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2013 Orioles draft live blog

Follow along for updates throughout Friday and Saturday on the Orioles' selections in the 2013 MLB draft.

The Orioles selected 41 players in the 2013 MLB draft. A quick breakdown is as follows:


(UPDATED: Saturday, 7:38 p.m.)
College players
: 23
Junior college players: 4
High school players: 14

Left-handed pitchers: 11
Right-handed pitchers: 12
Catchers: 4
Corner infielders: 4
Shortstops: 5
Outfielders: 5


Baseball America's Top 500 prospects: 16
Average rank: 223

(UPDATED: Saturday, 7:27 p.m.)
Garrett Cortright, LHP, Canisius

Round 40, No. 1,209 overall
Report: Cortright was Canisius' top starter, as he went 11-4 with a 2.41 ERA in 16 starts. He threw five complete games and one shutout. He also threw 115 2/3 innings, allowing 96 hits and striking out 76 batters for the MAAC champions.

Augey Bill, LHP, Arizona
Round 39, No. 1,179 overall
Report: Another reliever, Bill had a team-low 1.98 ERA and 4-1 record for the Wildcats. He made 26 appearances and recorded two saves. Bill struck out 12 batters in 27 1/3 innings, and opponents batted .220 against him. He is a redshirt junior and has another year of eligibility remaining.

Conor Harber, RF, Western Nevada Community College
Round 38, No. 1,149 overall
Report: Harber batted .393 in 56 games for Western Nevada. He hit two home runs, knocked in 37 RBIs, scored 50 runs and stole 14 bases. He had eight three-hit games this season.

Justin Viele, SS, Santa Clara University
Round 37, No. 1,119 overall
Report: Viele started all 53 of Santa Clara's games in 2013, batting .248 with two home runs and 17 RBIs. He had a .364 on-base percentage and was 12-for-15 on stolen base attempts.

Eric Green, LHP, Embry-Riddle University
Round 36, No. 1,089 overall
Report: Green was Embry-Riddle's top reliever in 2013. In 30 appearances, he went 6-0 with a 0.83 ERA and 11 saves. He allowed 26 hits and struck out 59 in 43 1/3 innings. Prior to playing for Embry-Riddle, he played for St. Petersburg Community College and College of Central Florida.

(UPDATED: Saturday, 6:27 p.m.)
D.J. McKnight, CF, Madison County (Fla.) High School

Round 35, No. 1,059 overall
Report: McKnight, who also played quarterback in high school, hit .358 in 29 games this spring. He knocked in 34 RBIs while also posting an on-base percentage of .486.

Parker Bugg, RHP, Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) High School
Round 34, No. 1,029 overall
Report: Bugg is a Louisiana State commitment who boasts a 90 mph fastball and a 6-foot-6 frame. As a junior, he had a 2.28 ERA in more than 58 innings. Bugg also spearheads a San Diego campaign called "Strike Out Sex Offenders."


Jeff Kemp, SS, Radford
Round 33, No. 999 overall
Report: A Bowie native and Archbishop Spalding graduate, Kemp batted .284 with a team-high 10 home runs and 34 RBIs in 2013. He also reached base at a .444 clip as he started 44 of the 45 games he appeared in. For his career, he had two season batting at least .300 (his freshman and redshirt junior years), and he finished his career with 23 home runs.

Max Homick, LHP, University of San Diego
Round 32, No. 969 overall
Report: Homick was San Diego's top reliever in 2013, compiling a 5-2 record and 3.34 ERA while recording six saves. He struck out 57 batters in 70 innings, and opponents batted 2.67 against him. His sophomore season — he still has two years of eligibility remaining — marked drastic improvement from his freshman campaign, when he was 1-0 with a 7.24 ERA.

Dustin Hagy, RHP, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.)
Round 31, No. 939 overall
Report: At 6-foot-6, Hagy boasts a 92 mph fastball and is signed with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. Hagy went 7-5 this spring with a 3.00 ERA. He struck out 88 batters in 65 2/3 innings.

(UPDATED: Saturday, 5:21 p.m.)
Federico Castagnini, SS, Creighton

Round 30, No. 909 overall
Report: Castagnini batted .320 in 44 starts for Creighton this season. He had nine extra-base hits and reached base at a .395 clip. In the field, he had a .945 fielding percentage. In 2012, Castagnini starred at Barton Community College, batting .361 with six home runs and 67 RBIs.

Conor Bierfeldt, OF, Western Connecticut State
Round 29, No. 879 overall
Report: Bierfeldt was a third-team All-America selection in Division III. He hit .396 with nine home runs, 54 RBIs, 16 doubles, four triples and a .506 on-base percentage. Bierfeldt also pitched for Western Connecticut State as a senior.

