Orioles agree to deal with first-round SS Mountcastle

June 16, 2015 | WNST Staff

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The Orioles announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with their second selection in the first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, SS RYAN MOUNTCASTLE of Hagerty (FL) High School. Mountcastle was selected with the 36th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 Draft.

Mountcastle, 18, is a 6-foot-3, 180 pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. He was a 2015 Perfect Game First Team All-American and a Florida All-Region First Team. He was also named a 2014 Perfect Game Underclass First Team. Mountcastle is the highest selected infielder by the Orioles since MANNY MACHADO was taken with the third overall pick of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.