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'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

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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