1. 2011 MLB Mock Draft 4.0: Shaking Up the Order and the Picks

    More than a month ago, during my last 2011 MLB mock draft, the Orioles were in line for the No. 1 pick. Since then, they've been one of the hottest teams in baseball, and they also ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 5 years ago 8,945 reads 2 comments

  2. The Best From the Nest: The 2010 Orioles Minor League All-Star Team

    For as little wealth as the Orioles offered at the big league level this season, they made up for it with a plethora of minor league stars, and since these are the guys who are going ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 63 reads 4 comments

  3. Spreading Their Wings: Front-Runners for Baltimore Orioles Minor League POY

    The 2010 season has been kind to the Baltimore Orioles minor-league system.This is great news, because the 2010 season has been a plague for the big league club, who aside from snagging manager Buck Showalter, has failed to incite any real excitement...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,223 reads 0 comments

  4. Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, and the Largest Draft Signing Bonuses

    Over the past decade, draft bonuses handed out after the MLB draft have skyrocketed. Where a $1 million signing bonus once seemed like an over-generous offer, a good chunk of the players ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 6,300 reads 0 comments

  5. Baltimore Orioles' Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, August 17th

    The Orioles have been seemingly rejuvenated under Buck Showalter, and while he hasn't really set his sights on the minor leagues, he has stated on several occasions that he's looking forward to evaluating the entire organization once the season ends...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,028 reads 0 comments

  6. Baltimore Orioles 2010 Draft Update: Who's Going To Sign, Who's Not?

    We're only one day away from the Major League Baseball draft signing deadline, and so far, it's looking like the Orioles draft is shaping up to be one of the most impressive of any team, and, by the way, one of the more expensive...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,199 reads 1 comments

  7. Strasburg Who? The Real Studs from the 2010 Rookie Class

    You can make the argument that baseball's rookie class of 2010 is the best ever.It boasts arguably the best pitching prospect ever in Stephen Strasburg, who would be a shoe-in for the ROY award if he wasn't on such a strict innings limit...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 3,773 reads 41 comments

  8. 2011 MLB Mock Draft 3.0: Is There A New Number One?

    No joke, there's been more projective (or is it prospective?) changes to the top of the 2011 MLB draft board than there have been BP press conferences in the past month...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 8,420 reads 15 comments

  9. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, August 4th

    The top half of this week's "who's hot and who's not" has a rather familiar feel to it, with five of the first seven players occupying spots in my preseason Top 30 rankings, including ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 230 reads 3 comments

  10. Wynn's the Right Time To Meet the Newest Baltimore Oriole?

    The Orioles completed a trade, sending Miguel Tejada out West once again. In case you don't remember, this is the second time the O's have traded the third-baseman. The first time came in December 2007...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 769 reads 2 comments

  11. 2010 MLB Trade Deadline: 10 Prospects Who Aren't Going Anywhere

    "Untouchable." Around this time every year, that word is tossed around as teams wheel and deal and try to make moves to secure a shot at the playoffs...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 3,335 reads 14 comments

  12. Ten Most Talented Prospects Traded At The 2010 Deadline...So Far

    There's still five more days until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, but the biggest news so far, has been the lack of any blockbuster trades...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 2,477 reads 11 comments

  13. 2011 MLB Draft: Updates on the Projected Top Picks

    The Major League Baseball draft is well on its way to becoming similar to the NFL draft. There is no off-season. And in the case of most of these players, that's the actual truth...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 6,751 reads 5 comments

  14. MLB To Test for HGH: What It Means for You, Me and Everyone Else

    Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced yesterday that, effective immediately, minor league baseball players will be subject to mandatory, random testing for HGH...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 499 reads 19 comments

  15. Stephen Strasburg-Less ASG Receives Lowest Ratings Ever...Go Figure

    So by now I'm sure you all know that the 2010 All-Star game received the lowest ratings ever. Like, ever ever...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 64 reads 1 comments

  16. Anthony Rendon Suffers Broken Ankle, Casts Doubt on 2011 Number One Pick

    Maybe you haven't heard, but Anthony Rendon , the slugging Rice third baseman who many believe will be the No...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,706 reads 1 comments

  17. Cod Anyone? Players Earning Some Serious Coin At The Cape League

    The Cape Cod Baseball League is one of the most historic and prestigious summer leagues out there. And every year, dozens upon dozens of players, looking to improve their draft stock, ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 86 reads 6 comments

  18. Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot/Who's Not, July 19 (Extended Edition)

    There has been a ton of hot this week for the Orioles. I'm going to go ahead and start here, by mentioning the stellar starting rotation of the Delmarva Shorebirds...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,083 reads 0 comments

  19. Ten Best Prospect Bets To Impact Playoff Contenders Come September

    Ever since David Price's shut-down relief pitching a few years ago in the ALCS, teams have become more dependent on hot-shot prospects down the stretch...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 855 reads 7 comments

  20. The Best From The Nest: Re-Ranking The Orioles Top 30 Prospects

    The Orioles have seen tons of graduations from the minors to the big leagues in the past few years. Last year was tops, with the O's losing five of their top ten prospects to the big-league club...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,858 reads 1 comments

  21. 2010 Trade Dealine: How To Bring Yonder Alonso To Baltimore

    I don't know if you've heard...but Joey Votto is apparently the hottest thing to hit Cincinnati since the Big Red Machine. He's 26, coming into his prime, a recently-named All-Star, and he is the leader of the Red's playoff-bound (hopefully) 2010 squad...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 725 reads 1 comments

  22. 2010 Mid-Season Minor League All-Star Team

    So, we're now more than halfway through the MiLB season. And what an incredible season it has been for one of the up-and-coming leagues in American sports...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 633 reads 0 comments

  23. The Mummey Rises: What To Expect From Baltimore's Fourth-Round Pick

    I had probably the same reaction as most when the Orioles announced Trent Mummey as the team's fourth-round pick a few weeks ago. Nice name, but......

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 79 reads 1 comments

  24. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, July 1.

    Is there possibly a better way to celebrate Josh Bell's graduation to Baltimore than with a "Who's Hot and Who's Not" feature? I think not. But it wasn't just Bell having a great two-week period...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 816 reads 1 comments

  25. College World Series 2010: Players Earning Some Serious Coin at the CWS

    The College World Series is in full swing, and we've already witnessed some fantastic....heck, historic performances. Anyone who witnessed Gerrit Cole's eight-inning, 13-strikeout gem, consider yourself lucky...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 3,712 reads 3 comments