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Orioles Draft Hometown Hitters Knight and Velleggia, 14 Other Marylanders Get Name Called

June 10, 2010 |

In the 50-round First-Year Player Draft, the Baltimore Orioles called the names of two Marylanders, Austin Knight and Joe Velleggia. In the 37th round, with the drafts 1,108th pick, former Boy’s Latin Standout, Knight was selected by the Orioles out of Palm Beach Community College.  The switch hitting second baseman hit .347 in 150 at [...]

MLB Draft: Day 3 Recap

June 10, 2010 |

The odds are a lot of the players selected on Day 3 of the First-Year Player Draft will be out of the league in a few year while most of the high school kids, or college players with more eligibility, will not even sign a contract and attempt to raise their stock.  But that does [...]

MLB Draft: Day 2 Recap

June 09, 2010 |

While the Orioles did not have a pick in the second round after they traded it to get closer Mike Gonzalez, the team made 28 picks, and still have a day to go.  Now granted, the majority of these players selected will not even make it to the majors, or are likely out of the [...]

Machado It Is

Machado It Is

June 07, 2010 |

A little surprise by the Pirates could really benefit the Orioles in the future. The first pick went as expected as the Washington Nationals took Bryce Harper.  The next two picks were pretty much set, but the order was up in the air.  While the Pirates were expected to pass on the high school arm [...]

Hernandez Could Be A Decent Candidate For Closer

Hernandez Could Be A Decent Candidate For Closer

June 07, 2010 |

Why not give the guy a shot?  It can’t hurt. Even though the Orioles snapped their 10-game winning streak with a 4-3, 11 inning win over the Boston Red Sox one thing remained the same: the Orioles did not have a guy that could close out the game for a save. All season the Orioles [...]