Orioles Draft RHP Hunter Harvey with Their 1st Pick of 2013 MLB Draft

Drew ReynoldsContributor IIIJune 6, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 25:  General manager Dan Duquette of the Baltimore Orioles stands on the field for a ceremony before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 25, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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With the 22nd overall pick of the 2013 MLB draft, the Baltimore Orioles selected right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey out of Bandys HS (N.C.).

Son of former Angels closer Bryan Harvey, the 18-year-old Hunter Harvey dominated high school competition and did not make a college commitment. A tweet from the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina provides the statistics.

The 6'3", 175-pound Harvey has a solid fastball along with very good curveball and is comparable to Oakland A's starter Jarrod Parker.

The Orioles have been drafting well over the last few years, as their last three first-round picks have been Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado; albeit, all three of those picks were top-five selections. The Orioles had the No. 22 overall pick as their first pick this year, the latest they've had their first selection since 1998, when they drafted career minor-league Rick Elder with the 26th overall pick.

Unless a trade occurs, the O's have two more picks on Thursday, the first day of the three-day draft. The first of which will be the 37th overall pick of the first round, while the last will be in the second round and is the 61st overall pick.


With the 37th overall pick, the Orioles selected OF Josh Hart out of Parkview HS (Ga.).

With the 61st overall pick, the Orioles selected C Chance Sisco out of Santiago HS (Calif.)