After signing free agents Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz in February, the Orioles forfeited their selections in the first two rounds of the first-year player draft that started Thursday.

The club also sent away its pick in the first competitive balance round (No. 37 overall) as part of the deal to acquire right-hander Bud Norris from the Houston Astros last July. The Astros used that pick to select University of Virginia outfielder Derek Fisher on Thursday.

The draft continues today with rounds 3 through 10, beginning at 1 p.m., and it concludes Saturday with rounds 11 through 40. The Orioles will have one selection in each round, starting with No. 90 overall in the third round.

The Orioles drafted high school players with six of their first seven picks in 2013. Here's a look at how the club's top 10 picks last year, as well as six other notable selections, have fared.


Hunter Harvey, RHP, Bandys H.S. (Catawba, N.C.)

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 22

How he's doing: Harvey, who signed shortly after the draft last June, split his first professional season between the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles and short-season Single-A Aberdeen. He was 0-1 with a 1.78 ERA in eight starts overall, striking out 33 batters in 25 1/3 innings. This year, the 19-year-old is 3-4 with a 2.31 ERA in his first 11 starts with Low-A Delmarva. He was picked to start in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Josh Hart, OF, Parkview H.S. (Ga.)

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 37

How he's doing: Like Harvey, Hart also split last season between the GCL Orioles and Aberdeen after signing with the Orioles. He batted .218 with nine RBIs in 36 games overall, but he was just 1-for-10 in three games with the IronBirds. This year, the 19-year-old was batting .266 with 15 RBIs in 41 games for Delmarva before he suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee last month. He is expected to miss at least a month because of the injury.

Chance Sisco, C, Santiago H.S. (Calif.)

Drafted: Round 2, Pick 61

How he's doing: Sisco spent most of his first professional season with the GCL Orioles, batting .371 with one home run and 11 RBIs in 31 games before playing two games with Aberdeen. He was 1-for-5 in the limited action with the IronBirds. Playing for Delmarva this year, the 19-year-old is batting .288 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 40 games.

Stephen Tarpley, LHP, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College

Drafted: Round 3, Pick 98

How he's doing: In seven starts for the GCL Orioles last season, Tarpley was 0-1 with a 2.14 ERA. The 21-year-old had 25 strikeouts and walked three batters in 21 innings.

Jonah Heim, C, Amherst H.S. (N.Y.)

Drafted: Round 4, Pick 129

How he's doing: Heim struggled offensively in his first professional season, batting .185 with four RBIs in 27 games for the GCL Orioles. The 18-year-old had five doubles and scored eight runs.