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.
Here are 5 things the Orioles need to do to better develop their prospects.
With Andy MacPhail‘s contract expiring at the end of 2011, it’s time to look at possible replacements.
High definition video of Baysox starting pitcher Oliver Drake (August 2011).
High definition video of Baysox first baseman Joe Mahoney batting (July/August 2011).
First baseman Aaron Baker has come over to the Orioles from Pittsburgh in return for Derrek Lee. He will be assigned to Frederick.
Tommy Hunter was the second piece the Orioles received in the Koji Uehara trade.
Chris Davis at one point in time was an untouchable prospect that was seen as a true power hitting first baseman.
Stanford’s Mark Appel is one of the top pitching prospects in the 2012 MLB Draft. With the O’s headed for another top 5 pick, Appel should be on their list of targets.
Breaking down Jonathan Schoop‘s swing by comparing stills from 2010 and 2011 side-by-side.