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Recapping the 2009 Baltimore Orioles Draft Class

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



Since Andy MacPhail's arrival in 2007, the Orioles have prided themselves on having good drafts. From Tuesday, June 9th to Thursday, June 11th, the MLB Draft took place. The hyped prospects like Stephen Strasburg, Dustin Ackley, Aaron Crow, Grant Green, and Tyler Matzek were all selected early, and it was certainly an entertaining draft.

The O's had 50 selections, taking 30 pitchers, adding to their already stacked farm system. Let's analyze these O's draft picks, shall we?

 

Round 1 (Pick 5)—Matt Hobgood, RHP, Norco HS

The Orioles had a tough decision to make. With the fifth overall pick, they would choose between some great pitchers, like ...

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