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Draft Day: Open thread for rounds 1-2

Let's draft the next Bobby Grich!

Mike Stobe

The 2013 amateur draft begins tonight at 7 p.m., but I'm posting this at 6 p.m. for any of you who are tuning in to MLB Networks pre-show. I'm not entirely sure what the pre-show will entail, but my guess is that Harold Reynolds will be gleefully comparing every black prospect to Ken Griffey, Jr., every Latino prospect to Alex Rodriguez, and every pitching prospect who can't throw over 90 to Greg Maddux.

The draft will last three days, with just round one, the weird "competitive balance" round, and then the second round happening tonight. The Orioles will pick at #22 in the first round, #37 in the sandwich round, and at #61 in round two. You can see the complete draft order here. If you are only interested in what the Orioles do, please note that their first pick is expected to take place at approximately 9 p.m. Their third pick will be at about 10:45. I don't know when the second pick will be so stop bugging me.

You can follow along with the draft on MLB Network or by streaming it on If you want to get a feel for who will be drafted tonight, check out's top 100 list of potential draftees.

Feel free to chat about the picks here (and/or make fun of Bud Selig). I'll update this page with the picks as they are made unless I have to go eat dinner or do something else more exciting.

Even if you won't be following the draft closely, be sure to stick close to Camden Chat tonight as we will be posting information on all three draft picks. We'll follow that with quotes and reactions from the Orioles Director of Scouting, Gary Rajsich, straight from his conference call at 11:00 p.m.

Round 1 Picks:

  1. Houston Astros - Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
  2. Chicago Cubs - Kris Bryant, 3B, University of San Diego
  3. Colorado Rockis - Jonathan Gray, RHP, Oklahoma
  4. Minnesota Twins - Kohl Stewart, RHP, St Pius X High School (TX)
  5. Cleveland Indians - Clint Frazier, 3B, Loganville HS (GA)
  6. Miami Marlins - Colin Moran, 3B, North Carolina
  7. Boston Red Sox - Trey Ball, LHP, New Castle Chrysler HS (IN)
  8. Kansas City Royals - Hunter Dozier, SS, Stephen F. Austin (TX)
  9. Pittsburgh PIrates (c/o unsigned 2012 draft pick) - Austin Meadows, CF, Grayson HS (GA)
  10. Toronto Blue Jays - Phillip Bickford, RHP, Oaks Christian HS (CA)
  11. New York Mets - Dominic Smith, 1B, Junipero HS (CA)
  12. Seattle Mariners - D.J. Peterson, 3B, New Mexico
  13. San Diego Padres - Hunter Renfroe, RF, Mississippi State
  14. Pittsburgh Pirates - Reese McGuire, C, Kentwood Senior HS (WA)
  15. Arizona Diamondbacks - Braden Shipley, RHP, Nevada
  16. Philadelphia Phillies - J.P. Crawford, SS, Lakewood HS (CA)
  17. Chicago White Sox - Tim Anderson, SS, East Central CC (MS)
  18. Los Angeles Dodgers - Chris Anderson, RHP, Jacksonville University (FL)
  19. St. Louis Cardinals - Marco Gonzalez, LHP, Gonzaga (WA)
  20. Detroit Tigers - Jonathan Crawford, RHP, Florida
  21. Tampa Bay Rays - Nick Ciuffo, C, Lexington HS (SC)
  22. Baltimore Orioles - Hunter Harvey, RHP, Bandys HS (NC)
  23. Texas Rangers - Alex Gonzalez, RHP, Oral Roberts (OK)
  24. Oakland Athletics - Billy McKinney, CF, Plano West HS (TX)
  25. San Francisco Giants - Christian Arroyo, SS, Hernando HS (FL)
  26. New York Yankees - Erick Jagielo, 3B, Notre Dame
  27. Cincinnati Reds - Phillip Ervin, CF, Samford University (AL)
  28. St. Louis Cardinals (comp for Kyle Lohse) - Rob Kaminsky, LHP, St. Joseph Regional School
  29. Tampa Bay Rays (B.J. Upton) - Ryne Stanek, RHP, Arkansas
  30. Texas Rangers (Josh Hamilton) - Travis Demeritte, SS, Winder Barrow HS (GA)
  31. Atlanta Braves (Michael Bourn) - Jason Hursh, RHP, Oklahoma State
  32. New York Yankees (Nick Swisher) - Aaron Judge, CF, Fresno State (CA)
  33. New York Yankees (Rafael Soriano) - Ian Clarkin, LHP, Madison HS (CA)

Competitive Balance Round A:

34. Kansas City Royals - Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State
35. Miami Marlins - Matt Krook, LHP, St. Ignatius College Prep (CA)
36. Arizona Diamondbacks - Aaron Blair, RHP, Marshall (WV)
37. Baltimore Orioles - Josh Hart, OF, Parkview HS (GA)
38. Cincinnati Reds - Michael Lorenzen, RHP, Cal State Fullerton (CA)
39. Detroit Tigers - Corey Knebel, RHP, Texas