round talent by some draft pundits, but he fell all the way to the sixth round and the 185th overall pick.

Delmonico, who had committed to Georgia, played catcher at Farragut High School. However, the Orioles project him as a third baseman.

At 6 feet 3, 215 pounds, Delmonico’s best tool is his bat. He batted .426 with 11 homers, 45 RBIs, 53 walks and 23 steals in leading Farragut to a fourth consecutive Class AAA state championship.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 10:49 PM | | Comments (10)


Kid sounds as if he can rake. Of course, it's high school pitchers he's facing, even in the state playoffs and all that. Still, good sign for the O's that they have signed #2 and #3. I hope that by the time I finish typing this Bundy is signed, too.

JEFF GREAT news here is hoping you will announce BUNDY a new oriole in the next hour. I know a lot of true fans are staying up hoping to read that soon.

Good work! Now all we need is Bundy, and then a whole new scouting and development office, as well as a GM.

Great work - now all we need is Bundy! And than a whole new scouting and development department, as well as a new GM.

I guess a new owner would be nice too.

I have my doubts about the O's being able to sign Bundy.Why would he want to come here?This orginization has been a bust for pitchers since Mike Mussina left.

You are getting Great Kid, He can he for sure. He is solid all round, You will love him like we do here in Farragut, TN

Go Nicky!

Well, all 3 picks are now signed. I hope one of them will help some day.

What happended to the 3rd round pick???

What about a rundown on the other picks???

Signed/unsigned/going back to college so they can be drafted by Boston or New York --- What???

Jeff Z's reply: Orioles signed 22 of their top 50 picks, including their top 11.

Thrilled we have Delmonico.

Thank's Mike for the kind, encouraging words. I've no doubt Nick will do Tenn proud.

I stand corrected.They got Bundy signed,now let's hope he's the real deal and they don't ruin him like they have so many others.

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