Orioles Agree to Terms with First Round Draft Choice RHP Cody Sedlock

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with their first round selection of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, RHP Cody Sedlock, from the University of Illinois. Sedlock was selected with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.

Sedlock, 20, went 10-6 with a 2.96 ERA (54 ER/164.1 IP) and 175 strikeouts in 47 games (19 starts) over three seasons with the University of Illinois. In 14 starts this season with the Illini, Sedlock went 5-3 with a 2.49 ERA (28 ER/101.1 IP) and 116 strikeouts. As a junior in 2016, he was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, a First Team All-American by Baseball America, and a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection. Sedlock set the University of Illinois single-season strikeout record (116) in 2016, leading the Big Ten in strikeouts. Sedlock finished his career ranking second in University of Illinois history with a 1.86 ERA in Big Ten games.

He was rated as the No. 26 overall draft prospect by MLB.com and No. 42 overall in Baseball America's Top 200 Prospects. As a student-athlete at Alleman High School in Rock Island, Ill., Sedlock earned three varsity letters in baseball and was a two-time All-Western Big Six selection in 2012-13. He became the first collegiate pitcher to be selected by the Orioles in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft since RHP Kevin Gausman (Louisiana State University) in 2012.