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 game in a few years, there is always a chance to get a diamond in the rough on the second day of the draft.
Pick 85: Daniel Klein, RHP, UCLA
Two years ago Daniel Klein had to sit out an entire year after getting shoulder surgery. But after making a full recovery Klein turned into the top closer in all of college baseball. His pitch set consists of a fastball that averages around 91 m.p.h. but can get up to 93; a hard slider that hits between 82 and 85; a curveball with a 6-12 drop that hits around 77 m.p.h., and a change-up with movement of a splitter that hits around 83 m.p.h. Klein was picked by the Orioles in the 24th round in 2007 after he graduated from high school but choose to get extra work at the college level.
2010 Stats: 35 appearances, 44.1 IP, 5-0, 2.03 ERA, 9 saves, 48 K’s
Pick 118: Trent Mummey, CF, Auburn, L/L
Despite missing the first 28 games of the season for Auburn with a high ankle sprain, Mummey quickly got back to form and helped bolster the Tiger lineup. The left handed hitter is not very big (5’10″ 185 lbs) but hits for power. He hit a home run once every nine at-bats. He also only recorded one error the entire season as he recorded a .988 fielding-percentage.
2010 Stats: 153 at-bats, .366 avg, 56 H, 46 R, 15 2B, 17 HR, 54 RBIs
Pick 148: Connor Narron, SS, C.B. Aycock HS, S/R
Narron is the son of former Major League Catcher Jerry Narron but has ability more than just in hit blood lines. He was an AFLAC All-American in 2009 and played in the EAST Coast Showcase as a sophomore and junior. Narron is a decent average hitter, but brings speed as he stole 11 bases off 12 attempts in 27 games.
2010 Stats: 63 at-bats, .317 avg, 20 H, 36 R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 30 RBIs
Pick 178: Dixon Anderson, RHP, California
6’5″, 225-pounds, Anderson hits 94 m.p.h. on his fast ball and also throws a sinking curveball and splitter. He is likely a relief pitcher.
2010 Stats: 17 appearances, 76.2 IP, 5-4, 5.27 ERA, 45 K’s
Pick 208: Matthew Bywater, LHP, Pepperdine
Bywater was projected to go in round five but splits into round seven. He has a low 90′s fastball, average curveball, decent change=up, and pretty solid command on all of them.
2010 Stats: 13 appearances, 97.2 IP, 6-5, 2.40 ERA, 83 K’s
Pick 238: Wynston Sawyer, C, Scripps Ranch HS (CA), R/R
The Eastern League Player of the Year put on nearly 20 pounds of muscle as a senior and should get stronger. He’s just an average, but improve defender.
2010 Stats: .400 avg, 8 R, 10 2B, 7 HR, 38 RBIs
Pick 268: Parker Bridwell, RHP, Hereford HS (TX)
Bridwell was a three-sport athlete at Hereford high, playing basketball, football, and baseball. While he verbally committed to play at Texas Tech, and could use that as a bargaining chip, he is likely to sign.
2010 Stats: 65 IP, 7-2, 2.26 ERA, 106 K’s
Pick 298: Clayton Schrader, RHP, San Jacinto College North
Schrader was the top-rated closer at the JuCo this year. He has a fastball that hits between 92 and 94, a solid slider, and decent curveball.
2010 Stats: 20 appearances, 26.2 IP, 1-0, 2.70 ERA, 11 saves, 47 K’s
Pick 328: Alexander Gonzalez, RHP, Boca Raton Community HS (FL)
He’s a Jamie Moyer type in that his fastball maxed out in the upper-80′s, but he has excellent command on all of his pitches.
2010 Stats: 14 appearances, 4-6, 2.48 ERA, 69 K’s
Pick 358: Ryan Hornback, C, San Jacinto College North, R/R
While he is a high average hitter, Hornback is a superb defensive catcher as he committed zero errors this year.
2010 Stats: 164 at-bats, .358 avg, 56 H, 40 R, 12 2B, 0 HR, 30 RBIs
Pick 388: Jeremy Nowak, OF, Mt. Olive College, S/R
The switch hitter was sixth in the nation with 99 hits this year, and started the year on a 35-game hitting streak, second-longest to start a season in Division II history.
2010 Stats: 221 at-bats, .446 avg, 99 H, 17 HR, 79 RBIs
Pick 418: Michael Mosby, 3B, Wabash Valley College, R/R
Mosby has a very good bat and could develop above-average power in his career.
