Don Olsen

Don joined Orioles Nation in April 2010. He is our Director of Scouting, a former minor league baseball player, and a scout for a National League team. He contributes to and helps maintain the site's scouting reports and player profiles.

Yu Darvish: The Pros, Cons, and Logical Contract

Yu Darvish: The Pros, Cons, and Logical Contract

Yu Darvish is a pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and is expected to become a free agent during the 2012 season.

Scouting The 2011 Baseball Factory Under Armour All American Game

Scouting The 2011 Baseball Factory Under Armour All American Game

The Baseball Factory Under Armour All American Game was held in Chicago and was a two day event of some of the best underclassmen from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Scouting Intangibles

Scouting Intangibles

Qualities you won’t find in any box score. These are things I look at when making an assessment of a player and what I expect that player to become later in his baseball life.