Top 50 Prospects 2013
Most teams didn’t know Oliver Drake was draft eligible coming out of Navy, but the Orioles did. Baltimore awarded drake a $100,000 bonus as a 43rd round pick.
The Orioles signed Hector Veloz out of the Dominican Republic. Even before he signed, Veloz had already tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol.
Wynston Sawyer signed to an over-slot bonus of $300,000 as the Orioles’ 2010 eighth round draft pick. He was drafted as a catcher but played both there and at first base throughout 2012.
Matt Bywater was the Orioles’ 7th round selection in the 2010 MLB draft. He signed very close to the deadline for $195,000 and made his pro debut in 2011.
Ryan Berry was the Orioles’ 9th round selection in the 2009 MLB draft. He dominated the South Atlantic League in his first taste of professional baseball.
Zach Clark is finally on a 40-man roster after seven years in the minor leagues. He’s also very likely to see the majors in 2013.
Mychal Givens is finally a pitcher after three years of injuries and struggles as a hitter. He hit just .243 for the Shorebirds last season.
The Orioles drafted Ashur Tolliver in 5th round of the 2009 draft and handed him a $200,000 signing bonus.