Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/27/13
When you consistently have a top 5 pick in the MLB draft, finding talent is rather easy. The Baltimore Orioles have had mixed results with their past ten first round draft picks, but a stretch of six straight top 5 picks produced several quality players. The years of futility for the Orioles look to be finally paying off, as they have some of the best young talent in the majors. Here’s how the past ten years of first round drafting has panned out for the O’s: 2013: Hunter Harvey, SP, 22nd overall The Orioles drafted Hunter Harvey straight out of high school with the 22nd pick in 2013. He’s a tall, lanky right-hander from Bandys High School in Catawba, NC, and he dominated during his senior year, going 8-0 with a 0.38 ERA in 54.2 innings. His success has carried over into the minors, where he has a 1.02 ERA in 17.2 innings at the lower levels. He currently pitches in Single-A, and he’s the Orioles’ fourth-ranked prospect, per MLB.com. 2012: Kevin Gausman, SP, 4th overall Gausman has ...
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