Robert Tyler, RHP, Crisp County (Ga.) High School
Round 28, No. 849 overall
Report: A Georgia commitment and Baseball America's No. 194 prospect, Tyler has touched 95 mph with his fastball. He was 8-1 with a 1.99 ERA and struck out 64 batters in 56 1/3 innings. At as a first baseman, he batted .372 with a .517 on-base percentage and 39 RBIs.


Donnie Hart, LHP, Texas State
Round 27, No. 819 overall
Report: Hart led Texas State with a 2.13 ERA in 41 relief appearances. He struck out 34 batters and allowed 32 hits in 42 1/3 innings, and batters hit .209 off of him. He has another year of eligibility remaining.

Layne Bruner, LHP, Montesano (Wash.) High School
Round 26, No. 789 overall
Report: Bruner boasts an 87 mph fastball, according to Perfect Game, and he is a Washington State commitment. He was rated the No. 418 prospect in the draft by Baseball America and the No. 8 prospect in Washington.

(UPDATED: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.)
Daniel Ayers, LHP, Columbus (Ind.) North High School

Round 25, No. 759 overall
Report: Ayers is Western Michigan commitment and the No. 177 prospect in the draft, according to Baseball America. His fastball is in the 88-91 mph range, and he also has a curveball and slider in his arsenal. Perfect Game ranked Ayers as the No. 207 recruit in the class of 2013 and was 6-0 with a 1.33 ERA in 2012. He averaged 14.5 strikeouts per seven innings his junior year as well.

Jared Breen, SS, Belmont
Round 24, No. 729 overall
Report: Breen batted .292/.386/.464 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs for Belmont. He was a four-year starter for the Bruins and was the Rawlings Georgia Defensive Player of the Year as a high schooler in 2007.

Stefan Crichton, RHP, TCU
Round 23, No. 699 overall
Report: Crichton was 4-3 with a 6.59 ERA in 2013. He struck out 31 batters in 41 innings over 17 appearances (six starts). Crichton's ERA has risen each year during his three years with TCU, from 1.98 as a freshman to 3.41 as a sophomore and 6.59 as a junior. He allowed runs in seven of his 11 relief appearances for the Horned Frogs this spring.

Jon Keller, RHP, University of Tampa
Round 22, No. 669 overall
Report: Keller was rated the No. 295 prospect in the draft by Baseball America. He played his first two seasons at Nebraska before transferring to Tampa for this spring. He started 13 games and compiled a 6-3 record and 3.95 ERA. He struck out 47 and walked 33 in 66 innings, and opponents batted .250 against him. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. Tampa won the Division II title in 2013.


Levi Scott, 1B, Howard (Texas) College
Round 21, No. 639 overall
Report: Scott is 6-foot-5, 230 pounds and batted .359 for Howard this spring. He hit four home runs and knocked in 27 RBIs.

(UPDATED: Saturday, 3:00 p.m.)
Nick Cunningham, RHP, Arizona

Round 20, No. 609 overall
Report: The 6-foot-2 righty was 0-2 with a 5.72 ERA in 12 games (two starts) in 2013. He also recorded two saves. Cunningham gave up 32 hits and 23 runs (18 earned) in 28 1/3 innings and struck out 25 batters. Arizona was the 2012 College World Series champion

Dylan Rheault, RHP, Central Michigan
Round 19, No. 579 overall
Report: Rheault was 1-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 15 appearances (four starts) for the Chippewas. He struck out a season-high six batters against Bethune-Cookman on March 5 and pitched a season-high six innings against Marshall on March 15. He pitched 40 innings in 2013.

Reed Reilly, RHP, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
Round 18, No. 549 overall
Report: Reilly appeared in 32 games in relief for the Mustangs this spring, going 2-4 with 14 saves. He struck out 69 batters in 59 innings and posted a 2.29 ERA. He allowed just one home run during the year Reilly was a top reliever for the Mustangs in 2012 as well, posting a 5-2 record and 2.80 ERA in 25 appearances. He struck out 45 batters in 54 2/3 innings and notched one save.

Caleb Kellogg, RHP, University of Tampa
Round 17, No. 519 overall
Report: Kellogg was 4-1 with a 3.96 ERA and six saves in 23 appearances for Tampa in 2013. He played the first two years of his college career at University of Louisiana-Lafayette and served as the Ragin' Cajuns' closer. In summer 2012, Kellogg closed for the New England Collegiate Baseball League-champion Newport Gulls. He had five saves, a 3-0 record, a 1.06 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 17 innings.

Randolph Gassaway, 1B, Riverwood (Ga.) International Charter School
Round 16, No. 489 overall
Report: Gassaway is 6-foot-4, 210 pounds and a member of Rawlings' all-region team for the Southeast. He's committed to play at Middle Georgia College next year.


