2013 Orioles draft live blog

(UPDATED: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.)
Daniel Ayers, LHP, Columbus (Ind.) North High School

Round 25, No. 759 overall
Report: Ayers is Western Michigan commitment and the No. 177 prospect in the draft, according to Baseball America. His fastball is in the 88-91 mph range, and he also has a curveball and slider in his arsenal. Perfect Game ranked Ayers as the No. 207 recruit in the class of 2013 and was 6-0 with a 1.33 ERA in 2012. He averaged 14.5 strikeouts per seven innings his junior year as well.

Jared Breen, SS, Belmont
Round 24, No. 729 overall
Report: Breen batted .292/.386/.464 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs for Belmont. He was a four-year starter for the Bruins and was the Rawlings Georgia Defensive Player of the Year as a high schooler in 2007.

Stefan Crichton, RHP, TCU
Round 23, No. 699 overall
Report: Crichton was 4-3 with a 6.59 ERA in 2013. He struck out 31 batters in 41 innings over 17 appearances (six starts). Crichton's ERA has risen each year during his three years with TCU, from 1.98 as a freshman to 3.41 as a sophomore and 6.59 as a junior. He allowed runs in seven of his 11 relief appearances for the Horned Frogs this spring.

Jon Keller, RHP, University of Tampa
Round 22, No. 669 overall
Report: Keller was rated the No. 295 prospect in the draft by Baseball America. He played his first two seasons at Nebraska before transferring to Tampa for this spring. He started 13 games and compiled a 6-3 record and 3.95 ERA. He struck out 47 and walked 33 in 66 innings, and opponents batted .250 against him. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. Tampa won the Division II title in 2013.

Levi Scott, 1B, Howard (Texas) College
Round 21, No. 639 overall
Report: Scott is 6-foot-5, 230 pounds and batted .359 for Howard this spring. He hit four home runs and knocked in 27 RBIs.

(UPDATED: Saturday, 3:00 p.m.)
Nick Cunningham, RHP, Arizona

Round 20, No. 609 overall
Report: The 6-foot-2 righty was 0-2 with a 5.72 ERA in 12 games (two starts) in 2013. He also recorded two saves. Cunningham gave up 32 hits and 23 runs (18 earned) in 28 1/3 innings and struck out 25 batters. Arizona was the 2012 College World Series champion

Dylan Rheault, RHP, Central Michigan
Round 19, No. 579 overall
Report: Rheault was 1-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 15 appearances (four starts) for the Chippewas. He struck out a season-high six batters against Bethune-Cookman on March 5 and pitched a season-high six innings against Marshall on March 15. He pitched 40 innings in 2013.

Reed Reilly, RHP, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
Round 18, No. 549 overall
Report: Reilly appeared in 32 games in relief for the Mustangs this spring, going 2-4 with 14 saves. He struck out 69 batters in 59 innings and posted a 2.29 ERA. He allowed just one home run during the year Reilly was a top reliever for the Mustangs in 2012 as well, posting a 5-2 record and 2.80 ERA in 25 appearances. He struck out 45 batters in 54 2/3 innings and notched one save.

Caleb Kellogg, RHP, University of Tampa
Round 17, No. 519 overall
Report: Kellogg was 4-1 with a 3.96 ERA and six saves in 23 appearances for Tampa in 2013. He played the first two years of his college career at University of Louisiana-Lafayette and served as the Ragin' Cajuns' closer. In summer 2012, Kellogg closed for the New England Collegiate Baseball League-champion Newport Gulls. He had five saves, a 3-0 record, a 1.06 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 17 innings.

Randolph Gassaway, 1B, Riverwood (Ga.) International Charter School
Round 16, No. 489 overall
Report: Gassaway is 6-foot-4, 210 pounds and a member of Rawlings' all-region team for the Southeast. He's committed to play at Middle Georgia College next year.

(UPDATED: Saturday, 2:10 p.m.)
Tyler Walsh, SS, Mater Dei (Indiana) High School

Round 15, No. 459 overall
Report: Also a basketball standout, the 6-foot-5 Walsh batted .455 with three home runs 13 games into his senior season. He was named all-conference in both basketball and baseball this year. The Evansville, Ind., native is committed to play at Belmont next year. In his junior season, he batted .325 with 34 hits, 30 runs, 22 RBIs, 10 doubles, four triples and 24 stolen bases.

Mike Yastrzemski, RF, Vanderbilt
Round 14, No. 429 overall
Report: The grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, Mike Yastrzemski was a key contributor on a successful Vanderbilt team. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound outfielder batted .322 with three home runs and 43 RBIs in 2013. For his career, he's a .295 hitter with 15 home runs and 144 RBIs. Yastrzemski also is 61-for-76 in stolen base attempts for his career. He started 228 of 251 career games. He was taken by Boston in the 36th round of the 2009 draft but elected to attend school.

Jimmy Yacabonis, RHP, St. Joseph's
Round 13, No. 399 overall
Report: A 6-foot-3, 205-pound reliever, Yacabonis was 1-2 with 10 saves and a 2.02 ERA for St. Joseph's in 2013. He struck out 48 batters in 35 2/3 innings over 26 games. For his career, he has a 2-4 record and 4.75 ERA in 47 games. Yacabonis completed his junior season, so he has the option to return to school.

Jacob Bray, RHP, Feather River (Calif.) College
Round 12, No. 369 overall
Report: Bray played third base while also coming out of the bullpen for the California junior college. He projects as a relief pitcher professionally. In 10 relief appearances, he posted a 3-0 record with three saves and a 1.32 ERA. He struck out 19 batters in 13 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and two runs in that span. At the plate, he batted .368 in 39 games with two home runs and 22 RBIs. He was ranked No. 288 in Baseball America's top 500 prospects.

Steven Brault, LHP, Regis University
Round 11, No. 339 overall
Report: Brault was 8-3 with a 2.63 ERA in his junior season at Denver's Regis University. The El Cajon, Calif., native struck out 103 batters in 78 2/3 innings. He also played first base and outfield, hitting .397 with one home run and 37 RBIs in 46 games. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named him a Third Team All-American as an outfielder this spring. He was Second Team All-Region as a starting pitcher. Brault was ranked No. 419 in Baseball America's top 500 prospects.

(UPDATED: Friday, 7:17 p.m.)
Entering the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Orioles' catching could have been preceived as a weakness in the organization. After the first two days of the draft, though, it might not be anymore. The Orioles selected four catchers with their 11 picks in the first 10 rounds, including Calvert Hall's Alex Murphy, who said he would sign and forego college.

The Orioles drafted three high school catchers — Chance Sisco (Round 2, No. 61 overall), Jonah Heim (Round 4, No. 129 overall) and Murphy (Round 6, No. 189 overall) — and one college backstop — Austin Wynns (Round 10, No. 309 overall). Sisco is a left-handed bat, Heim is a switch-hitter and Murphy and Wynns are both righties.

Overall, the Orioles drafted six high schoolers, one junior college player and their four final selections were college players. Four were pitchers, and three of them were left-handers. The Orioles drafted seven position players — a center fielder, first baseman and third baseman, in addition to the four catchers.

Rounds 11-40 of the draft begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

(UPDATED: Friday, 6:53 p.m.)
Austin Wynns, C, Fresno State
Round 10, No. 309 overall
Report: The fourth catcher selected by the #Orioles, Wynns batted .279 in 53 games (49 starts) with three home runs, 24 RBIs and a .362 on-base percentage as a senior. He was a three-year starter with five career home runs. His most successful season was his sophomore year when he earned All-WAC first-team honors by batting .326 with two home runs.
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