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  1. I wanted to start a thread to discuss which minor league guy's development in the 2020 season would have the most impact for this organization? (could probably have been worded better) For example: If Gunnar Henderson had a big jump this year and showed that he could maybe be the third baseman or Short Stop of the future. That would be huge for this organization.
  2. Sounds like a great draft to have a competitive Balance Round A pick in. Very Deep.
  3. It's not too far fetched to think Akin could step in and have a "where did that come from?" season like John Means. I also think Hunter Harvey could step into the closer role and only be thrown out there in favorable situations which would pad his stats, thus making him a better candidate. In summary, I just think it will be easier for a pitcher to step up a shine as opposed to our position player options.
  4. Also, a very minuscule thing: Thank you for making every draft selection spot, second round and later, just a little tiny bit better.
  5. I'm in the same boat. I think dream scenario would be Wandisson Charles in first round and then a prospect stash guy like fermin who can give you a richie martin presence this coming year.
  6. We've been throwing around name possibilities for major league level of rule five draft, but does anyone (cough, cough, @Luke-OH) have any info on possible minor league rule five possibilities? Last year we took Taylor grover with the first pick of the minor league rule five, he was rumored to have hit 100 mph pre-draft but didn't do much at Bowie.
  7. This rebuild is all a numbers game. Save money while trying to hit on a couple of lottery tickets. Some lottery tickets have a better chance at being winners than others but you can't win if you don't play. O's are trying to get as many lottery tickets as possible, hope a couple become studs, then use saved money to add good free agents to a young team when that time comes. Simple idea, I'm so glad Orioles are actually trading players and not just sitting back and doing nothing.
  8. straight up trade for andrew vaughn. Know that the orioles have the two best bats from last years draft.
  9. Jonathon Arauz just turned 21, switch hitting SS/2b. I would expect him to at least put up same offensive numbers as martin this past season, but Arauz is not as good as martin defensively from what I've read.
  10. I think the O's will be enticed with the younger rule 5 eligible players who might not be the best now but, anticipating a down year this year, could store one or two on the roster. Some of the rule 5 eligible players still carry "prospect" value with higher ceilings than the rest. Maybe the Orioles could take on another Anthony Santandar like rule 5 prospect.
  11. I expect to get roasted for this, but Schoop is still just 28. He had a below average year this past year but would provide a veteran presence while giving the orioles an option to flip him again if he performs well. If we keep Villar and Alberto, it's hard to see him fit in that infield, but if the orioles don't pick up both of these guys next year, Schoop could be a stop gap.
  12. Guy has been tearing it up in Delmarva. He'll probably finish the year with Delmarva and their postseason play. Will be interesting to see if he starts in Frederick OD next year. If he finishes this year strong, he can quickly become a legit prospect for the O's.
  13. Tigers have been putting good effort into getting 1:1 next year. Looking at mock drafts and prospect rankings, there are again clear cut favorites for the top picks like last year. As of now, Hancock, Martin, and Torkleson are the three top players. I'd love Hancock (but am afraid Tigers will take him 1:1), I'd be really happy with Martin (Whether its at 3rd or SS at MLB level), I'm not sure if Torkleson is what we'd be looking for (Another plus hit tool, firstbase only player) It would be tough pill to swallow to have back to back picks in the top three of the draft and not come away with a potential Front of the Rotation Ace
  14. I don't see how you pass on Gohara, he's exactly what this organization is looking for. Medicals are the big thing, but Just turned 23, Lefty. If he regains his stuff, he'd not just become a starter option, he'd become a front of the rotation piece.
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