Orioles sign top two draft picks

BALTIMORE - The Orioles have come to terms with the team's top two picks  of the 2013 MLB amateur draft.

announced that they have agreed to terms with their 2013 first round draft picks, RHP HUNTER HARVEY of Bandys (NC) High School and OF JOSH HART of Parkview (GA) High School.

Pitcher Hunter Harvey was the 22nd overall pick out of Bandys (N.C.) High School and and outfielder Josh Hart was selected with the 37th pick out of Parkview (Ga.) High School.

Harvey, 18, was 8-0 with 116 strikeouts in 11 games as a senior after going 7-0 as a junior in 2012.  The 6-foot-3, 175 pound right-hander is the son of former major league pitcher Bryan Harvey, a nine-year major league veteran who collected 177 saves for the Angels and Marlins from 1987-95 and made two MLB All-Star teams (1991 and 93). 

Harvey is the third consecutive right-handed pitcher taken by the Orioles in the first round, following Dylan Bundy in 2011 and Kevin Gausman in 2012.

Hart, 18, was taken in the competitive balance portion of the first round with the 37th overall selection.  Hart batted .449 with 18 extra-base hits, 29 RBI, 39 runs scored and 34 steals in 36 attempts in 36 games this year.  The 6-foot, 180 pound left-handed outfielder led Parkview to state championships in 2011 and 2012.


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