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Jun 09

Orioles Select Ryan McKenna

The Orioles took Ryan McKenna with their fourth round (133) pick. The high school outfielder from New Hampshire was ranked at 109 on MLB pipelines top 200. Mckenna is committed to Liberty. Mckenna is the second outfielder taken by the Orioles so far, and Ryan Mountcastle could also find himself in the outfield. The last notable fourth round pick for the Orioles was Brad Bergessen in 2004, but Brian Matusz was also selected 133rd overall by the Angels in 2005. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Orioles Select Garrett Cleavinger in Third Round

With the 102nd overal pick the Orioles selected left handed Oregon closer Garrett Cleavinger. Cleavinger was ranked 178 on MLB pipeline top 200. He has potential for a power fastball that can touch 96 mph at times, but typically sits around 89-92 mph. In his three seasons at Oregon Cleavinger has a 18-4 record,13 saves,and a 1.94 era in 116 innings. He collected 172 strikeouts giving him a 13.34 k/9. Its another pick where the Orioles scouts must have seen something the other scouts did not.

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Jun 09

The Orioles Take Jonathan Hughes

With their second round pick the Orioles selected six foot 185 pound right handed pitcher out of Flowery Branch High School in Georgia. The Georgia Tech commit is ranked 188 by MLB.com. His fastball tops out around 94-96 mph and will settle in around 89-93. He also features a slider in the low 80s. This is another player taken earlier than projected, so there must be something the Orioles scouts saw that they liked. The Orioles next pick is tomorrow at 102 in the third round.

Jun 09

The Orioles Take Ryan Mountcastle

The Orioles took shortstop Ryan Mountcastle out of Hagerty high school in Florida with the final pick of the first round. Mountcastle, six foot four 190 pouds, stands out at the plate. He has tremendous bat speed which leads to high hit speed and above average power. He is not as strong defensively, and while he played shortstop in high school he is believed to end up at either third base or outfield. Read the rest of this entry »

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