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.
Francisco Lindor is a high school shortstop from Montverde Academy HS (Fla) and is considered a top 15 overall talent in this year’s draft class.
In 2010, Rendon would have been the first choice for many teams and could have made Mike Rizzo sleepless between selecting him over Bryce Harper.
Cole is easily the best pitcher in the 2011 draft class, a potential ace in a major league rotation, and an All-Star in the making.
If there is a way to describe Jed Bradley, it is prototypical: a left hander with natural sink on everything and a solid ground ball pitcher. He is one of the few college pitchers that can continue to see projection in the future and has only scratched the surface with his abilities.
If he’s available at #4 overall, Danny Hultzen is a very intriguing option for the Orioles come draft day. Here’s a complete breakdown of the Virginia lefty.
What does Jake Arrieta need to do to become the fluid and dynamic type of pitcher who is a constant thorn in the side to teams in the AL East?