Yesterday, O’s beat reporter Brittany Ghiroli said it was “highly unlikely” the Orioles would reach an agreement with the LHP from Pepperdine. Earlier today, Bywater said, “[There hasn’t been] much progress at this point. I’d like to be optimistic.”
Bywater is seen as a guy who could move quickly, but won’t become more than a back-end starter. He possesses a plus changeup, a 88-91 mph fastball, an average CB and locates all three pitches well. He was seen as a 3rd-5th round pick by most.
This leaves Dixon Anderson and Manny Machado as the Orioles only remaining unsigned top 10 picks.