Frankie Piliere, formerly of Saberscouting and the Texas Rangers, put up his top 100 prospects over at MLB fanhouse. The Orioles make the list with:
8. Brian Matusz
42. Josh Bell
48. Jake Arrieta
55. Zach Britton
He had mentioned before in a chat that Erbe had just missed the 100 player limit.
Additional players from our shadow minor league system: None.
I would also regard this as a pretty fair assessment as well. It puts the Orioles system as average to very slightly above average. That fit in with our study modifying Wang's methodology to free agent cost efficiency. From Sickels' grades, Brandon Erbe was a tweener for a top 100 list. So were our shadow selections Tim Melville and Zach Wheeler.