Orioles sign 15 more Draft picks

Orioles sign 15 more Draft picks

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles announced another wave of Draft signings on Wednesday, adding 15 players to the organization.

Baltimore has signed 21 players from this year's Draft, which should come as no surprise given scouting director Gary Rajsich's confidence that things would move quickly and the O's would get some of their new picks out playing.

Orioles 2016 Draft Tracker

The newest group included the O's fifth-rounder, shortstop Alexis Torres, and left-handed pitchers Zack Muckenhirn and Max Knutson, who were taken in the 11th and 12th rounds, respectively. Torres is a 6-foot, 183-pound shortstop from Colegio Angel David High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was the 151st overall pick.

Baltimore also signed right-handed pitchers Ruben Garcia (14), Nick Jobst (15), Matt De La Rosa (28), Lucas Brown (34) and James Teague (37); left-handers Layne Bruner (18) and Zach Matson (24); outfielders Cole Billingsley (19) and Jake Ring (31); and second basemen Garrett Copeland (30) and Tanner Kirk (35). 

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.