(UPDATED: Saturday, 2:10 p.m.)
Tyler Walsh, SS, Mater Dei (Indiana) High School

Round 15, No. 459 overall
Report: Also a basketball standout, the 6-foot-5 Walsh batted .455 with three home runs 13 games into his senior season. He was named all-conference in both basketball and baseball this year. The Evansville, Ind., native is committed to play at Belmont next year. In his junior season, he batted .325 with 34 hits, 30 runs, 22 RBIs, 10 doubles, four triples and 24 stolen bases.

Mike Yastrzemski, RF, Vanderbilt
Round 14, No. 429 overall
Report: The grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, Mike Yastrzemski was a key contributor on a successful Vanderbilt team. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound outfielder batted .322 with three home runs and 43 RBIs in 2013. For his career, he's a .295 hitter with 15 home runs and 144 RBIs. Yastrzemski also is 61-for-76 in stolen base attempts for his career. He started 228 of 251 career games. He was taken by Boston in the 36th round of the 2009 draft but elected to attend school.

Jimmy Yacabonis, RHP, St. Joseph's
Round 13, No. 399 overall
Report: A 6-foot-3, 205-pound reliever, Yacabonis was 1-2 with 10 saves and a 2.02 ERA for St. Joseph's in 2013. He struck out 48 batters in 35 2/3 innings over 26 games. For his career, he has a 2-4 record and 4.75 ERA in 47 games. Yacabonis completed his junior season, so he has the option to return to school.

Jacob Bray, RHP, Feather River (Calif.) College
Round 12, No. 369 overall
Report: Bray played third base while also coming out of the bullpen for the California junior college. He projects as a relief pitcher professionally. In 10 relief appearances, he posted a 3-0 record with three saves and a 1.32 ERA. He struck out 19 batters in 13 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and two runs in that span. At the plate, he batted .368 in 39 games with two home runs and 22 RBIs. He was ranked No. 288 in Baseball America's top 500 prospects.

Steven Brault, LHP, Regis University
Round 11, No. 339 overall
Report: Brault was 8-3 with a 2.63 ERA in his junior season at Denver's Regis University. The El Cajon, Calif., native struck out 103 batters in 78 2/3 innings. He also played first base and outfield, hitting .397 with one home run and 37 RBIs in 46 games. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named him a Third Team All-American as an outfielder this spring. He was Second Team All-Region as a starting pitcher. Brault was ranked No. 419 in Baseball America's top 500 prospects.

(UPDATED: Friday, 7:17 p.m.)
Entering the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Orioles' catching could have been preceived as a weakness in the organization. After the first two days of the draft, though, it might not be anymore. The Orioles selected four catchers with their 11 picks in the first 10 rounds, including Calvert Hall's Alex Murphy, who said he would sign and forego college.


The Orioles drafted three high school catchers — Chance Sisco (Round 2, No. 61 overall), Jonah Heim (Round 4, No. 129 overall) and Murphy (Round 6, No. 189 overall) — and one college backstop — Austin Wynns (Round 10, No. 309 overall). Sisco is a left-handed bat, Heim is a switch-hitter and Murphy and Wynns are both righties.

Overall, the Orioles drafted six high schoolers, one junior college player and their four final selections were college players. Four were pitchers, and three of them were left-handers. The Orioles drafted seven position players — a center fielder, first baseman and third baseman, in addition to the four catchers.

Rounds 11-40 of the draft begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

(UPDATED: Friday, 6:53 p.m.)
Austin Wynns, C, Fresno State
Round 10, No. 309 overall
Report: The fourth catcher selected by the #Orioles, Wynns batted .279 in 53 games (49 starts) with three home runs, 24 RBIs and a .362 on-base percentage as a senior. He was a three-year starter with five career home runs. His most successful season was his sophomore year when he earned All-WAC first-team honors by batting .326 with two home runs.
VIDEO: Wynns talks about a shutout | Wynns discusses Mountain West tournament

(UPDATED: Friday, 6:19 p.m.)
Mitch Horacek, LHP, Dartmouth
Round 9, No. 279 overall
Report: Horacek is another big pitcher, checking in at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. The Highlands Ranch, Colo., native was a 46th round pick in 2010 draft, but he elected to attend Darmouth instead. Horacek enjoyed his most successful season for the Big Green as a junior. Entering this spring, he was 7-5 with a 6.06 ERA for his career, but he went 6-2 in eight games (seven starts) with a 2.20 ERA. He struck out 42 batters in 45 innings.

