8 Responses

  1. Ben
    Ben June 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm |

    Do you think Machado will be able to stay at shortstop, or do you see him moving over to third because of his size, similar to A-Rod?

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm |

      I’ve seen mixed opinions, but I do believe he will be able to stay at shortstop. He has plus arm strength, which is what should allow him to play SS at the next level.

  2. Greg Embert
    Greg Embert June 8, 2010 at 11:21 pm |

    Bio says scouts see Narron eventually playing third. With Machado and Givens in system, if O’s sign him, do you see Narron playing at short or third from the beginning.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm |

      It’s hard to tell right now. I don’t expect him to debut this season, so he won’t get mixed up in the shuffle of SSs at Delmarva this year. Usually when you have to think about the true likelihood of him sticking at 3B. If they think there is little to no chance he sticks at SS, put him at third base immediately. If they think there’s a 50/50 chance he sticks at SS, than stick him at SS until he shows he can’t play there.

      In this case, I think you are right in that there could be a fight for playing time at SS next year, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see what the Orioles do.

  3. Doug from DE
    Doug from DE June 9, 2010 at 5:26 am |

    Man I agree on Narron. I saw what the picks were through Rd 12 and then had to go to work for the night and he’s the pick I kept thinking about all night. The O’s cant compete in the FA market when Yanks, Sox, etc are involved, so this is where they have to get an edge. They HAVE to do what it takes to get players like this signed each and every year

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 9, 2010 at 11:35 am |

      Exactly. They really need to open up their wallets and spend the money on the draft. We wasted $5 million on Garrett Atkins, that money could have gone towards the draft/in.t market. Oh well.

  4. Christian
    Christian June 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm |

    Who do you think are the overslot draftees after round 10 that the O’s need to sign in order to make this a successful draft? Btw. great webpage!

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm |

      Thanks, Christian.

      Austin Urban would be an excellent sign as a 27th round draft pick, I’ve talked to him briefly and he wants to get a deal done.

      Jaime Esquivel is another guy that I’d really like to see them sign, he was our 28th rounder.

      Going down the rounds here. . . Cameron Roth, our 29th rounder, is an interesting LHP that would be excellent value in the 29th.

      Our 48, 49 and 50 round picks would all be excellent over slot signees, but there’s about a 1% chance that one of them signs.