David Hess had just gotten up for a minute. He figured his name wasn't about to be called anyway, so this was an opportune time.

Just as he was about to open the door, he heard a familiar name from the computer at his home in Tullahoma, Tenn.

"I had to run over to the computer to make sure I heard it correctly," Hess said.

He was right. The Orioles had chosen the Tennessee Tech pitcher in the fifth round of the 2014 Draft. He was the third pitcher Baltimore had taken in as many selections, and the second righty.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Hess was initially caught off guard, but it doesn't mean he doesn't expect to contribute. He's not sure yet what his role will be, but he's willing to join the club as either a starter or relief pitcher.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound righty throws four pitches, including a fastball that he says was clocked as fast as 98 mph last year. Typically it sits between 91-93 mph when he starts and 93-94 when he comes out of the bullpen.

He also uses a changeup, curveball and a slider that the self-proclaimed "strikeout pitcher" used for dozens of his 104 strikeouts in 2014. During his sophomore season, he ranked 15th nationally in strikeouts per nine innings

Before this season, Hess was primarily a relief pitcher, but in 2014, he started 16 games and went 9-3 with a 3.24 ERA. He still has one season of eligibility left with the Golden Eagles, but said he'd like to sign as long as the O's would help pay for his final couple of semesters of college.

"I'm leaning towards taking the offer and getting started with my professional career," he said.

O's use their first pick on high school lefty Gonzalez

2014 Draft: MLB.com looks at the Orioles' picks

The Orioles used their first pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, a third-round choice and the 90th selection overall, to bolster their biggest weakness and add Brian Gonzalez, a left-handed pitcher from Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Gonzalez is currently committed to play at the University of Miami as a pitcher and first baseman.

A 6-foot-3, 230-pound Miramar, Fla., native, Gonzalez is not ranked in MLB.com's Top 200 Prospects for this year's Draft, but he has a fastball that sits in the high 80s and has been recorded as fast as 91 mph.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

In 2013, Gonzalez was named a Perfect Game Underclass All-America first-teamer, and he took part in the USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. On Wednesday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel named Gonzalez its Broward County Class 5A-4A-3A-2A baseball Player of the Year.

During Archbishop McCarthy's recent playoff run, Gonzalez threw the first complete game of his college career, and it happened to be a no-hitter. The next time out, Gonzalez threw another no-no.

"A no-hitter on top of a complete game was surreal," Gonzalez told the Sun-Sentinel.

Gonzalez finished his senior year 10-1 with two saves in 17 appearances for the Mavericks. He recorded a 0.50 ERA with 129 strikeouts in 69 1/3 innings. At the plate, Gonzalez posted a .342/.495/.539 slash with 18 RBIs, 14 runs and three homers.

Gonzalez is ranked as the No. 21 player in Florida by MaxPreps, and No. 105 overall.

O's take two-sport star Connaughton in Round 4

Draft Report: Pat Connaughton, College Pitcher

The night before the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Pat Connaughton wasn't sure when he should expect to come off the board. He was on a full basketball scholarship at Notre Dame and had already announced his intention to play that sport for one more season.

As he sat around wondering how that would affect his stock, Fighting Irish head basketball coach Mike Brey sent him a text.

"Orioles," was all it said. Brey grew up in Bethesda, Md., when Baltimore was the only Major League team in the area, so he became a big fan.

"He's such a big Orioles fan that if I had gotten selected by any other team I'd be coming off the bench next year," Connaughton said, "but now that I'm with the Orioles I can start."

The O's selected the starting pitcher, who is also a forward on the basketball team, in the fourth round of the 2014 Draft -- their second pick on Friday -- with confidence that a full focus on baseball can turn him into a promising pitcher that was ranked as the 112th best player in the Draft by MLB.com

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Connaughton posted just a 3.92 ERA in 10 starts with 36 strikeouts this season, but he said some of his inconsistencies came because baseball wasn't always his primary focus.

"People need to take into account that I do this three months out of the year," Connaughton said.

Last week, Connaughton went transparent with his plan for the next year.

Connaughton wants to finish his career on the hardwood for the Irish, so he held a press conference last week to announce that he would play basketball next season, but forgo his final season of baseball eligibility and sign with the team that drafts him.

