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Erbe has been hurt way too much at this point that he can be dropped as a "prospect" and could be an "organizational" type of pitcher. It is not automatic and it does not mean he is not going to be in Baltimore one day, but his performance in Norfolk and injury bug may make him just another run of the mill "C" prospect.
You have to ask him, but I can see him take this type of view to justify his omission.
Esskay wrote:Jordan, you were a vocal supporter of Angle all year: is he an odd omission from the list?
There's a good case for taking any of the guys on John's preliminary list over Angle, so I can see why he's not listed. But I do believe he's going to have a nice career as a 4th OF who's going to give you defense, OBP and SB's. I'd have him on there.
Maybe we are all missing the point. It is a very good thing to have guys missing that could be productive players for the Orioles one day. It means this system does not lack depth and have quality prospects at all levels.