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  1. Doug from DE
    Doug from DE May 25, 2010 at 3:39 am |

    WHAAAAAT! Thats crazy! I kinda hope thats some sort of misprint, I wanted to see this kid progress as our SS of the future

  2. Doug from DE
    Doug from DE May 25, 2010 at 3:57 am |

    Over on S. Melewski’s blog, in response to a poster bringing up Givens being listed as a pitcher, Steve said he made some calls and that Givens is playing short, it was a misprint

    1. Jordan
      Jordan May 25, 2010 at 11:21 am |

      Thank you for reporting this! I’ll have an updated post up on the site later today, along with some analysis on the move.

  3. Charles Brown
    Charles Brown May 25, 2010 at 6:31 am |

    The Norfolk roster had Patton listed as 6’5″ earlier in the season, hope it is a misprint.

  4. Brian
    Brian May 26, 2010 at 12:07 am |

    That’s some grade A reporting right there Jordan. Great job, I for one have no problem with clubs having hybrid players would have been nice seeing him as one

  5. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm |

    Today, MASN sadly reports that Givens is out for the season.

    Hopefully, he will heal up well from the surgery and be back as soon as possible.

    Shortstop Mychal Givens, the Orioles second-round draft pick last June, underwent surgery on his left thumb last week and will miss the rest of this season.

    It was expected that Givens would be out several weeks due to the procedure. Now the plan is for him to begin some rehab around mid August and likely go to the O’s instructional league workouts in September.

    The 20-year-old Givens was playing at extended spring training this year before being sent to the Delmarva Shorebirds. He got into seven games with Delmarva between May 25 and June 1, batting .222-0-4 with four hits in 22 at bats.

    He injured the thumb diving into a base June 1 in a game vs. Greensboro and has been on Delmarva’s disabled list since.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 17, 2010 at 12:49 am |

      That’s not good, at all. From our 2009 draft class:

      Hobgood’s velocity is down, Givens is injured, Townsend is injured, Henry is injured, Ohlman is injured, Coffey is injured, Wirsch is injured…

      1. NYOrioleFan
        NYOrioleFan June 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm |

        Last year, when the Mets lost a number of players to injury the media and fanbase loudly questioned the front office and the team’s medical staff regarding their training and examination protocols. Jordan (or anyone else), do you feel that these injuries reveal something that needs addressing within the entire O’s organization?

        1. Jordan
          Jordan June 18, 2010 at 12:00 am |

          I am concerned about Coffey. That injury is something I believe should not happen. The injuries to Ohlman, Henry, Hoes, Givens, etc. are injuries that do happen just from playing the game (broken bones, concussions), there is nothing you can do about them. But Hobgood’s velocity issues and Coffey’s arm injury are unacceptable to me.

          1. NYOrioleFan
            NYOrioleFan June 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm |

            I just read that Hobgood last start was skipped due to “slight shoulder soreness”. He will be returning to the rotation after this week’s SAL All-Star Break. The team feels that it is nothing serious. Perhaps this is what has been causing his decreased velocity.

            I hope that it is not serious, but it is certainly something for everyone to watch.

            1. Jordan
              Jordan June 20, 2010 at 11:20 pm |

              It better not be serious. I did see a tweet from a scout saying Hobgood didn’t get above 90 mph in his last start.

  6. qbsillest1
    qbsillest1 June 21, 2010 at 12:37 am |

    Jordan, what is the exact injury to Coffey? All I had heard was that something didn;t feel right and he shut him self down?

    It also sucks Tolliver and Cowan are hurt……Has anyone heard if any of these injuries are serious,ie labrum or TJ?

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 21, 2010 at 12:55 am |

      The exact injury isn’t exactly clear. All I know is that his velocity is down, and he recently had an MRA. Signing Coffey wasn’t a good idea in the first place, as his velocity had reached the 90’s for the first time ever only a few weeks before the draft, if I remember correctly.

      Cowan has been out for quite some time, I’ll reach out to one of my contacts and see if they have any extra information. The main theme of your comment was injuries, and that’s looking like the theme for the entire 2008 draft class:

      Matt Hobgood – velocity is down and his last start was skipped due to “slight shoulder soreness”
      Mychal Givens – broken thumb and out for the season
      Tyler Townsend – hamstring issues have limited him to 10 at-bats this season
      Randy Henry – recently activated off the DL after missing about 2 weeks due to strep throat
      Ashur Tolliver – out right now, not sure about the details of the injury
      Justin Dalles – concussion this season which kept him out 2 weeks, on the DL again now
      Aaron Wirsch – out with pulled oblique muscle
      Jake Cowan – out with shoulder tightness, has been on the DL for over a month
      Michael Ohlman – on the DL with a shoulder injury
      Cameron Coffey – velocity is down and may have more elbow issues.

      The top of the draft hasn’t been able to stay healthy, it’s pretty disappointing.

  7. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

    I just saw a report that Tyler Townsend will be rehabing for the next three games with the GCL Orioles and then move up to Delmarva after their All-Star break later this week.

    Let’s hope he doesn’t injure that hamstring for the 3rd time this season!

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm |

      I’m missing seeing him by one day! Let’s hope all the 09 guys stay healthy.