Looks like Machado
There are multiple reports out that the Pirates have settled on Texas high school pitcher Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick in the draft after the Washington Nationals snag Bryce Harper with the No. 1 overall selection tonight.
That would leave the Orioles with Florida high school shortstop Manny Machado at No. 3. I was under the impression that the Orioles would have preferred Taillon, but no one from the club has said that definitively.
Either way, I just got a message from a team official, who told me there remains a strong likelihood that the Orioles take Machado. I know there are some rumors out there that suggest they are leaning in a different direction, but as of now, Machado is the pick. That could always change in the final four hours before the pick, but if it does, it would be a huge surprise to me, and people who have spent way more time covering the draft than I have.