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Orioles announce signings of top draft picks Harvey, Hart

Posted on 25 June 2013 by WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE

The Orioles have announced that they have agreed to terms with their 2013 first round draft picks, right-handed pitcher Hutner Harvey of Bandys (NC) High School and outfielder Josh Hart of Parkview (GA) High School.

Harvey was the 22nd overall pick and Hart was selected with the 37th pick.

Harvey, 18, was 8-0 with 116 strikeouts in 11 games (eight starts) 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 (2011, also a high school selection) and Kevin Gausman (2012, LSU).

Hart, 18, an outfielder from Parkview (GA) High School, was taken in the competitive balance portion of the first round with the 37th overall selection.

Hart batted .449/.560/.757 (48-107) 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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Orioles reportedly come to agreement with first-round pick Harvey

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Orioles reportedly come to agreement with first-round pick Harvey

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Luke Jones

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There will be no last-minute drama signing this year’s first-round pick as the Orioles have reportedly come to terms on an agreement with high school pitcher Hunter Harvey.

The 22nd overall pick and son of former major league closer Bryan Harvey, the 18-year-old agreed to the slot value of roughly $1.947 million, according to The Sun. Harvey made it known shortly after being drafted that he had no intention of doing anything but signing with the Orioles and beginning his professional career after starring at Bandys High School in North Carolina.

He will reportedly take his physical early next week before the deal becomes official.

His fastball has been clocked in the mid-90s this season, and Harvey is projected by most as a starting pitcher if he can harness command issues common for a talented arm out of high school. His curveball is regarded as a plus-pitch for a high-school talent as well, but Harvey will need to develop a third pitch, according to many talent evaluators.

“Harvey is a future front-line starter,” directot of scouting Gary Rajsich said when the talented pitcher was drafted two weeks ago. “He is a tall, lean projectable right-handed pitcher with a good fastball, good curve, and a change. He throws strikes, competes, and comes from a baseball family.”

His father collected 177 major league saves and posted a 2.49 earned run average in his nine-year career split between the California Angels and the Florida Marlins.

With Harvey’s selection, the Orioles drafted a pitcher with their first-round pick in five of the last six years. High school shortstop and current Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was the lone exception in 2010 when he was selected third overall.

The only Orioles selection of the first 10 rounds not to come to terms so far is seventh-round third baseman Drew Dosch of Youngstown State.

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Orioles select son of former MLB closer with 22nd pick of draft

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Orioles select son of former MLB closer with 22nd pick of draft

Posted on 06 June 2013 by Luke Jones

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Finding themselves in unusual territory drafting so low in the first round with the 22nd overall pick of the 2013 amateur draft, the Orioles selected high school pitcher Hunter Harvey, the son of former major league closer Bryan Harvey.

A product of Bandys High in North Carolina, the right-handed pitcher has a lively fastball that was clocked in the mid-90s this season and is projected by many as a starting pitcher one day if he can harness command issues common for a talented arm out of high school. His curveball is regarded as a plus-pitch for a high school pitcher as well, but Harvey will need to develop a third pitch, according to many talent evaluators.

“Harvey is a future front-line starter,” directot of scouting Gary Rajsich said. “He is a tall, lean projectable right-handed pitcher with a good fastball, good curve, and a change. He throws strikes, competes, and comes from a baseball family.”

His father collected 177 major league saves and posted a 2.49 earned run average in his nine-year career split between the California Angels and the Florida Marlins.

With Harvey’s selection, the Orioles have now drafted a pitcher with their first-round pick in five of the last six years with high school shortstop Manny Machado being the lone exception in 2010.

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