Carter Baumler is an overslot who people did not think was signable. The Orioles reportedly will be able to sign all of their draft picks, which tells me they have agreements. What a steal as a 5th rounder. They call him a more athletic Zack Greinke.
Baumler brings a 92-94 fastball with a clean, athletic delivery with good spin rate that will up in the zone. Missed time due to mono but some believe he has as much if not more potential than the top two high school arms taken.
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Right. I was prepared to hear he was throwing long toss or on flat ground as part of a progression that would get him on a mound in a couple of weeks. To hear he’s on a mound throwing to live batters is very good news.
I never had quite that experience, I never traveled overseas until the late 90s.
I was a freshman at Virginia Tech in '89, and followed the last month of the season by newspapers and highlights. I saw Olson bounce the curve in Toronto 15 minutes after the fact on Headline News because the Tech cable package didn't have HTS. But at least the book store in the little mall by Kroger carried Baseball America. The internet didn't really become a thing until after I'd graduated.
In middle/high school, probably into college, I had a Sporting News subscription. But that was the era they went from the baseball paper of record to more multi-sport and tabloid-y.