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

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.
June 21, 2017

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,

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