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D-backs agree to terms with Pavin Smith and Daulton Varsho

Arizona has signed 23 of their 41 selections from the 2017 First-Year Player Draft

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have agreed to terms with infielder Pavin Smith (@PavinSmith), the seventh overall selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, and catcher Daulton Varsho (@DaultonVarsho25), the 68th overall pick. Both players will report to Short-Season A Hillsboro.

Smith, 21, hit .342 (78-for-228) with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 13 home runs, 77 RBI and 38 walks in 59 games as a junior for the University of Virginia. His 77 RBI were a single-season Cavaliers record, second in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and fourth nationally. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder was rated as Baseball America's No. 7 prospect in the 2017 draft, and was a Preseason First-Team All-American by both Baseball America and Perfect Game, a semifinalist for the 2017 Golden Spikes Award and First Team All-ACC at first base.

In 3 seasons for the Cavaliers as a first baseman and outfielder, Smith's 178 RBI were second-most in school history, while his 28 home runs tied for sixth-most. Overall in 187 games, he hit .325 (236-for-726) with 41 doubles, 6 triples, 28 homers, 178 RBI, 100 walks and .402 on-base and .514 slugging percentages.

Varsho, 20, hit .362 (72-for-199) with 11 doubles, 6 triples, 11 home runs, 39 RBI and 46 walks in 54 games for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a junior in 2017. He led the Horizon League in average, slugging percentage (.643), on-base percentage (.490), triples and walks, while ranking fourth in total bases (128), fifth in hits, sixth in home runs and seventh in runs scored (47), en route to being named a Baseball America Third-Team All-American and a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award.

In 3 seasons for the Panthers, Varsho hit .335 (199-for-594) with 37 doubles, 16 triples, 24 homers, 124 RBI and 92 walks in 162 games. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder is the son of Gary, an 8-year Major Leaguer from 1988-95 with the Cubs, Pirates, Reds and Phillies.

In total, Arizona has agreed to terms with 22 of their 40 selections from the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. The players who have agreed to terms with the club are noted in bold below.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 2017 DRAFT PICKS

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have agreed to terms with infielder Pavin Smith (@PavinSmith), the seventh overall selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, and catcher Daulton Varsho (@DaultonVarsho25), the 68th overall pick. Both players will report to Short-Season A Hillsboro.

Smith, 21, hit .342 (78-for-228) with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 13 home runs, 77 RBI and 38 walks in 59 games as a junior for the University of Virginia. His 77 RBI were a single-season Cavaliers record, second in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and fourth nationally. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder was rated as Baseball America's No. 7 prospect in the 2017 draft, and was a Preseason First-Team All-American by both Baseball America and Perfect Game, a semifinalist for the 2017 Golden Spikes Award and First Team All-ACC at first base.

In 3 seasons for the Cavaliers as a first baseman and outfielder, Smith's 178 RBI were second-most in school history, while his 28 home runs tied for sixth-most. Overall in 187 games, he hit .325 (236-for-726) with 41 doubles, 6 triples, 28 homers, 178 RBI, 100 walks and .402 on-base and .514 slugging percentages.

Varsho, 20, hit .362 (72-for-199) with 11 doubles, 6 triples, 11 home runs, 39 RBI and 46 walks in 54 games for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a junior in 2017. He led the Horizon League in average, slugging percentage (.643), on-base percentage (.490), triples and walks, while ranking fourth in total bases (128), fifth in hits, sixth in home runs and seventh in runs scored (47), en route to being named a Baseball America Third-Team All-American and a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award.

In 3 seasons for the Panthers, Varsho hit .335 (199-for-594) with 37 doubles, 16 triples, 24 homers, 124 RBI and 92 walks in 162 games. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder is the son of Gary, an 8-year Major Leaguer from 1988-95 with the Cubs, Pirates, Reds and Phillies.

