BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Orioles have agreed to terms with their first round selection of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, RHP Cody Sedlock, from the University of Illinois. Sedlock was selected with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.
As a junior in 2016, he was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, a First Team All-American by Baseball America, and a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection. Sedlock set the University of Illinois single-season strikeout record (116) in 2016, leading the Big Ten in strikeouts.
Sedlock finished his career ranking second in University of Illinois history with a 1.86 ERA in Big Ten games.
He was rated as the No. 26 overall draft prospect by MLB.com and No. 42 overall in Baseball America’s Top 200 Prospects.
He became the first collegiate pitcher to be selected by the Orioles in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft since Kevin Gausman in 2012.