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  1. Like the previous years, this will be the thread where we will keep the draft picks and follow them through signing. Post any signings in this thread, or in the forum, and I'll keep this post updated. Thanks. Player will become bold when he signs. Rd Player - Position - Status (Prep or College Team) - Stats 1. Colton Cowser - OF - (Junior) Sam Houston University - Stats 2. Connor Norby - 2B - (Junior) East Carolina University - Stats 2B Reed Trimble - OF - (Sophomore) Southern Mississippi - Stats 3. John Rhodes - OF - (Sophomore) Kentucky
    13 points
  2. You keep saying this like it's fact, but are you talking about the Austin Martin with two home runs and slashing .773 in 198 AA PAs while splitting time between SS (.908 Fld %) and CF? Clearly with Kjerstad's illness, and Baumler's injury, it certainly doesn't look good, but Martin has already shown some of the issues people had concerns with including a lack of position and power. Whether Elias did the right thing will be determined years from now, but it's not like he passed over a Machado-like talent to draft Kjerstad.
    13 points
  3. Getting this back on subject, by my calculations, the Orioles did not spend just $64,400 of there allotted cap money. The only question is whether one of the 11-20 rounders outside of Craig got more than $125K since we have numbers in all picks 1-10. Overall it appeared Elias had a plan all along to get the guys he wanted with a mixture of overslot and underslots. When you come within 100K of your bonus allotment you did a pretty good job IMHO.
    12 points
  4. Santander is the Austin Hays of DJ Stewarts.
    12 points
  5. As we all know, we won't really be able to judge and assess this draft for many, many years. But there are certain overall facets/trends of this Orioles draft that jump out that we can analyze and wonder what they mean in terms of what Elias is trying to do, and the state of our farm system. First we have to keep in mind that there was one unique thing about this draft: college seniors were a huge part of it for the first time ever. Because last year's college season was truncated/cancelled, and last year's draft was only 5 rounds, a lot of prospects who would normally have gone pro
    12 points
  6. Hi all -- hope you enjoyed the first two days of draft. By my count Orioles could have up to $2.3MM available and certainly at least $1.7MM. Some of the higher-profile names have pulled their names from the draft but definitely room for up to three high-six-figure to low-seven over-slot kids *averaging* around $700-800K apiece or one big seven figure name and maybe one or two kids with more low-to-mid-six-figure asking prices. Only way there aren't a couple decent over-slot selections today is if Trimble or Rhodes has a high asking price because of age and ability to go back without being "ol
    12 points
  7. Thanks Tony! Happy to help.
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  8. So here's the visit my family had with Weams and JustD a week ago. Hope you enjoy. It was a delight to see our old friends and to hear Weams comment on the random stack of vinyl that she pulled from his collection. JustD adds a lot to the conversation too! The video format was in keeping with last year's half hour music show we did for 19 weeks during the lockdown. But instead of our usual 7 minute segment as part of several usual segments, we extended "I Want My Daddy's Records" to about 40 minutes for this special one. We shot it more like a documentary with 3 cams than the way we usual
    11 points
  9. My daughters, wife and I had a really sweet visit with Weams and Denise on Thursday of last week. We drove up from NC to see a couple of games in the Nationals series and made arrangements to see him our first afternoon up in PA. In the weekly video show during last year's lockdown, our daughters and I (family band) had on YouTube last year, we had a segment called "I Want My Daddy's Records" and we talked about a random armful of LPs on camera. Weams loved that segment and we agreed to do one with him while visiting with him. I'm about to put the finishing touches on it this evening and
    11 points
  10. Your post got me curious so I checked 2 teams on the MLB rankings Tampa Bay picked 28 ranked 41 picked 34 ranked 84 picked 63 ranked 81 picked 100 ranked 196 picked 130 ranked 190 picked 161 unranked Yankees picked 20 ranked 55 picked 55 ranked 99 picked 92 ranked 131 picked 122 ranked 171 picked 153 ranked 194 None of it means much today and won't for 2-3 years when we see who pans out and who doesn't. Those incompetent Rays didn't take a pitcher in the first 5 rounds and took a first baseman in the s
    11 points
  11. That is certainly not true. A study suggests that the J&J vaccine may be less effective but "they" didn't say it is basically worthless. Similar studies seems to suggest that the mRNA vaccines are only slightly less effective against the delta variant, perhaps with an efficacy of 86 percent compared to 90 percent
    10 points
  12. It depends on where you draw the line. People who care enough to post on Orioleshangout at 12:43pm on a Monday: Right now there are about 200 people doing that. People who post on Orioleshangout at 12:43 on a Monday, but only to complain that they didn't pick the best available player in the draft and the team is going to suck for all eternity... 10? 20? People who'd answer "who's your favorite MLB team?" with "Orioles"? I don't know, at least hundreds of thousands, perhaps 1M+. Those who regularly watch the team on MASN... a few tens of thousands? Can name al
