Orioles agree to terms with second-round pick Chance Sisco

The Orioles have agreed to terms with their second-round pick, catcher Chance Sisco, pending a physical, which is set for Monday, according to an industry source.

The 18-year-old left-handed hitter was selected in the second round (61st overall) out of Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. he was committed to go Oregon.

Terms are undisclosed, and the Orioles do not announce signings until after the medicals are cleared. Suggested slot for the 61st pick is $913,300.

As a senior, Sisco hit .467 and slugged .747 while not committing an error behind the plate and throwing out 15 would-be base stealers. That performance was enough for Baseball America to project him as a fifth- or sixth-round pick in the draft.

After Cisco was selected on the first day, this is what Orioles scouting director Gary Rajsich had to say: “He just started catching this year. But he is a hitter that also catches. We like his bat a lot. We think he is going to have power. And he just started catching and is a natural back there. He is very flexible. Something to work with. He has got a chance to learn and be a real good catcher. He has a chance to be a front-line catcher.”

The Orioles have announced the signing of 10 other players – the highest pick being Calvert Hall’s Alex Murphy, who was selected in the sixth round.

They also have agreed to terms, according to sources, with two other Top 5 rounders: Stephen Tarpley (third) and Travis Seabrooke (fifth). According to the Toronto Star, Seabrooke signed for slot $291,800 pending a physical.


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