Orioles pick UCLA LHP Max Schuh with their seventh round pick, #211 overall

With their seventh round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Orioles selected left-handed pitcher Max Schuh from UCLA. Over five picks, the Orioles have now chosen five pitchers. They've picked three lefties and two righties. One was a high school pitcher, one was a junior college pitcher, and three were four-year college pitchers.

Schuh is a senior who is listed at 6'4" and 210 lbs. He has been used exclusively in relief for UCLA in the 2014 season, striking out 34 batters in 29 innings while being named as a second-team Pac 12 All-Academic player. He was rated as the #360 prospect according to Baseball America. The Orioles have now made four straight picks rated higher than their first pick (#386, Brian Gonzalez).

Schuh first came to UCLA as a walk-on for the football program, but made his way over to the baseball team. Here is some video of Schuh.

The slot value for this pick is $179,900. That's not going to be the kind of money to entice anyone who's undecided into the professional ranks.

Past Orioles seventh round picks included the great Mike Flanagan in 1973 and Storm Davis in 1979. Current Oriole Caleb Joseph was a seventh rounder in 2008, and one-day Justin Verlander killer Matt Angle was a seventh round pick in 2007.

Last year, the Orioles picked Youngstown State third baseman Drew Dosch, now on the Delmarva Shorebirds, with their seventh round pick.

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