Orioles 2022 Draft signings tracker

August 2nd, 2022

Below is a list of every player drafted by the Orioles.

Each club has until 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 1, to come to terms with its Draft selections. If a player has exhausted his collegiate eligibility, he can sign at any time up until one week prior to the next year’s Draft.

Draft-and-follow picks -- high school and junior college players selected after the 10th round who attend a two-year college after the Draft -- can sign with their selecting teams for up to $250,000 up until a week prior to the following year’s Draft.

Total bonus pool: $16,933,000

MLB rank: 1


Aug. 2: Orioles formalize 2022 Draft class, miss out on third-rounder
An intriguing pick given his gaudy strikeout numbers but even more so for his potential as a two-way player, Nolan McLean did not come to terms with the Orioles, a surprise given how high Baltimore took him. MLB.com's Jim Callis reported that there was some disagreement between the two camps on McLean's post-Draft physical, though the club did not comment on the reasoning of a deal not working out. The Orioles will now receive a supplementary selection after the third round in 2023.

If there's a silver lining to the failure to sign McLean, it's that the Orioles were able to use the money for 17th-rounder Carter Young, a potential top pick entering the 2022 season but one that fell down the Draft boards with a poor junior year showing. Young, signed for $1.325 million, per Callis, had a transfer in hand to LSU, but elected to turn pro when the Orioles were able to engage him with a larger monetary offer. He's seen as a high-ceiling prospect who needs to hone in his swing to find success in the pros.

In finalizing their Draft class on Monday, the Orioles also did not come to terms with right-handers James Hicks Jr. (15th round), Andrew Walters (18th round) and Alden Mathes (19th round).

1 (1): Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater HS (OK) -- $8,190,000 (Pick value: $8,846,900)
Holliday, the third No. 1 overall pick in Orioles history, quickly agreed to terms on a record $8.19 million signing bonus for a high schooler. The 18-year-old will begin his career at the Florida Complex League and said his goal is to be in the Majors "in two years or less."

CBA (33): Dylan Beavers, OF, California -- $2.2 million (Pick value: $2,315,100)
Asked what he knew about the Orioles before being drafted, Beavers said that he knew "who Cal Ripken Jr. is." The Orioles' top college draftee got to know the organization a little better on July 23, signed just under slot value at $2.2 million, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis, and taking part in pregame batting practice at Camden Yards.

2 (42): Max Wagner, 3B, Clemson -- $1.9 million (Pick value: $1,861,900)
Wagner, who initially didn't start this past year for Clemson, now finds himself with a slightly overslot deal. The third baseman took advantage of the opportunity when given the chance to start, blasting 27 homers and garnering ACC Player of the Year honors.

CBB (67): Jud Fabian, OF, Florida -- $1,026,800 (Pick value: $1,026,800)
The Orioles hoped to draft Fabian in 2021, only to see him taken one pick before they could snatch him. Fabian did not sign with the Red Sox last year, his sights long set on the Orioles. And Baltimore was able to welcome him to the organization on July 23 with a signing bonus at slot value, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.

3 (81): Nolan McLean, RHP, Oklahoma State -- Did not agree to terms (Pick value: $794,000)
The biggest surprise shortcoming of the Orioles' Draft class is that they were not able to sign McLean, a possible two-way player that would have been developed primarily as a pitcher. MLB.com's Jim Callis reported that there were some disagreements between the Orioles and McLean's camp in regards to his post-Draft physical that ultimately saw the deal fall through. The Orioles were then able to use the money to sign high-ceiling 17th-rounder Carter Young, and they will receive a supplementary selection after the third round in 2023.

4 (107): Silas Ardoin, C, Texas -- $571,400 (Pick value: $571,400)
Seen as the best defensive catcher in the class, Ardoin, son of former Oriole Danny Ardoin, was signed to exactly slot value for the 107th overall pick. The club believes he's not just a defender, though, and that the power he showed his junior season -- 12 homers, .513 slugging percentage, .904 OPS -- will carry into professional ball.

5 (137): Trace Bright, RHP, Auburn -- $400,000 (Pick value: $426,800)
One of several arms the Orioles selected who had somewhat elevated ERAs, Bright featured gaudy strikeout numbers -- 94 in 80 2/3 innings -- thanks to his great raw arsenal and a fastball that touches 97 mph. Bright agreed to terms for $400,000, according MLB.com's Jim Callis, which is just under slot value for the 137th overall selection.

6 (167): Douglas Hodo III, OF, Texas -- $305,000 (Pick value: $319,800)
Agreed to terms on July 26

7 (197): Preston Johnson, RHP, Mississippi State -- $325,000 (Pick value: $249,200)
Agreed to terms on July 26

8 (227): Cameron Weston, RHP, Michigan -- $197,400 (Pick value: $197,400)
Agreed to terms on July 26

9 (257): Adam Crampton, SS, Stanford -- $125,000 (Pick value: $167,900)
Agreed to terms on July 26

10 (287): Wyatt Cheney, RHP, McLennan CC -- $150,000 (Pick value: $155,800)
Agreed to terms on July 26

11 (317): Zack Showalter, RHP, Wesley Chapel HS (Fla.) -- $440,000
Agreed to terms on July 30

12 (347): Bradley Brehmer, RHP, Indiana
Agreed to terms on July 26

13 (377): Jared Beck, LHP, Saint Leo University
Agreed to terms on July 26

14 (407): Adam Retzbach, C, Lehigh
Agreed to terms on July 26

15 (437): James Hicks Jr., RHP, University of South Carolina
Did not agree to terms

16 (467): Graham Firoved, RHP, Virginia Tech
Agreed to terms on July 26

17 (497): Carter Young, SS, Vanderbilt -- $1,325,000
The alternate route to Nolan McLean's signing falling through, Young was seen as a potential top pick entering the 2022 season but fell down Draft boards with a tough junior showing, hitting just .207 and striking out nearly 30 percent of the time. Young had a transfer to LSU in hand, but was enticed enough by the Orioles $1.325 signing bonus to instead turn pro.

18 (527): Andrew Walters, RHP, Miami
Did not agree to terms, as Walters announced on Twitter his intention to return to Miami for his junior season.

19 (557): Alden Mathes, OF, University of Richmond
Did not agree to terms

20 (587): Reese Sharp, RHP, Indiana -- $125,000
Agreed to terms on July 26

How bonus pools and pick values work

Each choice in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club's selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value gets subtracted from his team's pool. Clubs near the top of the Draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections.

Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0-5 percent pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.

Bonus pools by club:
Orioles: $16,933,000
D-backs: $15,120,200
Mets: $13,963,000
Pirates: $13,741,300
Rockies: $13,667,800
Nationals: $11,013,900
Reds: $10,799,700
Marlins: $10,491,700
Braves: $10,229,600
Cubs: $10,098,100
Padres: $10,094,200
Twins: $10,041,500
Guardians: $9,986,200
Rangers: $9,646,000
Royals: $9,471,200
Blue Jays: $8,372,100
Athletics: $8,320,200
Red Sox: $8,082,600
Tigers: $8,029,300
Rays: $7,799,200
Mariners: $7,258,200
Brewers: $7,074,700
Angels: $7,028,100
Cardinals: $6,845,900
Astros: $6,840,600
Yankees: $6,428,600
Phillies: $6,310,400
White Sox: $6,292,500
Giants: $5,796,400
Dodgers: $4,223,800