It's not surprising that the draft is looking different than many mock boards due to the lack of 2020 data to go off of due to the lack of games to evaluate.
Elias is clearly not afraid to go with a guy with one plus plus tool (power) which is a bit surprising for the #2 overall pick. His hit tool is probably plus as well, but the K-BB ratio prior to his short junior year makes him a bit of question mark when he has to face professional pitching on a nightly basis.
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I've seen photos of him down there.
Anyway, this is truly a really big day. Orioles are serious about the South American market and have made some good looking signings. I don't feel that this franchise is fighting with one hand tied behind their back anymore.
Dean Kremer enters ST with a rotation spot. Its his to lose. He pitched 84 innings is AA with an ERA of 2.98. He had 4 starts in AAA where he had an ERA over 8.00. That got him time at the alternate site and a call up for 4 starts in the majors.
Micheal Baumann pitched 70 innings at AA to an ERA of 2.31. He spent last season at the alternate site. If he is healthy in ST, can he win a rotation spot out of ST?
I think this is probably on point. Unless there are a miraculous changes in how governors and mayors have operated during this pandemic, my guess is major league baseball goes into some social distance seating arrangements. I believe they will ask MiLB to do the same.
Unfortunately we're going through this shakeout period with regards to streaming and everyone thinks you're going to pay $10, $20, $50, $80 a month for their service. But most people are going to pick a few that best suit them and just say no to all the others. No, I'm not changing everything around and paying more just to get the one with MASN. But I would definitely pay $15 or whatever a month to watch just the O's.