Baseball America ranks top Orioles prospects
Baseball America today released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Orioles' system.
We don't want to step on their toes too much, but here's how they see the top five:
1. Manny Machado, SS
2. Zach Britton, LHP
3. Xavier Avery, OF
4. L.J. Hoes, 2B
5. Dan Klein, RHP
I don't think anyone is shocked to see Machado, the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, in the No. 1 spot on that list (or Britton at No. 2, for that matter).
But where there are some surprises, at least to me, is in BA's projected 2014 Orioles lineup. We're not going to reprint it here, but it's definitely worth checking out. If you're like me, there are a couple of names I was surprised to see still projected to be in the lineup four seasons down the road.
You can check out the rest of the top 10 Orioles prospects, the 2014 projected starting lineup, a list of the top prospect in a bunch of "tools" categories, the top Orioles prospects of the decade, and more here.
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