2010 Stats: 215 at-bats, .451 avg, 97 H, 95 R, 24 2B, 18 HR, 82 RBIs
Pick 448: Joe Oliveira, C, Pacific, R/R
He was only a catcher for his four years of college, but by his senior year he called his own games from behind the plate.
2010 Stats: 187 at-bats, .332 avg, 62 H, 46 R, 8 2B, 5 HR, 29 RBIs
Pick 478: Brandon King, OF, Fresno CC, L/L
King isn’t the biggest guy around, but he has a decent swing. His eight home runs led his JuCo Conference.
2010 Stats: 138 at-bats, .370 avg, 51 H, 60 R, 13 2B, 8 HR, 31 RBIs
Pick 508: David Richardson, LF, Hillsborough CC, R/R
Richardson can play both pitcher and outfield, but had much more success in the batters box.
2010 Stats: 121 at-bats, .331 avg, 40 H, 37 R, 6 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBIs
Pick 538: Sebastian Vader, RHP, San Marcos HS (CA)
He certainly has an arm. He was also his high school’s starting quarterback. On the baseball field he was an outfielder and closer good enough to be able to sign a letter of intent to San Diego State after his junior season. He could used that as a bargaining chip against the Orioles.
Pick 568: Kenneth Wise, RHP, Santa Fe CC
He’s pretty big, standing at 6’6″, 225-pounds. He’s likely to be a starter but has a fastball that caps between 89 and 91 m.p.h.
2010 Stats: 12 appearances, 66.0 IP, 5-3, 4.09 ERA, 61 K’s
Pick 598: Matt Drummond, LHP, UCLA
Drummond missed all of the 2009 season with a shoulder injury but turned in nine saves in 11 tries as a red-shirt junior.
2010 Stats: 11 appearances, 10.1 IP, 0-1, 5.23 ERA, 9 saves, 8 K’s
Pick 688: Scott Copeland, RHP, Souther Mississippi
Copeland was absolutely dominate on the mound at Southern Mississippi, earning third-team All-American honors by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Magazine.
2010 Stats: 15 appearances, 96.0 IP, 11-1, 3.75 ERA, 64 K’s
Pick 658: Tanner Murphy, C, Mountain Ridge HS (AZ), L/R
Murphy has a lot of power but is your typical power guy that strikes out a lot. He was second on his team with 17 strikeouts, just one behind the leader.
2010 Stats: 94 at-bats, .351 avg, 33 H, 14 2B, 5 HR, 29 RBIs
Pick 688: Christopher Clinton, CF, Eckerd College, R/R
Clinton brings a lot of speed to the club. He probably won’t be a great hitter but he recorded 40 steals in his college career.
2010 Stats: 188 at-bats, .314 avg, 59 H, 34 R, 8 2B, 7 HR, 36 RBIs, 17 SB
Pick 718: Timonthy Adleman, RHP, Georgetown
Adleman never had a great ERA but was a power pitcher, striking out 114 batters the last two seasons.
2010 Stats: 14 appearances, 83.1 IP, 4-4, 5.51 ERA, 58 K’s
Pick 748: Vincent Zazueta: SS, Arizona Western College, R/R
He isn’t too much of a hitter but he has a solid glove, recording a .910 fielding percentage this year.
2010 Stats: 178 at-bats, .270 avg, 48 H, 27 R, 7 2B, 1 HR, 16 RBIs
Pick 778: Austin Goolsby, C, Embry-Riddle University, R/R
He was drafted by San Francisco in the 49th round last season but got an extra year of work in and developed his power.
2010 Stats: 232 at-bats, .319 avg, 74 H, 24 R, 18 2B, 13 HR, 57 RBIs
Pick 808: Austin Urban, RHP, Richland HS (PA)
He could be either a starter or relief pitcher, but with a signed letter of intent to play at Penn State Urban may not sign a contract.
Pick 838: Jaime Esquivel, RHP, South Houston HS (TX)
He was his high school districts MVP and helped get his high school team to the state play-offs for the first time in 22 years.
Pick 868: Cameron Roth, LHP, UNC Wilmington
Another left handed power pitcher. Roth was his teams leader in both record and ERA.
2010 Stats: 16 appearances, 93.2 IP, 7-4, 2.98 ERA, 74 K’s
Pick 898: Michael Rooney, SS, UNC Wilmington, R/R
Again, the Orioles took just an average hitter at best, but he has a solid glove, recording a .963 fielding percentage.
2010 Stats: 248 at-bats, .282 avg, 70 H, 54 R, 14 2B, 1 HR, 25 RBIs