ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Mac Horvath has signed his commitment with the Baltimore Orioles next being decided on in the second one spherical of the draft previous this occasion.
Horvath’s signing bonus used to be $1.4 million, in keeping with Andy Kostka of the Baltimore Banner. Horvath used to be the Refuse. 53 general select within the Main League draft on July 9. He used to be indexed as Refuse. 82 in his draft elegance through MLB.com.
Horvath earns the perfect signing bonus ever for a participant drafted out of Rochester. Mitch Brown signed for $800,000 when he used to be picked, additionally in the second one spherical, in 2012.
Horvath had some buddies and public individuals with him in Baltimore when he signed his commitment on Monday night time. His stepdad, Ryan Fitzpatrick, stated Horvath used to be “very” excited to signal the commitment.
“But now he’s down to Sarasota and back to work,” Fitzpatrick stated.
Horvath will fasten alternative Orioles draft possible choices in Florida and educate to get again in baseball atmosphere prior to being assigned to a minor-league workforce for the remains of the season.
Horvath, who turns 22 next this occasion, performed 3 years of faculty ball on the College of North Carolina so he’s anticipated to start out his skilled occupation Elegance A ball. Baltimore’s decrease Elegance A workforce is the Delmarva Shorebirds in Maryland.
“I’m super excited because the Orioles have been doing a good job with a lot of young players,” Horvath stated next being drafted. “They have one of the better farm systems so I’m really excited to get to work with those guys.”
Horvath, who’s 6-foot-1, 200 kilos, used to be named a First Group All-American through Highest Sport and 2nd-Group All-ACC this hour spring. He performed for Century prior to completing his prep occupation at IMG Academy in Florida.
He began his occupation at North Carolina as a 3rd baseman however performed a batch of outfield all through his young season.
“They drafted me as an outfielder, so I’m going to assume outfield,” Horvath stated of his skilled place. “I’m comfortable at both spots.”
Horvath progressed in each and every of his 3 seasons at North Carolina and he confirmed his talent to mix pace and tool. He used to be a 20-20 participant as a young when he clash 24 homers and stole 25 bases. In 2023, he additionally batted .305 with a 1.129 OPS, 21 doubles and 66 RBIs.
His 24 house runs have been the second-highest single-season general in North Carolina historical past, time his 47 occupation homers are 3rd.
Horvath is the second-highest select ever out of Rochester. Fritz Polka used to be decided on Refuse. 49 general in 1986. Michael Restovich used to be decided on with select Refuse. 60 in 1997 and Brown used to be picked Refuse. 79 general in 2012.