2012 MLB Draft: Kevin Gausman, Orioles Making 'Significant Progress' On Deal

The Baltimore Orioles and first round pick Kevin Gausman have been making "significant progress" on a contract, which now seems likely according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. It had previously been reported that Gausman was seriously considering a return to LSU for his junior season.

As a draft-eligible sophomore, Gausman was selected by Baltimore with a fourth overall pick in the draft. The first pitcher selected after a trio of position players, the Colorado native would be easily the highest selection in the draft to fail to sign a pro contract.

At the moment, Stanford pitcher Mark Appel (Pirates) and Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Heaney (Marlins) are the only other top-10 picks that haven't agreed to deals yet.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more coverage, head over to Rockies blog Purple Row. To learn more about the latest MLB prospect news and ratings, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels.

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