There was a nice piece this morning from from Dan and Jeff in the Sun. It specifcially was highlighting the 2007 draft class and wondering out loud if it were the best draft from the Orioles.Matt Wieters
and Jake Arrieta
are already up and look to be long term guys. Maybe neither become the All-Star's that were invisioned, but two locks of 10 year type players in one draft class is a huge WIN for Joe Jordan.
Joe Mahoney and Matt Angle could be situational role player at the very least. I think people are selling Mahoney short because of his size, athletism, drooling raw power tool could make him a strong power hitter. Both guys need to make another jump to be considered everyday type players. I remember people saying the same exact sentence for Brian Roberts
and this turned out fairly well.
Brandon Cooney should be a lock for the 7th inning role one day. Say what you will, but this is high praise for an after thought 30th round selection.
Tim Bascom may not be the future starter I once thought in 2008, but he could be a long arm out of the pen and you never know. The talent is in his arm to be a back of the rotation guy. Still way too young to give up on his potential.