Orioles Agree to Terms with First Round Draft Pick Manny Machado

The Orioles tonight announced that they have agreed to terms with SS Manny Machado, their first selection (third pick overall) in this year’s First Year Player Draft.

Machado, 17, is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound shortstop from Brito Private High School in Miami, FL. In his senior season he batted .639 (55-86) with 12 home runs and 56 RBI, adding 43 runs scored, 27 doubles and 17 stolen bases. In the summer of 2009, Machado helped lead USA Baseball’s 18 & Under team to a gold medal in Venezuela in the Pan American Junior Championship.

His selection marked the first time that the Orioles drafted a shortstop in the first round since Rich Dauer (Univ. Southern California) was taken in 1974. Machado was the third high school shortstop selected by the Orioles in the first round, joining Bobby Grich (1967) and Junior Kennedy (1968).

In total, the Orioles agreed to terms with 39 of their 49 selections (round in parentheses): Manny Machado (1), Daniel Klein (3), Trent Mummey (4), Connor Narron (5), Matthew Bywater (7), Wynston Sawyer (8), Parker Bridwell (9), Clayton Schrader (10), Riley Hornback (12), Jeremy Nowak (13), Michael Mosby (14), Joseph Oliveira (15), David Richardson (17), Sebastian Vader (18), Kenneth Wise (19), Matthew Drummond (20), Scott Copeland (21), Tanner Murphy (22), Christopher Clinton (23), Timothy Adleman (24), Vincent Zazueta (25), Austin Goolsby (26), Jaime Esquivel (28), Cameron Roth (29), Michael Rooney (30), Adam Gaylord (31), Steven Mazur (33), Samuel Starr (34), Joseph Donaldson (35), Brad Decater (36), Austin Knight (37), Jeremy Shelby (38), Travis Strong (39), Joseph Velleggia (40), Jacob Petit (42), Blair Dunlap (43), Preston Hale (44), Cody Young (47) and Alex Schmarzo (48).