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O's lock up 33rd-round pick before deadline

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OAKLAND -- The Orioles signed all but seven of their 38 selections in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, announcing on Friday that they had locked up one final player, 33rd-round right-hander Brandon Koch, in advance of the 5 p.m. ET deadline.

They signed their top 16 picks and 21 of their top 22, as well as 20 pitchers in total. That includes their first five selections, all pitchers.

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OAKLAND -- The Orioles signed all but seven of their 38 selections in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, announcing on Friday that they had locked up one final player, 33rd-round right-hander Brandon Koch, in advance of the 5 p.m. ET deadline.

They signed their top 16 picks and 21 of their top 22, as well as 20 pitchers in total. That includes their first five selections, all pitchers.

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Scouting director Gary Rajsich estimated last month that the Orioles would sign 30 to 32 of their draftees. They signed 31.

The O's did not have a pick in the first two rounds, but they did sign third-rounder Brian Gonzalez, a lefty out of Archbishop McCarthy High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as well as fourth-rounder Patrick Connaughton, a right-hander who played baseball and basketball at Notre Dame.

All seven draftees who did not sign were pitchers.

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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