What an emotional whirlwind for Adrian Marin in the latest months. He began his journey committing to the University of Miami in November and just a few weeks ago he fell short of completing a state championship dream with his Gulliver Raiders, falling to Monsignor Edward Pace in the Regional Finals. However, he has been a key factor in Gulliver being nationally ranked within the top 10 in the nation for the last two seasons.
Then came graduation, but before Marin could embrace his latest feat it was the Baltimore Orioles who made the latest splash into Adrian’s life. In the 2012 MLB Draft, the Orioles took the Raider’s Shortstop in the third round with the 99th pick overall. Enthusiastically, Marin began posting pictures of himself in Orioles gear on his social networks.
The latest picture posted by Marin on twitter ended all speculations, “that he would opt to test his previous commitment to the University of Miami”. A picture of himself in an Orioles hat and jersey with pen in hand on Thursday night, solidifying himself as a member of the Orioles organization. He then broke the news to the local media that he’s officially signed.
The allotted slot for that pick under the new collective bargaining agreement is $481,100.
The Orioles will likely announce the deal after they conduct a physical today.