Thursday, June 11, 2009

What's the Story on These Draft Picks?

"The steal of the draft may have come in round seven when El Toro pitcher Aaron Wirsch was taken by the Baltimore Orioles with pick No. 206."

-Orange County Illustrated, demonstrating the beauty of local bias


There's a kid from Canada who joined his brother as the only New Brunswick players to be drafted (Jay Johnson), the son of an Oriole great (Steve Bumbry), the draft's first NAIA player selected (Ashur Tolliver), a Dookie (Cameron Coffey), and the brother of the Ravens' starting quarterback (Mike Flacco). All are among the O's 2009 Amateur Draft selections.

Roar from 34 offers a rundown of stories for almost all of the Birds' draft picks through Day 2, plus the first pick from Day 3 since he's related to the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.

Fill in the blanks with MLB.com's O's draft story.


5 Hobgood, Matthew
Orioles draft RHP Hobgood with 5th overall pick


54 Givens, Mychal
Orioles select Plant's Givens


85 Townsend, Tyler
Townsend draft by Orioles, not returning to FIU



116 Henry, Randy
30 Oklahoma players chosen during day two of baseball draft


146 Tolliver, Ashur
OCU's Tolliver first NAIA player taken in MLB draft


176 Dalles, Justin
Orioles select Gamecock in sixth round of 2009 MLB Draft


206 Wirsch, Aaron
Nine more OC products taken early on day 2


236 Harris, Devin
Pros call on Pirates


266 Berry, Ryan
Holt, Berry taken in ninth round of MLB draft


296 Cowan, Jacob
Two Longhorns selected in fifth round of MLB Draft


326 Ohlman, Michael
Orioles draft Lakewood Ranch's Ohlman in 11th round


356 Bumbry, Steven
Orioles reach to their past, pick Bumbry


386 Kelly, Tyler
Local players picked in draft


416 Baker, David


446 Bush, Garrett
North Florida players get draft calls


476 Palsha, Ryan


506 Walters, Jeffrey


536 Martin, Jarret
Bakersfield.com


566 Schutz, Kipp
Orioles take Schultz in 19th round; two North grads picked


596 Brandhorst, James
Lamar Pitching Trio Selected On Second Day of MLB Draft


626 Landry, Kevin
Baseball: Landry drafted by Orioles


656 Coffey, Cameron
Duke Chronicle


686 Mooney, Michael
Gator's second-day draft haul: Lucky 13


716 Anderson, Justin
ULM's Justin Anderson selected by Orioles in 24th round of MLB Draft


746 Johnson, Jay
Major league draft for the 'Birds' for N.B. pitcher


776 Mechaw, Michael


806 Planeta, Michael


836 Hoppy, Kyle
Three Local Players taken in MLB Draft


866 Alexander, Brandon


896 Webb, Brenden
Locals draft chart


926 Mike Flacco
Two Flaccos flying around Baltimore



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a new article on #536 -- he signed.

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/sports/local/x944962624/Martin-Orioles-finalize-contract

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