MLB Draft Blog

Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt: Nick Delmonico Expected to Sign Soon

O’s 6th round draft pick Nick Delmonico is expected to sign soon, according to Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt (Twitter). Fitt was then asked to clarify whether Delmonico was signing with Georgia or the Orioles, and Fitt said: “With Orioles. In talks, getting close, sounds like.”

Derek Jones Likely To Return to Washington State

It is high unlikely that the Orioles sign 13th round pick Derek Jones, as he is set to return to Washington State, according to Kendall Rogers of PG.

Johnny Ruettiger Signs for $160,000

Last night the Orioles signed eighth round draft pick Johnny Ruettiger, but terms of the deal were unknown. Thanks to Jim Callis of Baseball America we now know that Ruettiger’s bonus was $160,000. Callis also notes that Ruettiger has “good speed & line drive bat, grittiness.”

O’s Sign 8th Round Pick Johnny Ruettiger, OF, Arizona State

The Orioles have agreed to terms with eighth round pick Johnny Ruettiger, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. The terms of the deal are unknown at this time. Ruettiger, 21, has above-average speed and is a solid defender in CF.

Kevin Hockaday Will Not Sign; Set to Attend Maryland

O’s 2011, 14th round draft pick Kevin Hockaday has decided not to sign and will head to the University of Maryland to play baseball, according to his Twitter.