O’s draft Wieters

With the fifth overall pick in yesterday’s draft, the O’s drafted Georgia Tech Cather Matt Wieters.

I checked around on some of the ESPN, SI, and all those sites and some of their experts have compared Wieters to Twins Catcher Joe Mauer, only with more power. Stuff like that gets my hopes up. The draft can be a crapshoot. Sometimes they pan out, sometimes they don’t. Apparently the thought is that Wieters can be major league ready in 2 years. That’d be great.

The thing I like most of this pick is that the organization isn’t running away from Scott Boras anymore. If the O’s want to be winners, you’re going to have to do business with Boras.

The O’ s also picked:

4th round: Central Florida pitcher Tim Bascom, who was picked by the Padres last year but wasn’t signed after injuring his knee late in the season.

5th round: TCU righthander  Jacob Arrieta


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