07 June 2010

2010 1st Rd Open Thread

During the first round and supplement rounds, I'll be keeping a loose open post.

Actual Orioles Selection
1:3 Manny Machado, ss, Brito Miami Private HS

Shadow Orioles Selection
1:3 Karsten Whitson, rhp, Chipley (Fla.) HS

Comments after the jump.

Taillon to the Pirates has apparently solidified. All other news regarding the O's looking for someone other than Manny Machado is drying. Looks like we will have a new SS in the system.

Orioles select Manny Machado and Harold Reynolds delivers the great line when asked if Machadon and Arod are the same . . . "Yes, they are. They are from the Dominican Republic and both grew up in Miami." Great analysis.

You might know that a couple years back, I decided to do an experiment where I would take control of an expansion team. This year was the first MLB year and the teams sits around 21-34. Based on previous expansion scenarios, this team would pick at the end of each round. My first selection would be: Nick Castellanos, 3b, Archbishop McCarthy HS, SW Ranches, Fla. There is some concern about signability with him going this low now, but I believe in the stroke and think someone else has to as well.

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