LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Wednesday announced the official signing of right-handed pitcher Christian Baranik out of Louisiana-Lafayette, the team's 33rd-round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft.
The Dodgers also confirmed the signing of seventh-round selection Trevor Oaks out of Cal Baptist, a signing that was reported last week.
Baranik was 11-2 with a 3.17 ERA in 17 starts as a junior in 2014, with 74 strikeouts and 27 walks in 106 innings, and was named the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year. He was the No. 2 starter on the No. 1 team in the country, one that was upset by Ole Miss in the Super Regionals.
Baranik tweeted this five days ago.
Excited to become a Dodger, but I will forever love Lafayette and the people here. Y'all mean the world to me. #cajun4life— Carson Baranik (@CBaranik) June 13, 2014
The Dodgers, who signed first-round pick Grant Holmes on Tuesday for a reported $2.5 million bonus, have signed 25 of their 40 draft picks, including 18 of their top 22 selections. The only top-10 pick their haven't yet signed is catcher Hunter Redman, their eighth-round pick out of Texas Tech. Redman's season just ended on Tuesday.
One draft pick who won't sign with the Dodgers is 19th-round pick Gary Cornish, a 19th-round pick out of Palomar College in San Diego. The right-handed pitcher tweeted that he would play one more year of college baseball for the University of San Diego.
One if the most rewarding feelings of getting drafted will have to come again. I couldn't be more… http://t.co/dgQdxnCgBd— Gary Cornish (@gtcornish) June 17, 2014
The deadline to sign draft picks is July 18.