"They got the best pitcher in the draft and depth after that," Callis said. "They got tremendous quality and quantity. There's an expression that every scouting director tells every GM on draft day they had the best draft in baseball. But I think this is a very good draft for the Orioles. It has the makings of a terrific draft. We won't know for a few years for sure but on paper it looks very good."
"What this draft means is that somewhere down the road, the Orioles will use one of their young pitchers -- Brian Matusz, Zach Britton, Dan Klein or possibly even Bundy or his brother Bob, currently pitching at Class-A Frederick -- to obtain a front-line blue-chip young player who could fit in as one of the cornerstones of the franchise."
"There was some good news for Triple-A Norfolk last night as Brad Bergesen, in his second start for the Tides, threw a complete-game shutout, limiting Pawtucket to four hits and one walk while striking out eight."
"He's one of those guys who is swashbuckling, whatever you want to call it, just lets it rip. But the RBIs are there, the home runs are there," the manager said. Even while his average remains below the famed Mendoza line of .200. "Statistically, it’s unusual," Showalter said. "It’s different, for sure."
How many of these shiny new draft picks are we actually going to sign?
Luke Scott is now the proud owner of the most Eutaw Street home runs, ever.
I'm liking this kid more and more all the time. -duck
Baltimore Orioles Draft Tracker 2011; Complete List of Picks
A complete life of the Baltimore Orioles' 2011 draft selection with links to scouting reports and information on each.