1. 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...

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  2. 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 almost 5 years ago 874 reads 7 comments

  3. 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 almost 5 years ago 1,873 reads 1 comments

  4. 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 almost 5 years ago 742 reads 1 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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 5 years ago 86 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 5 years ago 833 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 5 years ago 3,743 reads 3 comments

  9. 2011 MLB Mock Draft 2.0...High Schoolers Included!!

    Don't let the ridiculous pants fool you... Left-hander Daniel Norris has some serious skill and is starting to gain some helium with his sights set on being a top-five pick in next year's MLB draft...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 24,789 reads 6 comments

  10. Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, June 17

    It's been an exciting time for Orioles prospects. The past few weeks have seen the rise of Jake Arrieta to the big league club, where he has done more than just hold his own (a sub 3...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,093 reads 1 comments

  11. How Will Jake Arrieta's Debut Compare To Recent Orioles Rookies'?

    Orioles' top pitching prospect Jake Arrieta will make his Major League debut this evening, taking on the vaunted Yankees...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 176 reads 1 comments

  12. 2011 MLB Mock Draft...Because It's Never Too Early

    Scouts will tell you, minutes after the MLB draft is over, the task begins of putting together lists for who will be the top talent for next year's draft. Luckily, the scouts have me...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 42,663 reads 9 comments

  13. 2010 MLB Draft Results: Getting To Know Manny Machado, the Orioles' New SS

    So I just spent the past three months obsessing over Jameson Taillon, and in an effort to get myself over Big-J (that's my nickname for him :), I've decided to immerse myself in Manny Machado...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,065 reads 1 comments

  14. 2010 MLB Draft Recap: Harper Goes First...Cards, Angels, and Rays Big Winners

    All day long, I'll be updating the 2010 MLB draft via running article/blog. Hopefully, they'll be some good news coming out later today clarifying what's going to go down after the Nationals pop Bryce Harper at number one...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 2,877 reads 6 comments

  15. Prince Fielder To Baltimore? What Would It Take?

    "Grow the arms and buy the bats." That's the philosophy Andy MacPhail said he was going to try to rebuild the once great Baltimore franchise with. So here we are, three years later...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,161 reads 15 comments

  16. Which Baltimore Orioles' Prospects Are Tearing It Up?

    So, we're officially one-third of the way through the minor league season. It's time to review who's tearing it up among Orioles minor leaguers (non-prospects too!), and get to know the guys who are raking...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,242 reads 0 comments

  17. Most Likely to Hit 40 Home Runs and Other 2010 MLB Draft Superlatives

    Unless Bryce Harper goes all Matt Bush on us, it's a pretty safe bet that he'll be the surest bet to have the longest, most prosperous (not to mention most lucrative) career of any 2010 draftee...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 4,073 reads 24 comments

  18. 2010 MLB Draft: Who's Going to Impact Their Parent Club the Quickest?

    The Nationals were blessed to have the number one pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. With that dubious honor, they were able to select possibly the finest draft prospect in history, Stephen Strasburg, who will be making his big league debut in just a few days...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,224 reads 3 comments

  19. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot, Who's Not, May 28

    Jake Arrieta leads a stellar class of "who's hot," for the last week and a half, while Kam Mickolio leads the other half, the "who's not-ers." So let's get right to it... The bi-weekly edition of "Who's Hot, Who's Not...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 374 reads 0 comments

  20. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot, Who's Not (May 19)

    Where it's been quite an exciting time for minor league prospectors such as myself, it hasn't been too thrilling for Orioles fans...

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  21. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, May 4

    If you're an Orioles fan, all of a sudden, there's a lot to be terribly excited about. The big league team has a nice little winning streak going, no-hitters are being tossed at the ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 89 reads 2 comments

  22. Which Baltimore Orioles Jersey Do I Buy?

    So I'm in the market for a new baseball jersey. An Orioles one of course. And I'm having a hard time deciding. Ergo, I've decided to air my deliberations publicly and hopefully elicit some advice on who to purchase and why...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 1,126 reads 5 comments

  23. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, April 26

    Fresh off the Orioles third win of the year, a heart-pounding, nearly coma-inducing 8-7 win over the Bo Sox, I present the second edition of "Who's Hot and Who's Not" for 2010...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 632 reads 0 comments

  24. Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, April 14

    No doubt, it's been a rough week for the Baltimore Orioles. The roughest. Blown saves, surrendering four leads after the 8th inning, struggling with men in scoring position. It's been downright ugly...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 669 reads 1 comments

  25. Orioles Second Baseman Brian Roberts Headed to the Disabled List—Now What?

    So it wasn't his back, but it looks like Brian Roberts will be headed to the DL. Roberts came up wincing and in noticeable pain after swiping his second base of the year in the first inning of the Orioles home opener against the Blue Jays...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 467 reads 1 comments