    10 points
  13. I give it an F. Elias apparently paid no attention to the myriad mock drafts and message board GMs. WTH, Mike.
    9 points
  14. Weams asked me from across the living room to take a look at the draft pool to see if anyone jumped out at me, and why, and then write up a post for the Hangout. Here ya go For the sake of discussion only, I've picked several who land anywhere from #3 to #315 in various Top Draft Pick lists. Jordan Lawlar SS Jesuit Prep (TX) - - 18 6' 2" / 190 lbs R R
    9 points
  15. Marcelo Mayer has a punchable face. He will fit in with Boston.
    9 points
  16. Because I just saw this. I don't live on this board and in case you haven't noticed, I'm short a major moderator so perhaps give me a break. I locked this as soon as I saw this.
    9 points
  17. I have some meds that may help some arriving tomorrow. Thanks
    8 points
  18. Which one would expect when no one has any idea what they're talking about.
    8 points
  19. Peter isn’t involved right now and look no further than our involvement in the J2 market as evidence of that. As for the Orioles being no closer to contention……..lol. I have a whole lot more confidence in our development and analytics systems to develop and hone our current prospects than I’ve done at any time over the last 30 years. Our track record with developing pitching was horrendous. Meanwhile, this current staff has developed a guy who no one considered a top prospect into an ace. They have the top pitching prospect in MLB (and depending on who you listen to, Grayson is cons
    8 points
  20. One theme from this draft so far is that it looks a lot better if you believe Fangraphs' rankings than if you believe MLB.com's rankings. Cowser, Norby, Trimble and Rhodes are all on Fangraphs' top 100, with higher rankings than on MLB.com. It makes sense that Elias' methods for evaluating prospects would be closer to the analytics approach favored by Fangraphs rather than the more traditional approach represented by MLB.com. Overall, I'm not concerned about the quality of players that Elias has picked; I'm more concerned about the strategic decisions to ignore pitching and to go unde
    8 points
  21. I'm trying to familiarize myself with who all these FCL players from Latin America are. Here's a partial list of the higher-profile guys, going mostly off signing bonus. FCL Orioles Black Luis Gonzalez, 18, CF $475 k bonus Luis Ortiz, 18, LHP, $400 k bonus (has played for both Orange and Black) Mishael Deson, 18, CF, $350 k bonus from the Rockies (acquired in the Givens trade) Stiven Acevedo, 18, LF/CF, $275 K bonus Isaac DeLeon, 19, SS/3B, $275 k bonus from the Marlins (acquired in the Bleier trade) Raul Rangel, 18, RHP, undisclosed bonus but was ranked 51
    8 points
  22. With half the season in the books, here is my midseason report card. As usual, all grades are on a curve, based on what my expectations were for the player going in to the season. I’ll do the batters in one post and pitchers in another. Trey Mancini .254/.330/.451, 14 HR, 52 RBI, 0.7 rWAR: B+. It’s tempting to give him an A+ just for stepping on the field. But, we knew before the season began that he’s been given a clean bill of health. Replicating 2019 would have been A+ material. He’s not hitting at that level but he’s been solid and has driven in plenty of runs, dispell
    8 points
  23. First of all, I’m pretty well convinced that Urias can hit well enough to be a starting middle infielder in the majors. His hands are pretty quick, his strike zone judgment is pretty good, he’s got some pop, and his contact skills look solid. MLB: .294/.362/.429 in 196 PA Mexico: .312/.398/.465 in 2334 PA Minors: .268/.353/.423 in 1223 PA His major league track record is short, and I expect he’ll come down some. But the profile has been pretty consistent. His .294 BA is a little higher than his .277 xBA but his .337 wOBA is a little lower than his .349 xWOBA. I d
