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Quick Review - Baltimore Orioles

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Now on to the third team review with the Baltimore Orioles.

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1. Manny Machado, SS, Brito Private HS (FL), Rating 1B3: They only had one pick to make on the first day, and they made the right one. This was a no-brainer, but plenty of teams have screwed up no-brainers before. Find his full profile here.
3. Dan Klein, RHP, UCLA, Rating 1C4: Had Klein in my personal top 50, yet he surprisingly fell to the third round. Has injury history of shoulder soreness, but was a former quarterback, so that could be from that. Probably not closer at the ML level, but good setup man with plus fastball, plus curveball, two more average-ish pitches. Thought he was a supplemental round arm, so great value here.
4. Trent Mummey, OF, Auburn, Rating 2C3: Smaller player with lots of speed and makeup. Broke his leg early on, and missed time this spring, but came back strong. Could be a ML center fielder due to speed, defense. Thought he'd go in rounds 3-5, so solid pick with signability.
5. Connor Narron, SS, Aycock HS (NC), Rating 2C1: Son of Jerry Narron is considered very tough sign. Most scouts see him at third base sooner rather than later, and he's not a very toolsy player generally, but has good makeup and maximizes tools with heady play. Thought he'd go in 4th-8th round range, so this is another solid pick if they can ink him.
6. Dixon Anderson, RHP, California, Rating 2C1: Was high on Anderson early on, but he hasn't had the greatest season and sophomore-eligible status clouded signability. Glad to see him going here, though, as he has good stuff and #3 starter potential. Thought he'd go in 4th-6th, so nice pick for value.
7. Matt Bywater, LHP, Pepperdine, Rating 2C3: Future number four starter has command of three good pitches and is fairly safe. His changeup is a true plus offering, others are average. I really thought he'd go in rounds 3-5, so maybe there are some signability issues here I don't know about.
8. Wynston Sawyer, C, Scripps Ranch HS (CA), Rating 3C1: Not as high on him as some, but intriguing bat. Really don't think he'll stick at catcher, but has big offensive ceiling for the position. Above-average hitter, plus raw power. Saw him as 6th-10th round pick, but UC Riverside commitment might not come at slot or below.
9. Parker Bridwell, RHP, Hereford HS (TX), Not Rated: I was definitely not the only one who missed on this tall, projectable arm. Thought he was a late-round pick due to Texas Tech commitment and rawness. Will have profile on him, but most info isn't sparkling, so I don't think I know what the Orioles do.
10. Clay Schrader, RHP, San Jacinto JC (TX), Rating 2C3: Excellent pick for value, but now Oklahoma commitment comes into play. Is definitely signable, but for a price I'm sure. Bullpen arm and former UT San Antonio arm, might actually transition back to starting if they like him that way. Thought he was 4th-6th round arm, so excellent pick.
11. Alex Gonzalez, RHP, Boca Raton HS (FL), Rating 3C1: Was hearing good things about Gonzalez late in the spring, but has limited upside. Could be durable arm with three above-average pitches, number four starter upside, possibly number three, and he is considered signable.
12. Ryan Hornback, C, San Jacinto JC (TX), Not Rated
13. Jeremy Nowak, OF, Mount Olive, Not Rated
14. Michael Mosby, 3B, Wabash Valley JC (IL), Not Rated

15. Joe Oliveira, C, Pacific, Not Rated
16. Brandon King, OF, Fresno CC (CA), Not Rated
17. David Richardson, OF, Hillsborough CC (FL), Not Rated
18. Sebastian Vader, RHP, San Marcos HS (CA), Not Rated
19. Kenny Wise, RHP, Santa Fe CC (FL), Rating 4D4:
Big size, but only #5 starter upside. Was new to Santa Fe, had transferred from Gordon JC (GA). Thought he was a 10th-15th round arm, so good value if he's signable.
20. Matt Drummond, LHP, UCLA, Not Rated
21. Scott Copeland, RHP, Southern Miss, Not Rated
22. Tanner Murphy, C, Mountain Ridge HS (AZ), Not Rated
23. Chris Clinton, OF, Eckerd, Not Rated
24. Tim Adleman, RHP, Georgetown, Not Rated
25. Vinny Zazueta, SS, Arizona Western JC, Not Rated

26. Austin Goolsby, C, Embry-Riddle, Not Rated
27. Austin Urban, RHP, Richland HS (PA), Rating 3C1:
Potential #3 starter, but I assume he's unsignable in this area. Has Penn State commitment, as well as potential plus fastball-slider combo. Not very projectable, but very strong, and I thought he'd go in the 6th-10th round range.
28. Jaime Esquivel, RHP, South Houston HS (TX), Not Rated
29. Cameron Roth, LHP, UNC Wilmington, Rating 5D4:
Potential #5 starter or middle reliever. He really struggles with control, throws too many pitches. Could be very good LOOGY, but I expect him to return to school for senior year. Looked like 12-18th round pick, so if he signs, this is good value.
30. Michael Rooney, SS, UNC Wilmington, Not Rated

 

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