With the help of Baseball Reference’s draft database, I have compiled a spreadsheet of every first-round (and first supplemental round) pick ever (June regular draft when applicable). First, some rudimentary data regarding first-round picks: Percentage of first-round picks that reached the majors: 59 (914/1547) — this includes picks from 2009 and 2010, for whom it [...]
In 2010, Rendon would have been the first choice for many teams and could have made Mike Rizzo sleepless between selecting him over Bryce Harper.
Cole is easily the best pitcher in the 2011 draft class, a potential ace in a major league rotation, and an All-Star in the making.
Baseball America’s Ben Badler provided some excellent insight on the Orioles’ overall international presence, the hesitation with foreign ballplayers and more.
If there is a way to describe Jed Bradley, it is prototypical: a left hander with natural sink on everything and a solid ground ball pitcher. He is one of the few college pitchers that can continue to see projection in the future and has only scratched the surface with his abilities.
If he’s available at #4 overall, Danny Hultzen is a very intriguing option for the Orioles come draft day. Here’s a complete breakdown of the Virginia lefty.
We’re less than two months away from the MLB Draft, which means it’s time to focus on possible O’s prospects of the future. The 2011 draft class looks to be one of the most impressive groups of talent in years, and Orioles Nation will provide full coverage up until and through draft day.
There are 3 collegiate SP’s with top-of-the-rotation ceilings who’d fit nicely with the O’s.