The Orioles were ranked pretty low this year on many organizational rankings because the highly-touted minor-league prospects of a couple years ago have graduated to the majors and have started to develop there.
That's why this draft is very important for the O's, because it is said to be a very deep draft class and the Orioles have a chance with the fourth pick of every round to load up on some young talent.
The Orioles got rid of the Bluefield affiliate, so less draftees will sign, which could mean that the money saved from signing less could go into signing the better, more talented players at over-slot values.
With a high pick and loads of talent at the top of the draft, the Orioles came out with a pretty good haul. These are the top 10 players that highlighted the draft class.