SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants were already thrilled with their 2017 draft class. It has now reportedly gotten a bit deeper.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the Giants are in agreement with right-hander Jack Conlon, a fourth-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles who became a free agent after the Orioles failed him on a physical. Per draft rules, a team must offer a player 40 percent of his slot value if he fails a physical in order to get a compensation pick. The Orioles did not, so Conlon became a free agent. Per Baseball America, the Orioles -- who have a long and checkered history with physicals -- did not offer Conlon a contract.
Conlon is a high school pitcher out of Sugarland, Texas. Baseball America's scouting report notes he has a fastball that touches 95 mph and "a sharp slider that competes in the strike zone." Conlon was a Texas A&M commit.
Per Rosenthal, the new deal is also pending a physical, but the Giants generally have never had a problem in that department.
The organization's top two picks, Heliot Ramos and Jacob Gonzalez, have torn up the Arizona Rookie League since turning pro.