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4 minutes ago, oriolediehard said:

Did the O's miss the 2nd pick due to the Cobb signing?  Are there any important picks not signed yet?  

I am happy they signed all their top picks. 

Yes, they lost the 2nd round pick for that signing.

The main unsigned pick is Blaine Knight, he's been in Baltimore for a physical, but no announcement yet. It's hard to imagine him not signing if his physical is not a disaster,  the Orioles have about 1.1M of bonus money left to offer him. How much he signs for will dictate whether there is money left to sign Caleb Kilian or other later round overslot candidates.

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24 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

Yes, they lost the 2nd round pick for that signing.

The main unsigned pick is Blaine Knight, he's been in Baltimore for a physical, but no announcement yet. It's hard to imagine him not signing if his physical is not a disaster,  the Orioles have about 1.1M of bonus money left to offer him. How much he signs for will dictate whether there is money left to sign Caleb Kilian or other later round overslot candidates.

What does it mean:

3.   - (87. $663,200)   Blaine Knight - RHP-Arkansas that looks like he signed for $663,200 on the list?

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13 minutes ago, oriolediehard said:

What does it mean:

3.   - (87. $663,200)   Blaine Knight - RHP-Arkansas that looks like he signed for $663,200 on the list?

No, the bold names have signed. The $663,200 is the slot value for that pick.

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The Orioles have reached agreements with Round 13 pick, 3B Andrew Fregia from Sam Houston State and Round 25 pick, OF Nick Horvath from Florida. Still working to finalize with Round 3 pick, RHP Blaine Knight of Arkansas, but not done yet.

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From the outside, it looks like a pretty successful 2018 draft. It would have been great if the O's could have signed one more of the overslots, but it's great they were able to sign the first 13 picks. Now we get to see if the Os can develop them properly.

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Looks like 4 of the top 36 did not sign.  The highest being Carter Stewart who many wanted here.  Could you imagine if he dropped to us and we wouldn’t have signed him.

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8 hours ago, bpilktree67 said:

Looks like 4 of the top 36 did not sign.  The highest being Carter Stewart who many wanted here.  Could you imagine if he dropped to us and we wouldn’t have signed him.

 I don’t even want to think about that. I am disappointed for the kid. After all you do to get to that point, and this happens. SMH. Denaburg got a nice bonus from the Nats despite some medical issues. They are both Brevard County kids and know each other well. I hope he recovers from whatever issues he is having and has a strong run at Mississippi State.

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7 minutes ago, Jammer7 said:

 I don’t even want to think about that. I am disappointed for the kid. After all you do to get to that point, and this happens. SMH. Denaburg got a nice bonus from the Nats despite some medical issues. They are both Brevard County kids and know each other well. I hope he recovers from whatever issues he is having and has a strong run at Mississippi State.

It's really rare for a guy to become one of the top 800 baseball players in the world. A lot of promising kids are injured and never get the shot to try. I feel bad for him. I wish he had taken the 47% offer. Likely the best he will ever see. 

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9 hours ago, weams said:

It's really rare for a guy to become one of the top 800 baseball players in the world. A lot of promising kids are injured and never get the shot to try. I feel bad for him. I wish he had taken the 47% offer. Likely the best he will ever see. 

Perhaps so. We know many of the same people, so I will make some inquiries to try to find out what happened. I do not know him well, though we are fairly close to some of his teammates. I wonder if it is a shoulder and not the elbow. Not sure what the Braves think about rehabbing a guy and taking a chance on him. The Nats have that track record of taking medical risks, which is what I alluded to in he previous post. 

Its a little surprising, though, because the kid was in a program year round that is really excellent for pitchers to grow without being overused. They had several stud pitchers there in Brevard County the last several years. Stewart’s teammate, their #2 starter, is a Florida signee, RHP Nick Pogue. Remember that name. He will be a top pick in three years. A little raw now, but he has been handled extremely well through the years.

As a side rant, related somewhat, I suspect that the world of amateur scouting is what is actually to blame for these kids’ demise. All of the damn showcases are year round now. Kids burn out, plain and simple. The pitchers get little rest. Being fresh out of that grind, I can tell you I will do things differently with my younger son. They killed my son’s love of the game. And as far as I know, Carter never had arm or shoulder issues. They have to do something about this crap. It is killing the game. At least take the fall off. 

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