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06-06-2011 07:26 PM #1
Chris Smith part 2 while leaving the polished college bats on the board.
What are you doing Joe Jordan?! The organization has enough young pitching!
06-06-2011 07:28 PM #2
Uh what are YOU doing starting a new thread after every pick when theres already a thread up...
06-06-2011 07:29 PM #3
Well, I can stop making the threads now that the Orioles have struck out in the 1st round again.
06-06-2011 07:28 PM #4
06-06-2011 07:29 PM #5Aberdeen
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I'm for Bundy. Apparently teams are very worried about Rendon's shoulder, and his potential injury risk.
06-06-2011 07:30 PM #6
06-06-2011 07:32 PM #7
Polished college bats, plural? What are you talking about?
06-06-2011 07:32 PM #8Aberdeen
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And you dont find it at all concerning that the "top player in the draft" has now fallen out of the top 5? Obviously the medical reports are not positive on Rendon. How can you complain about possibly the best arm in the draft?
06-06-2011 07:33 PM #9
You must not be paying attention if you think Bundy is a bad pick.
I don't know much about the draft and even I know he's the best HS pitcher.
06-06-2011 07:37 PM #10
06-06-2011 07:30 PM #11
Well, considering that the organization doesn't really have any offensive powers in the minors besides Machado, then maybe they should have want with offense. Especially since Rendon was STILL on the board.
06-06-2011 08:18 PM #12
06-06-2011 08:30 PM #13
I personally haven't given up on Hobgood, and I kinda like that we've got both Bundy's (Bundies?) in the system.
Hobgood may have a bad shoulder right now, but you can't give up on guys with good arms that fast!! If Hobgood is 26 with a 6.14 ERA and still at Fredrick, then maybe... yeah. But not right now, you silly people!
06-06-2011 08:39 PM #14
Nobody can say definitively. What can be said is that the Orioles have had problems having any success with HS pitchers in the first round (Hobgood, Loewen, Stahl). In fact, no HS 1st round O's pick has had any kind of impact (for the Orioles) since Bobby Grich in 1967!
In fact, tossing out Machado and Hobgood, the Orioles have picked 29 high school players in the first round since the draft was instated in 1965. 16 never saw the majors (3 others got no more than a cup of tea). Of those 29, only one has turned into an All-Star caliber player, and Jayson Werth did that with the Phillies, not us.
On the other hand, Matusz, Wieters, Markakis, Roberts, Fontenot, Hammonds, Mussina, and McDonald were all college picks and all meaningful contributors at the ML level. And that's only from 1990.
That's why I would have preferred Rendon, even with some injury concerns. We just don't develop high schoolers. And most other teams don't either.
06-06-2011 09:08 PM #15
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