We compile five of the more respected Top 100 Prospect lists to find out how the the top Orioles prospects stack up against their peers.
We compile the Top 10 Baltimore Prospect lists from six national publications into one master list to determine a composite top 10 for 2014.
The deadline to move players to the 40-man roster and keep them ineligible from December's Rule-5 draft came at midnight.
Some quick links & quotes on the Orioles 2013 1st round draft pick, HS RHP Hunter Harvey
Eddie Gamboa made his first start of the 2013 season for AA Bowie this afternoon. Ordinarily, this would not exactly be news except for the fact that Gamboa is attempting to reinvent himself as a knuckleball pitcher. I watched Eddie's six-inning, no-hit start at Harrisburg today on MiLB.TV and my observations are inside.
This is an interesting interview with Henry Urrutia conducted in the Dominican Republic a few weeks before the Cuban defector made his way to the United States. We had previously heard bits and pieces of Urrutia's story but it is very interesting – to me at least – to hear about his journey in greater detail directly from the source. The 26-year old has already been through a lot to even get to this point – as detailed in the above video – and still has some obstacles to overcome to reach his goal of playing the in Major Leagues.
Baseball Prospectus released their Top 10 Orioles Prospect list today which basically ends the "prospect list season". Below I have gathered the Top 10 Orioles Prospects from seven different sources: Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, Keith Law (ESPN), MLB.com, Orioles Hangout, and John Sickels (Minor League Ball). At the end of the chart, I compiled composite rankings by assigning a score of 10 for every #1 ranking, 9 for every #2 ranking, and so on. Overall, the top 5 were relatively consistent among all of the lists. There is a bit of a drop off between Delmonico at #5 and Hoes at #6, but the big drop comes after that. There were very few consensus picks among #7 through #10 but it is hard to argue with any of the placements.