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Baseball America Top 10 Orioles Prospects

Baseball America Top 10 Orioles Prospects

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » November 2nd, 2010, 7:41 pm

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/pr ... 10869.html

1. Manny Machado, ss
2. Zach Britton, lhp
3. Xavier Avery, of
4. L.J. Hoes, 2b
5. Dan Klein, rhp
6. Wynn Pelzer, rhp
7. Mychal Givens, ss
8. Ryan Adams, 2b/3b
9. Ryan Berry, rhp
10. Jonathan Schoop, ss

Best Tools
Best Hitter for Average Manny Machado
Best Power Hitter Brandon Waring
Best Strike-Zone Discipline Brian Conley
Fastest Baserunner Glynn Davis
Best Athlete Xavier Avery
Best Fastball Zach Britton
Best Curveball Dan Klein
Best Slider Zach Britton
Best Changeup Dan Klein
Best Control Ryan Berry
Best Defensive Catcher Caleb Joseph
Best Defensive Infielder Manny Machado
Best Infield Arm Billy Rowell
Best Defensive Outfielder Matt Angle
Best Outfield Arm Matt Angle

Nice to see Baseball America giving Schoop some love. They gave him a pretty positive write up in their scouting report. Thoughts?
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Re: Baseball America Top 10 Orioles Prospects

PostPost #2 by hsbaseballcoach » November 3rd, 2010, 12:33 pm

The prospects are correct, but the "best tools" section is from the previous year. Here are the current best tool players in the organization according to BA.

BEST
TOOLS
Best Hitter for Average Manny Machado
Best Power Hitter Brandon Waring
Best Strike-Zone Discipline Brian Conley
Fastest Baserunner Glynn Davis
Best Athlete Xavier Avery
Best Fastball Zach Britton
Best Curveball Dan Klein
Best Slider Zach Britton
Best Changeup Dan Klein
Best Control Ryan Berry
Best Defensive Catcher Caleb Joseph
Best Defensive Infielder Manny Machado
Best Infield Arm Billy Rowell
Best Defensive Outfielder Matt Angle
Best Outfield Arm Matt Angle
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Re: Baseball America Top 10 Orioles Prospects

PostPost #3 by Jordan Tuwiner » November 3rd, 2010, 5:25 pm

Fixed. Kind of surprised to see Angle get Strongest Arm. Brian Conley has a rocket. Shorebirdfan are you here?
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Re: Baseball America Top 10 Orioles Prospects

PostPost #4 by Shorebirdfan » November 3rd, 2010, 5:58 pm

Hey everyone yes I am. I guess I'll point out first that it says "Best arm" not strongest arm. Angle throws extremely accurately and has a strong arm (for a guy his size). That said however, Conley has a cannon and is almost as accurate. His arm is so strong they actually worked him behind the plate in practice this past season. Overall on arm only, I'll take Conley hands down.

Good call Jordan.
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Re: Baseball America Top 10 Orioles Prospects

PostPost #5 by Shorebirdfan » November 3rd, 2010, 9:22 pm

Actually what does everyone think about Rowell getting best IF arm? Not sure I agree with that either. The few games I saw Givens this season I thoughts he had a strong arm, but did not appear to be very accurate throwing on the move. I've always liked Henson's arm from 3B. Florimon has a nice arm, and although not the strongest, Miclat plays smart and gets himself into good throwing position as he approaches the ball making for a quick release. What does everyone think about this selection?
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Re: Baseball America Top 10 Orioles Prospects

PostPost #6 by hsbaseballcoach » November 7th, 2010, 10:52 pm

Givens has a cannon. This was the tool that allowed him to be drafted so high for over slot money. I do not see him staying as a position player though. The O's debated on turning him into a pitcher when they drafted him (he was at 94mph in HS off the bump) and I think that is where his future will be. He is old for only being just a year removed from HS so I hope they make that move soon.
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