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MLB Draft: Orioles Draft Picks (Rounds 3-6)


Today, the first four of the Orioles draft picks are in. Here’s a little information about the four newest Orioles.

Brian Gonzalez (Orioles 1st Pick- Third Round)

  • Left-handed pitcher
  • Born on October 25th, 1995
  • Listed at 6’3” and 230 lbs
  • No.386 prospect as voted by Baseball America
  • Senior year at Archbishop McCarty High School: 0.50 ERA in 69.1 innings pitched
  • Senior year at Archbishop McCarty High School: 129 strikeouts
  • Threw two-straight no-hitters this past season
  • Off speed pitches have great movement

Pat Connaughton (Orioles 2nd Pick- Fourth Round)

  • Right-handed pitcher
  • Born on January 1st, 1993
  • Listed at 6’5” and 210 lbs
  • No. 129 prospect as voted by Baseball America
  • 2014 Notre Dame statistics: 3.92 ERA; 3-5 record; 36 strikeouts in 62.0 innings pitched
  • 2014 Notre Dame statistics: two complete games
  • His fastball reaches 95 mph
  • Uses a “bulldog” mentality to get through tough innings

David Hess (Orioles 3rd Pick- Fifth Round)

  • Right-handed pitcher
  • Born on July 10th, 1993
  • Listed at 6’2” and 210 lbs
  • No. 267 prospect as voted by Baseball America
  • 2014 Tennessee Tech statistics: 3.24 ERA; 9-3 record; 104 strikeouts in 97.1 innings pitched
  • 2014 Tennessee Tech statistics: averaging 9.62 strikeouts per game
  • One complete game in 2014

Tanner Scott (Orioles 4th Pick- Sixth Round)

  • Left-handed pitcher
  • Born on July 22nd, 1994
  • Listed at 6’2” and 220 lbs
  • No. 184 prospect as voted by Baseball America
  • 2014 Howard College statistics: 2.66 ERA; 7-4 record; 76 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched
  • 2014 Howard College statistics: averaging 11.21 strikeouts per game
  • Four complete games; one shutout

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