    7 points
  24. I’m just happy he’s doing better, regardless of whether he ever plays baseball again.
    7 points
  25. One way to look at each level is by seeing how much of the talent Elias drafted or acquired through trade/minor league free agency Team Players on roster Duquette acquired Duquette/Rajsich drafted Elias acquired PCT Elias Drafted Total Elias % Records Norfolk: 34 9 (26.4%) 9 (26.4%) 16 (47%) 0 (0%) 47% 24-38 (.387) Bowie: 32 4
    7 points
  26. The more I watch of Stowers, and I've been basically watching most of his PAs of late, the more he just looks like a guy for me. Is there miss in the bat, yep, but he'll go the other way at times and take his base hits and then also sit back and just absolutely murder a pitch. The 0-2 curveball he hit for a home run to right center yesterday had to be over 400+ feet. Like a lot of hitters he can be taken up the ladder with a good 4-seamer but he has plenty of bat speed. While he can get better at his jumps, he's pretty solid in the outfield and has plenty of arm for RF. He's a mover for
    7 points
  27. 7 points
  28. I'm glad Jesus told him to come to the Orioles. We need all the help we can get.
    7 points
  29. He has a Kenny Powers vibe too. We're noticeably lacking that in the organization.
    7 points
  30. So the way I understand this, all drafts are graded against how closely they follow Baseball America and the MLB projections the day of the draft. Right? BA says 10 they take at five... fail. BA says five and they take at 10... win! I guess that makes sense since 90% of the board hasn't seen any of these guys outside of YouTube clips and brief written descriptions, so if the guy's not on the cover of BA then "what the... why didn't we take the one guy I'd heard of?!?!?".
    7 points
  31. I said last year I preferred Lacy overall, but I understand what Elias was doing when he went for Kjerstad. Unlike some of you, I don't pretend I know everything about these guys because I read a few mockdrafts. It's easy to bash on Elias when he doesn't follow your favorite mock drafts, but we know right now any criticism is just an opinion at this point because it will take years to know whether the drafts were good or not.
    7 points
  32. I think he was praising the strategy just as much as he was praising the pick. Look, none of you should be surprised. There wasn't a consensus top pick in this draft. There wasn't a consensus top 5 in this draft. The projections have been all over the place since the start of the year. Therefore, it's not a surprise that Elias looks to be doing what he did last year. An underslot player and saving money to spend later. Again, none of you should be surprised. I admit, I've done hardly any looking at the talent in the draft this year so I'm not as irate as I was last year
