Taylor Guerrieri is most likely not in play for the Orioles at #4, but a talented prospect with a good chance to reach his high ceiling.
Through nine 2011 starts spanning 49 2/3 innings, Bobby Bundy has accumulated 8.52 strikeouts, 1.81 walks, and 0.36 home runs per nine innings, while showing the strongest ground ball tendencies of his young career.
George Springer shows flashes of being the best power bat in the class with the ability to man center field. In any draft, those two key factors makes him an intriguing prospect.
On stuff alone, few prospects match Bauer’s ability on the hill and he should be on the Orioles’ short list of players to select at #4.
Sonny Gray’s stuff, including a 93-96 mph fastball, has him as one of the best arms in the 2011 draft class, but many are divided on his role as a professional.
Francisco Lindor is a high school shortstop from Montverde Academy HS (Fla) and is considered a top 15 overall talent in this year’s draft class.
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.
Baseball Americans Jim Callis was kind enough to answers a bunch of questions regarding the Orioles and their prospects.