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The Orioles Biggest Day is Tomorrow-Rule 5 Draft

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Perfect example of getting lost in the weeds and not focusing on the bigger picture-like improving the starting pitching and what plagues player development...

and our unwillingness to spend internationally...but I digress.

Here is a rundown of potential condidates. From what I read-a lot of good pitching prospects so would be disappointed if we don't pick a pitcher.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2017-rule-5-draft-preview-v-1-4/#b8VkBWOOBX1F7oY4.97

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The rule 5 draft is Big Dan's Christmas day. 

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1 minute ago, weird-O said:

The rule 5 draft is Big Dan's Christmas day. 

It is the only presents he can afford.

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17 minutes ago, johnpolitics said:

It is the only presents he can afford.

So true

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11 minutes ago, dshawg1 said:

We picked LHP Cortes from Yankees, good pick actually.

I'm not familiar with him. But I'll say this, it must be nice to have a farm system that's so deep, you can leave a quality pitcher exposed.

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20 minutes ago, weird-O said:

I'm not familiar with him. But I'll say this, it must be nice to have a farm system that's so deep, you can leave a quality pitcher exposed.

Had him pegged as being a long man / spot starter ala Ramiro Mendoza from back in the um...day. 

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28 minutes ago, weird-O said:

I'm not familiar with him. But I'll say this, it must be nice to have a farm system that's so deep, you can leave a quality pitcher exposed.

Yep.

 

They went onto to select 2 more pitchers (one Jose Mesa's son). Both of these picks (after Cortes) seem like REAL long shots with little chance of making the team. I don't understand the logic there but I do like Cortes.

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3 hours ago, dshawg1 said:

We picked LHP Cortes from Yankees, good pick actually.

Doesn't seem as if he has lights-out stuff or a power arm, however. Appears to top out in the high 80s with his fastball, yet he keeps getting hitters out.

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Per Brit - DD sees Cortes vying for a starting rotation spot

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4 hours ago, dshawg1 said:

Yep.

 

They went onto to select 2 more pitchers (one Jose Mesa's son). Both of these picks (after Cortes) seem like REAL long shots with little chance of making the team. I don't understand the logic there but I do like Cortes.

Maybe they can get a good look at them in camp and if they think they have some promise they can trade for them. Keeping 4 Rule 5 picks on Opening Day would be crazy.

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26 minutes ago, weird-O said:

Per Brit - DD sees Cortes vying for a starting rotation spot

Diminutive finesse guy with a deceptive delivery which should prove to be brutal on lefties. 23 years of age and he just decimated the competition in the minors

Honestly - that's a great pick. Can't protect 'em all. 

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36 minutes ago, EnochRoot said:

Diminutive finesse guy with a deceptive delivery which should prove to be brutal on lefties. 23 years of age and he just decimated the competition in the minors

Honestly - that's a great pick. Can't protect 'em all. 

Finally, a sliver of good news for O's fans :mellow:

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Sounds like they got some decent arms.

And Jose Mesa again! YES! It's 1991 all over again!

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