Orioles select Manny Machado with 3rd Overall Pick

 The Orioles hit the jackpot this past Monday, in the 2010 Amatuer Baseball Draft, when the Pirates at the #2 slot, lost there mind and selected flame thrower James Tallion, leaving the O’s in my opinion, with the 2nd best player in the draft in power-hitting SS Manny Machado, considered by many, as the next Alex Rodriguez!

Both Machado and Rodriguez, are hispanics from the Miami area, and there has been constant comparisions of the 2. Machado is a devasting hitter, batting .639, with 12 homers, 68 RBI’s in only 29 games at  Brito Miami Private. I was really worried the O’s would have to select another pitcher. The O’s have had a really bad curse when it comes to high pitching prospects.

Machado, immediatly becomes the O’s top-hitting prospect. The team was considered by many scouts, and major news organizations, as having the worst minor league hitting prospects of all the teams in the MLB. Count me in, I will be personally going to a minor league game to watch Manny Machado as soon as he signs his contract, and is placed in one of the O’s Single A organizations. 2Thumbs up to the O’s scouts for selecting him.

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