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 is a pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and is expected to become a free agent during the 2012 season.
Pitching is still a giant need for the Orioles and it is one of the weakest crops over the last few seasons. The Orioles need a guy to pair with Jeremy Guthrie to hold down the fort and lessen the stress on the bullpen.
The WWBA is one of the last times to see the high school ranks in this large of a showcase before the spring. It is a large collection of travel teams from across the nation that compete for the chance to win the WWBA Championship.
Scouting notes on Joe Mahoney, who made his 2011 Arizona Fall League debut.
An early 2012 MLB Draft top 50 prospects list. Overall, the 2012 draft class is heavy on high school pitchers and power bats.
Don was in attendance for today’s Arizona Fall League Game — Surprise vs. Mesa — and provided us with some scouting notes on the O’s prospects.
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.
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.
Pedro Strop is a power pitcher who can throw 94-95 mph with some late life off to the right side of the plate. His slider has some work for repetitive action, but shows as a potential swing and miss offering in the mid 80s.