    7 points
  33. I think we'll take someone that a lot of people whine about. I'm declaring myself the winner here. I'm not wrong.
    7 points
  34. Sell Trades in the Elias Era: 1. Dylan Bundy - 27 year old top prospect disappointment with 2 years of control left 2. Jonathan Villar - 29 year old sell high but salary dump trade with 1 year of control left 3. Andrew Cashner - clear veteran stopgap rental, 2 months of control left 4. Richard Belier - 33 year old crafty middle reliever with 2.5 years of control left 5. Miguel Castro - 25 year old middle reliever with lively arm and 2.5 years of control left 6. Mychal Givens - 30 year old pricey back end reliever with 1.5 years of control left 7. Tommy Milone
    7 points
  35. I've mentioned Moore a handful of times and think he deserves a thread. He was a tall, thin kid when he was drafted by Texas in the 16th round in 2017. He was traded to Minnesota, then quickly traded to the O's for international cap space. He started this season with Delmarva and was promoted to Aberdeen on June 25th. He has filled out and is now a big, hard throwing, right handed reliever with a presence on the mound. He's put up a 2.38 ERA this season, with 32 K's and 13 H in 22 2/3 IP. His FB is mid-90s, sometimes drifting into the high 90's, and he throws a pretty nice changeup, along with
    7 points
  36. What the F is your problem? I’m perfectly aware of the Orioles problems. Nobody could read my posts and think I don’t know that the O’s have been a terrible team the last four years and still have a ways to go to be competitive. You can’t judge a draft for 4-5 years. I’m not talking about the Orioles draft this year. I’m talking about any team’s draft in any year. Let’s take the 2018 draft. Only 15 players drafted in the 1st/1st supplemental have reached the majors yet, none of whom have accumulated more than 2.5 rWAR. Drop to the 2nd round, three guys have reached the majors.
    6 points
  37. From Roch: Outfielder Heston Kjerstad, the second-overall selection out of the University of Arkansas, had a recurrence of the symptoms related to myocarditis and couldn’t work out at the minor league complex. He hasn’t played in games, but the Orioles aren’t resigned to him staying inactive in 2021. There’s optimism, however cautious, that he can begin baseball activities again later in the summer. https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2021/07/roster-moves-draft-pick-updates-kjerstad-diaz-and-rutschman.html
    6 points
  38. Tavera would have only been 14 when he ran a 6.47 60 yard dash in October 2019. That’s legitimate top-end speed. The average 60 yard dash time for 14 year olds is about 8.0. For comparison, the link below has the top 60 yard dash times from 2019 Baseball Factory, where he would have been tied for 11th (see Bobby Witt Jr. at 6.60 - tied for 43rd). Also, the write-up appears to be lazy at best. Especially the statement “while he might slow down as he fills out.” That’s a comment that is often made about prospects in their late teens/early 20s. Not 14 year olds. At 16 he should be sig
    6 points
  39. Have yourself a game young man. Walks in his next at bat so what does he do? He steals 2nd and 3rd base!
    6 points
  40. So much complaining. As for me, I'll stay optimistic. I like what Elias is doing with the organization and this draft, and I'm fine with this pick. Yeah, I get it, Trimble was ranked 148 by MLB... but 105 by Baseball America. Wow! That's a big discrepancy, right??? That's a 43 player difference! Does someone at MLB need to be fired for ranking him so high? Or does someone at BA need to be fired for ranking him so low? And get this, the Mets drafted Calvin Zeigler with their 46th pick. But MLB ranked him 123, so maybe the Mets GM needs to be fired for going WAY under slot! I'm glad WE didn't dr
    6 points
  41. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the on-field travesty that is the Baltimore Orioles so far in 2021, but I am, at least a little. And I am disappointed. I'm disappointed that the team is last in the AL in both runs allowed and runs scored (tied with the Royals) -- that is, they stink on both offense and defense. I'm disappointed that the Orioles organization, which I suppose means John Angelos and Mike Elias, don't seem to mind that their team's performance is so terrible and that the Orioles often look so bad in losing (-138 run differential), and I'm disappointed that they have
    6 points
  42. I suspect GM's all over baseball will study how the Pirates run their operation after this masterful draft.
    6 points
  43. There wasn’t a consensus #1 in this draft. We cut a deal with a guy who’s a top college bat so we can do more damage in later rounds. I like the pick. It also shows me that Elias feels our window is closer than most want to believe. Getting a high schooler takes much longer to develop. This guy will be ready sooner. Let’s go O’s!
    6 points
  44. This exceeds my expectations
    6 points
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