In total, Arizona has agreed to terms with 22 of their 40 selections from the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. The players who have agreed to terms with the club are noted in bold below.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 2017 DRAFT PICKS

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

B-T

Age

School

Signed

Assigned

1

7

Pavin Smith

1B

L/L

21

University of Virginia

June 21

Hillsboro

2

44

Drew Ellis

3B

R/R

21

University of Louisville

 

 

CB B

68

Daulton Varsho

C

L/R

20

U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

June 18

Hillsboro

3

82

Matt Tabor

RHP

R/R

18

Milton Academy

 

 

4

112

Harrison Francis

RHP

R/R

18

Lawton Chiles HS

 

 

5

142

Buddy Kennedy

3B

R/R

18

Millville HS

 

 

6

172

Brian Shaffer

RHP

R/R

20

University of Maryland

June 21

Hillsboro

7

202

Jose Caballero

SS

S/R

20

Chipola College

 

 

8

232

Tim Susnara

C

L/R

21

Oregon University

June 18

Hillsboro

9

262

Camden Duzenack

SS

R/R

22

Dallas Baptist

June 16

Hillsboro

10

292

Ryan Grotjohn

SS

L/R

22

Cal St Bakersfield

June 16

Missoula

11

322

Tra'Mayne Holmes

OF

S/R

21

Faulkner University

 

 

12

352

Matt Brill

RHP

R/R

22

Appalachian State University

 

 

13

382

Riley Cabral

RHP

R/R

20

Chipola College

 

 

14

412

Keshawn Lynch

2B

R/R

20

St College of Fla. Manatee-Sarasota

June 18

Missoula

15

442

Clayton Keyes

OF

R/R

18

Bishop Carroll HS

 

 

16

472

Jeff Bain

RHP

R/R

21

Cal Poly Pomona

June 18

Missoula

17

502

Trent Autry

RHP

R/R

19

Florence-Darlington Tech

June 18

AZL

18

532

Kevin Watson

OF

L/L

18

Beaverton HS

 

 

19

562

Ernie De La Trinidad

OF

L/L

21

University of Nevada Las Vegas

June 16

Missoula

20

592

Dominic Mirogilio

C

R/R

22

University of San Francisco

June 18

Missoula

21

622

Jack Maynard

RHP

R/R

20

UNC Greensboro

 

 

22

652

Cole Stapler

RHP

R/R

22

Nicholls State University

June 16

Missoula

23

682

Matthew Peacock

RHP

R/R

23

University of South Alabama

June 18

Missoula

24

712

Jancarlos Cintron

2B

R/R

22

Nova Southeastern University

June 16

AZL

25

742

Cole Bartlett

RHP

R/R

22

University of Missouri Columbia

June 18

Missoula

26

772

Abraham Almonte

LHP

L/L

23

Philadelphia University

June 16

Missoula

27

802

Andrew Eyster

OF

R/R

18

Forest HS

 

 

28

832

James Johnson

RHP

R/R

23

Lamar University

June 16

Missoula

29

862

Tarik Skubal

LHP

L/L

20

Seattle University

 

 

30

892

Ryan Dobson

OF

R/R

22

Fresno St University

June 18

AZL

31

922

Cole Percival

RHP

R/R

18

Riverside Poly HS

 

 

32

952

William Gorman

OF

L/R

22

Rochester Inst of Tech

June 18

AZL

33

982

Renae Martinez

C

R/R

23

University of Oklahoma

June 16

AZL

34

1012

Dan Swain

OF

R/R

22

Siena College

June 16

AZL

35

1042

Zachary Almond

C

R/R

21

Catawba College

June 18

AZL

36

1072

Boyd Vander Kooi

RHP

R/R

18

Skyline HS

 

 

37

1102

David Vasquez

SS

R/R

17

Stoneman Douglas HS

 

 

38

1132

Emerson Hancock

RHP

R/R

18

Cairo HS

 

 

39

1162

Nathan Reynolds

SS

R/R

21

University Louisiana Monroe

 

 

40

1192

Terence Connelly

3B

L/R

23

UNC Wilmington

June 18

AZL

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