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Friday, November 02, 2012

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: Orioles

Bundy and the strangers beside him.

1. Dylan Bundy, rhp
2. Kevin Gausman, rhp
3. Jonathan Schoop, 2b/ss
4. Nicky Delmonico, 1b/2b
5. Eduardo Rodriguez, lhp
6. L.J. Hoes, of
7. Xavier Avery, of
8. Mike Wright, rhp
9. Branden Kline, rhp
10. Adrian Marin, ss

...They also have the game’s best pitching prospect in righthander Dylan Bundy, who made his major league debut in September at age 19. In scouting director Gary Rajisch’s first draft with Baltimore, the club landed another potential frontline starter in Kevin Gausman, the No. 4 overall pick.

Beyond Bundy and Gausman, the Orioles farm system lacks depth. But if the club can continue to win at the major league level and Duquette can keep plugging holes, Baltimore won’t have to rush prospects and will have time to build up its system.

Repoz Posted: November 02, 2012 at 08:44 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 02, 2012 at 09:25 AM (#4290729)
The quality drops off considerably after the top 2. Schoop's probably a Jose Altuve type although his minor league performance hasn't been nearly as good as Altuve's.

-- MWE
   2. escabeche Posted: November 02, 2012 at 09:34 AM (#4290733)
I follow the Orioles pretty closely and even I have never heard of 8,9,10 on this list.
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 02, 2012 at 09:40 AM (#4290736)
Nicky Delmonico? Awesome name.

It sounds like some morning zoo's recurring joke Italian character.
   4. Worrierking Posted: November 02, 2012 at 09:57 AM (#4290755)
Bundy and the strangers beside him.


Repoz, kudos to you for consistently making me chuckle with the sub headlines. I don't get them all, but I don't think it's a bad assumption that the ones I don't get are pretty clever too.
   5. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: November 02, 2012 at 10:03 AM (#4290757)
Kline and Marin were the 2nd and 3rd round picks this year. They played pretty well, but obviously we'll know a lot more after next year. I believe Wright was a 2011 draft pick. The 1b they took in the 4th or 5th round looks like he can hit a little.
   6. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: November 02, 2012 at 10:09 AM (#4290763)
Delmonico is from a powerhouse baseball family - brother Tony was a 6th round pick out of FSU, other brother Joey played at Georgia, and their dad was the long-time coach at Tennessee.

Anyway, lousy system.
   7. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 02, 2012 at 10:28 AM (#4290785)
Anyway, lousy system.


It would look better with Machado still on the list; he is no longer eligible because of too much major league PT. But it's not deep at all, and other than Bundy and maybe Gausman there's no impact talent.

-- MWE
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 02, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4290924)
Bundy, Gausman, Schoop, Delmonico, and Rodriguez: Bros before Hoes.
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 02, 2012 at 01:30 PM (#4290928)
I was surprised that the Dodgers were so quick to cut bait on Tony Delmonico. He'd never really had a bad season until 2012, and he always looked to me like a guy who might turn it up a notch if he didn't have to learn a new position every two or three weeks.
   10. Dan Posted: November 02, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4290940)
4. Nicky Delmonico, 1b/2b


It's not often that you see a guy listed as 1B/2B. 1B/3B, sure, but how often is a guy big/tall enough to play first base and also agile enough that he's got a shot at sticking at 2nd base?
   11. JJ1986 Posted: November 02, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4290941)
Bundy, Gausman, Schoop, Delmonico, and Rodriguez: Bros before Hoes.


This is awesome. (Do Gausman and Rodriguez have brothers in pro ball? I know the other three do/did.)
   12. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: November 02, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4290958)
Gausman's older brother was briefly a Royal farmhand (also a pitcher). Rodriguez, I don't know.
   13. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 02, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4290981)
It looks like Sharlon Schoop isn't going to make it to the majors. Jonathan Schoop should adopt his brother's name so we can have someone named Sharlon Schoop in our lives. Or change it to Scharlon Shoop, just to be entirely confusing.
   14. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 02, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4291014)
3. Jonathan Schoop, 2b/ss

Is it in his glove? Oh no, that's just his arm.
Is it in his bat? Oh no, that's just his charm.
   15. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 02, 2012 at 03:28 PM (#4291052)

Is it in his glove? Oh no, that's just his arm.
Is it in his bat? Oh no, that's just his charm.


Has anyone else ever seen the Shoop Shoop Girls at Great Falls, Montana? We were there in 2007 and they were the most awesomely amateurish group of in game entertainers I've ever seen. It looked like they were led by a 60 year old Dance Academy owner who had 3 other ladies in costume. They went around the ballpark recruiting women and girls for their bottom of the 7th dance routine, which was holding up one or the other side of poster board with some word on it, at key times during Sweet Caroline. It was awesomely awful.
   16. DKDC Posted: November 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4291058)
It's pronounced "Scope".

I'd prefer to have both top-end talent and depth, but if I can only have one, I'll take top-end talent. As a half-assed prospect enthusiast, it's just easier to have fewer names to pay attention to.

Of course the top-end talent will be harder for the Orioles to find if they are no longer drafting in the top 10.
   17. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: November 02, 2012 at 03:36 PM (#4291061)
Doesn't matter, that was still funny, Voros.
   18. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: November 02, 2012 at 08:57 PM (#4291294)
Is it in his glove? Oh no, that's just his arm.
Is it in his bat? Oh no, that's just his charm.

This is hilarious

It's pronounced "Scope".

Not anymore it isn't.
   19. escabeche Posted: November 02, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4291361)
Orioles last six first-round picks are Gausman, Bundy, Manny Machado, Matthew Hobgood, Brian Matusz, and Matt Wieters, all with picks between 3 and 5. That's actually a pretty fair haul for those picks.

Before that, though, it was Nick Markakis and about a decade of utter crap.
   20. NattyBoh Posted: November 03, 2012 at 06:53 AM (#4291492)
Orioles last six first-round picks are Gausman, Bundy, Manny Machado, Matthew Hobgood, Brian Matusz, and Matt Wieters, all with picks between 3 and 5. That's actually a pretty fair haul for those picks.


The Hobgood pick was widely panned at the time. Some of the players selected after Hobgood; Mike Trout, Drew Storen, Zach Wheeler, Aaron Crow, Mike Leake, and Mike Minor. I see Billy Hamilton and Jason Kipnis in the second. It's early and I haven't had my first cup of coffee, but if I look harder I'm sure I'd get even more annoyed.
   21. NattyBoh Posted: November 03, 2012 at 07:01 AM (#4291493)
Before that, though, it was Nick Markakis and about a decade of utter crap.


The immortal Larry Bigbie, crap?
   22. rlc Posted: November 03, 2012 at 03:45 PM (#4291895)
And The Divine Comedy - Paradis, Hale, and Purgatory Smith?

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