• Jun

    Orioles Take High School RHP Hunter Harvey with 1st pick

    The Orioles took high school right handed pitcher Hunter Harvey with the 22nd overall pick in the first round. Harvey is six-foot-three, 175 pounds, and the son of former big league pitcher Bryan Harvey.

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    My initial take is that he's a fairly high upside young pitcher who will definitely sign early and get started into pro ball. In fact, the kid is not committed to a college so expect the Orioles to get him to sign at slot ($1,947,600) or slighly under slot fairly quickly and get him into the system.

    With any high school pitcher there is a ton of risk, but the Orioles don't have a lot of high upside starting pitchers in the system outside of Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy, so adding another one is a good thing.

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Tony Pente

Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.