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.
Elias and his guys h
SS Martin - now- Galvis is guess
Bench C Sisco, OF Mullins, UT Valaika, Davis- hope I’m wrong
Zimmeman. I do think they add a vet here 50/50 Zimmerman sticks
Lopez is odd man out
He signed a two year contract and it ran out and they didn't wish to sign him to a new one. Hunter is the one going out and telling people he didn't want to leave which is fine. Hunter knew this was coming when they hired all the new people. I have spent some time with Hunter and trust me he knows what he is doing. The survey that came back from Oriole ticket holders finished his fate. I have been fired and have fired a lot of people. When you don't want to be fired but the people firing you want you gone there isn't a lot of gracious ways to do it.
Huh? Is today opposite day? Listen to Hunter's call of the Orioles clinching the division in '14. It is about as underwhelming as it gets for the franchise's biggest moment in nearly 20 years. Compare that to Thorne's call of Andino's single in 2011. Thorne screwed up a bunch of facts in that call, as you point out he tended to do, but "reserved" it is not.