MLB Draft 2013: Baltimore Orioles select 3B Drew Dosch, Youngstown State, in 7th round

Dosch is just the second college pick made by the Orioles so far in the draft.

With their 219th pick in this year's draft the Orioles selected 3B Drew Dosch. Dosch is 20 years old, a junior a Youngstown State in Ohio. SBN's Houston Astros site, The Crawfish Boxes, wrote up a scouting report on Dosch just about a week ago. It's a good write up so go read the whole thing, but here are a few of the highlights:

Though he is not a superb athlete, Dosch isn't a stiff and he plays with excellent energy. His range is above average at third base and his arm is workable there. He has some trouble with mental mistakes on occasion and has 15 errors this season, but it's not because he lacks the ability to turn into a sound defender. He could likely play second base or the outfield given his high baseball IQ and hustle. He's not going to be a plus defender at any one spot, but his versatility will be seen as a weapon.

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His swing is quick and handsy and he should be able to continue to put the ball in play consistently as a pro. He does not offer much in the way of power or speed, but despite that he was able to post an impressive .338/.434/.488 slash line for the Penguins this season.

Dosch doesn't have the tools to turn into a first-division major league regular, but he has a great chance of turning into a utility man down the line.

MLB.com has this to say about Dosch:

He has an advanced approach at the plate. He has decent power, but barrels the ball well and has a smooth left-handed swing. Dosch doesn't have great range, which may force him to move across the diamond to first base as a professional.

Doesn't really sound like he has the bat for first base based on the report from Crawfish Boxes.

Here is MLB.com's video on Dosch, and be sure to check out the report on Crawfish Boxes for more.

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