One of the most interesting aspects of MLB, or any professional sport for that matter, is when draft time rolls around.
A draft provides hope for a struggling team and its fans: a way to attract and acquire young talent at a reasonable rate. And for teams that are on the opposite side of struggling, it helps keep them well-stocked in order for them to swing trades for needs later on down the road or simply take their time to develop a player into a superstar.
Whatever it may be, a draft is never a sure thing. There have been many a player taken early in the first round who flop once they make it to the big leagues and even more who are taken later in the draft and make something of themselves at the sport's highest level.
Over the last 10 years, the Baltimore Orioles have had a hard time making anything of their drafts even though they've had high slots due to poor on-field performance.
But they have had a few names help them out down the road. Big names like catcher Matt Wieters (pictured), third baseman/shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Nick Markakis are making an impact in the bigs.
However, there have been some who many may not have heard of until their time came to make a difference with the parent club. We're going to highlight some of those guys, some of the Orioles' draft steals of the last decade.