I was listening to MLB radio. They have a show called "Minors & majors" with Grant Paulsen. They had a guest on, I can't remember his name, but they were describing him as a really good judge of farm systems.
As luck would have it, they were focusing on the ALe. They asked the guy about the O's farm system. He said Bundy & Gausman are great, and Schoop is good, but not special. then he said the rest of their farm system falls off the cliff after that. he mentioned some names like Avery, but he said none of them really project to be anything that will impact the club.
he actually said Avery isn't a MLB caliber ballplayer. when he said that, it made me think he really is a good judge, because I couldn't agree more. Avery is horrible. hopfully he'll get better.
it seems the O's are still really hurting at the MiLB levels. DD's going to have to keep pulling rabbits out of his hat for awhile.