Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that Illinois starter Cody Sedlock signed with the Baltimore Orioles today. As a result of his first round selection, He’ll receive a nice sum of almost 2.1 million.
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 17, 2016
Here are highlights from FightingIllini.com. By the way, Sedlock is adding another award to his resume this week. He was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Mideast All-Region first team.
Sedlock was among four Illini who were drafted in the MLB Draft last week. I was a little surprised redshirt junior shortstop Adam Walton was not chosen. However, the next day, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a free agent.
Walton was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2015 after his First Team All-Big Ten selection. That year, he hit .289 with 25 multi-hit games and 50 run scored. He also ranked second the Big Ten in assists and double plays. Walton ends his career with a .280 average and 151 games started.
Congrats, Cody and Adam!