To Rising O's: You've more guts than me as I too have been trying to get a beat on the upcoming draft. However, it's so incredibly convoluted. You couldn't have paid me to start a thread just yet.
Best Link I have found to day with some thought:http://www.minorleagueball.com/2013/2/22/4013450/2013-mlb-draft-top-100-draft-prospects
Also keep an eye out here where Don Olsen (Whom is a member here) contributes from time to time. Usually some good info regarding high school kids is posted.http://bullpenbanter.com/
If I had to list a few prospects I thought the Orioles might have interest in Round 1 (22) and the Competitive Balance choice (37)John Paul Crawford, SS, California HS
(Also commonly listed as J.P. Crawford) - SS/2B are two of the toughest positions to draft, develop and turn into everyday contributors. This is anything but a thrilling class for SS or 2B so this kid will go in the first round even with a poor senior year.Robert Kaminsky, LHP, New Jersey HS
- He's not the Big prototypical SP prospect, but the team has need of LHSP and while it will be a wait. He looks like he could become a solid back of the rotation type.Marco Gonzales, LHP, Gonzaga, JR
- College version of Kamisky. Not going to be a TOR type in anyone's mind but still could become a solid SP with less of a wait.Chris Rivera, SS, California HS
- Another middle infielder with a fine bat. Just young and as always it's questionable what position he stays at.Cord Sandberg, OF, Florida HS
- This year's version of Bubba Starling (not quite as hyped). Does he go to school? Play football? Or want to have a safer career on the diamond?Jacoby Jones, OF, Louisiana State, JR
- A lot a varying opinions on this young man. Though I've a feeling he shoots up draft boards.Matthew McPhearson, OF, Maryland HS
- Local kid, that looks like a future lead off candidate. However, is he going to school? Are scouts sold on him?
Near as I can tell it's not a really talented or deep draft class. A number of high upside High School Catchers exist. Though it's a long way 5-6 years at least to develop them if it all works out. Also there doesn't appear to be a great deal of toolsy raw talents out there at any position (Listed this early). The Orioles scouting department will have it's hands full making sense of a very convoluted spring high school and college season.