"After he's finished with his college basketball career," Baltimore's director of scouting Gary Rajsich said, "he'll be a baseball player full time."

This summer, he'll report to the Orioles' Spring Training facility and get one of his first extended chances to try playing baseball exclusively.

A summer ago, though, he played in the Cape Cod Baseball League for three weeks before heading back to South Bend, Ind., to prepare for basketball season. His play there was a preview of what he can do as a professional.

"That was the first time I really put just three weeks of baseball in and the results showed," Connaughton said. "I had great success down there and that's something I'm going to be able to focus on for a much longer period of time here."

Baltimore adds lefty Scott in sixth round

Versatile southpaw Tanner Scott is committed to Texas Tech.

The Orioles used their fourth selection of the 2014 Draft to select their fourth pitcher.

Baltimore selected Tanner Scott, a left-hander from Howard College in Texas, in the sixth round.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Scott, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound Warren, Ohio, native, made five starts among 13 appearances for the Hawks and finished with a 7-4 record. Scott totaled 61 innings during the 2014 season, striking out 76 batters and posting a 2.66 ERA. He also recorded one save.

Scott just finished his second season at Howard and had committed to continue his collegiate career at Texas Tech.

Orioles take UCLA lefty reliever in seventh round

As the Orioles continue to try to stockpile talent in the later rounds after sitting out the first two, Baltimore selected Max Schuh, a pitcher from UCLA, in the seventh round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Schuh is the fifth pitcher that the O's have taken, the third lefty and the second player with two-sport experience at the collegiate level. Schuh was also a quarterback for the football team in 2010-11.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Schuh has the physical makeup of a power pitcher, but he uses three pitches effectively.

The relief pitcher logged 29 innings as a redshirt junior in 2014, and allowed just 22 hits and five earned runs for a 1.55 ERA. Schuh also struck out 34 batters and walked 10.

As a sophomore, Schuh made 12 appearances, but totaled just 2 1/3 innings, although he did not allow a run.

Schuh did not appear in any games as a member of the Bruins football team.

O's select Clemson infielder as first position player

Versatile Steve Wilkerson projects as a second baseman.

After snagging five straight pitchers to start their Draft, the Orioles finally changed things up in the eighth round and grabbed Clemson second baseman Steve Wilkerson.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound switch hitter has played multiple positions in the infield as a senior for the Tigers, but he projects as a second baseman at the professional level.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Wilkerson finished second on the team with a .317 batting average and led the club with a .502 slugging percentage and six home runs. He also stole eight bases in nine tries.

Wilkerson started 56 games for the 36-25 Tigers before the team was swept out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Mississippi's Anderson to O's in ninth round

After going with nothing but pitchers for their first five selections, the Orioles went with infielders for each of its next two picks and chose Mississippi third baseman Austin Anderson in the ninth round of the First-Year Player Draft.

Anderson, who bats lefty and throws righty, was the Rebels' everyday shortstop as a junior in 2013, but slid over to third as his primary position during his senior season.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Anderson is batting .332 this year with four home runs and a .463 slugging percentage. Ole Miss will play Louisiana-Lafayette this weekend in a College World Series Super Regional.

In the 2013 postseason, Anderson went 6-for-13 in three games at the Raleigh Regional, highlighted by a 4-for-5 performance against Binghamton.

Anderson made headlines this year when he hit a walk-off home run against Auburn while the Tigers were trying to intentionally walk him.

O's take stolen base threat Gonzalez in 10th round

At the Division II level, it can be tough to draw attention. Batting .425 with 51 stolen bases can turn some heads, though.

Those were the numbers that outfielder Jay Gonzalez put up last season at University of Mount Olive before he became the Orioles' 10th round selection on Friday at the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. He was the first outfielder selected by Baltimore and the seventh college player out of eight draft choices this year.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

An Orlando native, Gonzalez began his college career at Auburn, where he batted .171 as a freshman before being suspended indefinitely in 2012.

Gonzalez was selected on the final day of the 2013 Draft, but chose to play at Mount Olive in 2014, where he put up his otherworldly stats.

Gonzalez was also drafted by the Red Sox in the 27th round of the 2010 Draft, making this the third time he has been picked and the highest he has been picked.