22 May 2011

Draftees with Orioles Bloodlines

Thanks to the list Baseball America put together, we can see which 2011 draftees have Oriole relations.  As far as I can tell, it seems pretty extensive.


Dylan Bundy, RHP Owasso HS (Bobby Bundy, RHP, Frederick)
Bundy will like go within the first five picks in the draft with an outside shot at being number one.  He is a rare high school pitcher who is thought to be on a two year fast track through the minors.  His stuff is that good.

Ryan Hornback, C San Jacinto JC (Riley Hornback, C, Delmarva)
Hornback was drafted last year round by the Tampa Bay Rays.  He has also signed a commitment to Ole Miss.  I do not know a thing about him.

Matt Snyder, 1B Mississippi (Brandon Snyder, 1B, Baltimore)
Snyder has shown good power and contact in Mississippi.  However, he is largely not considered to be a top five round pick.  My expectation is that he will fall somewhere between rounds seven to ten.

Next Generation

Brandon Lodge, RHP UCLA (Stepfather Bobby Grich, 2B, Baltimore)
Lodge is an eligible sophomore.  He has struggled two years in a row with his performance and I do not remember any of his outings.

Jesse Mesa, 2B College of Charleston (Father Jose Mesa, RHP, Baltimore)
Mesa has not shown good contact, on base skills, or power.  He might be a late round flyer or a showing of good will.

Patrick Palmeiro, UTL UAB (Father Rafael Palmiero, 1B, Baltimore)
Palmeiro shows power, but nothing else.

Lance Roenicke, OF UCSB (Uncle Gary Roenicke, OF, Baltimore)
Roenicke is playing collegiate ball and often that is good enough.

Shane Zeile, SS Valencia HS (Uncle Todd Zeile, 3B/DH, Baltimore)
UCLA committed Zeile has shown decent power.  However, I am not hearing his name mentioned.  He might be a later selection and may benefit from getting a few years of seasoning on the college stage.

Further Relation

DJ Gentile, DH Cal Poly (Cousin Jim Gentile, 1B Baltimore)
Designated Hitter Gentile is a DH who has no power or ability to get on base.

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