(UPDATED: Friday, 5:34 p.m.)
Trey Mancini, 1B, Notre Dame
Round 8, No. 249 overall
Report: At 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, Mancini is an imposing power hitter. He led the Fighting Irish with a .389 average and 54 RBIs, while ranking second with seven home runs. He walked 21 times to 23 strikeouts and posted a .431 on-base percentage. The Winter Haven, Fla., native spent most games protecting New York Yankees first-round draft pick Eric Jagielo in the Notre Dame lineup. He just finished his junior season, so he has the option of returning to school for his senior season.
VIDEO: Dodgertown Classic highlights | Mancini wins 2013 Big East home run derby


(UPDATED: Friday, 4:46 p.m.)
Drew Dosch, 3B, Youngstown State
Round 7, No. 219 overall
Report: Dosch tore his ACL trying to beat out a sacrifice bunt on May 17 and had surgery Tuesday. Dosch was batting .338 with three home runs and 30 RBIs at the time of the injury. He walkd 36 times to 25 strikeouts and had a .434 on-base percentage. The Canal Winchester, Ohio, native broke out in 2012, batting .353 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs for Youngstown State before posting a .333 average with eight home runs and 31 RBIs in the Cape Cod League. He has the option of returning to Youngstown State for his senior season.
VIDEO: Cape Cod League highlights | Youngstown State highlights vs. Pittsburgh | 2013 preseason press conference

(UPDATED: Friday, 4:08 p.m.)
Alex Murphy, C, Calvert Hall College High School
Round 6, No. 189 overall
Report: Murphy, who was named the Gatorade Maryland Baseball Player of the Year, helped lead Calvert Hall to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title this spring. At the time of his selection for that award, he was batting .538 with two home runs, 31 RBIs and a .942 slugging percentage. He's the first player to be drafted directly out of Calvert Hall since right-hander Justin Nash was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 42nd round of the 1998 draft.
VIDEO: 2011 grand slam vs. Spalding | Murphy talks about 2012 season

(UPDATED: Friday, 3:25 p.m.)
Travis Seabrooke, LHP, Crestwood (Ontario) Secondary School
Round 5, No. 159 overall
Report: Seabrooke, whose father Glen played for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers in the mid-1980s, checks in at 6-foot-6, 210 pounds and is a Boston College commit. Seabrooke is a member of the Canadian junior national team and stood out during the team's tour through the Dominican Republic. Against a team of pro prospects, Seabrooke struck out seven and allowed two hits in five innings of work. Baseball America's Conor Glassey rated Seabrooke as the No. 4 prospect in Canada and the No. 441 prospect overall.
VIDEO: Seabrooke seals win for Canada

(UPDATED: Friday, 2:37 p.m.)
Jonah Heim, C, Amherst (N.Y.) High School
Round 4, No. 129 overall
Report: The second catcher the Orioles have drafted after Chance Sisco (third round, No. 61), Heim is a switch-hitter from outside of Buffalo. He's signed to play for Michigan State next spring. Checking in at 6-foot-3, 189 pounds, Heim was on the Rawlings All-Region First Team for the Northeast. Heim batted .522 with two home runs and 24 RBIs in 21 games for Amherst. He hit safely in all but three games and struck out just three times during his senior season. Analysts project him to sign with the Orioles, and he said in early May he was hoping to sign if drafted high enough.
VIDEO: Jan. 7 workout | April 15 batting practice

(UPDATED: Friday, 1:53 p.m.)
Stephen Tarpley, LHP, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College
Round 3, No. 98 overall
Report: Tarpley originally landed at Southern California as a top recruit in the class of 2011, honoring his commitment after the Cleveland Indians selected him in the eighth round of the 2011 draft. He was 5-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 78 innings over 14 appearances (13 starts) for the Trojans. Tarpley, a native of Gilbert, Ariz., transferred back to his home state for the 2013 season. The left-hander was successful at Scottsdale Community College, compiling a 3-2 record and 2.35 ERA in 16 appearances (15 starts) and striking out 108 batters in 92 innings. Baseball analysts project him as a reliever whose fastball can touch 96 mph, and Tarpley also boasts a curveball, slider and changeup.
VIDEO: Highlights of March 21 start | draft profile | 12-year-old Tarpley taking batting practice

Welcome to the live blog for the Orioles' selections in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Orioles had their first three selections Thursday night and selected three high school players: right-hander Hunter Harvey at No. 22, outfielder Josh Hart at No. 37 and catcher Chance Sisco at No. 61.


Rounds 3-10 are Friday, and the draft will finish with rounds 11-40 on Saturday.

For a brief refresher on how some of the Orioles' 2012 draft picks are doing, here's a retrospective featuring right-hander Kevin Gausman, shortstop Adrian Marin and left-hander Josh Hader, among others.