No doubt about it, the Orioles have one of the worst farm systems in baseball.
Aside from two very talented prospects at the top, the system is lacking in just about every way imaginable. Their top power-hitting prospect is Brandon Waring, who has slugged at least 20 home runs in five consecutive seasons. He is also 25 years old, still playing in Double-A ball, and has a career .234 average in games played above High-A ball.
Their top speed guy is arguably Kyle Hudson. Yes, the former Illinois wide-receiver made his big-league debut this past season, but he has only logged 46 extra-base hits (and zero homers) in 389 minor league contests.
Not exactly awe-inspiring talent.
Luckily, the two guys at the top, right-hander Dylan Bundy and shortstop Manny Machado, are arguably the top performers at their respective positions in all of the minors. Unfortunately for new team president Dan Duquette, it takes more than two players to rebuild a farm system, no matter how talented they happen to be.
So without further ado, let's delve into the heart of the Orioles farm system and see if we can come up with 10 players worthy of attention.
Ladies and gentlemen, the top 10 Orioles prospects.