The Orioles have signed 26th-round pick Zach Davies for $575,000. It's the highest bonus Baltimore has paid thus far in the 2011 draft, though the club figures to exceed that amount Monday with the expected signings of first-rounder Dylan Bundy, second-rounder Jason Esposito and sixth-rounder Nick Delmonico.
A righthander from Mesquite HS (Gilbert, Ariz.), Davies has drawn comparisons to Mike Leake. Davies was committed to Arizona State, where Leake starred before going eighth overall to the Reds in the 2009 draft. Like Leake, he's a small but athletic righty with very good feel for pitching. Davies has the makings of four average pitches with his fastball, curveball, slider and changeup.
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