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  1. What kind of major league upside does Waring have? Seems like his name has been around a lot but he’s never been on any top prospects lists or anything.

    Comment by R M — November 12, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  2. Mmmmm… Matt Wieters. Perhaps most enouraging for us Oriole fans is that “The Graduate” could have just as easily been Nolan Reimold, Brad Bergesen or Chris Tillman.

    Comment by Mitch — November 12, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

  3. I wonder if that is an indication that the O’s system was perhaps underrated in prior years? Reimold, Bergeson, Snyder, Erbe, Arrieta, are not new names, but going into 2008 all you heard about was Wieters and the stuff they got for Bedard and Tejada.

    Comment by JCA — November 12, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

  4. The Os system may have been slightly underrated, but not incredibly so. Reimold and Bergeson were definitely underrated, but the rest were being mentioned around. Most of the O’s homegrown players are looked upon as solid major leagues with Arrieta the only one supposed to be a star

    The Os have done very well with their trades. All the players they got from Seattle are producing, while they got quantity from Houston
    Even this year’s trade of Sherrill produced two good prospects including Josh Bell.
    When you’re getting one-sided hauls like that there’s going to be more noise surrounding the prospects

    Comment by OsandRoyals — November 12, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

  5. Zach Britton could have been included as the riser as well, since he gets a ton of groundballs and upped his strike-out rate this year. I’ll likely have him as my #1 O’s prospect (not counting Matusz) once I do my prospects list.

    Comment by Daniel — November 12, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

  6. Jesus, Brandon Erbe started young.

    Comment by Xavier — November 12, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

  7. Did Luis Lebron or Pedro Florimon get any consideration for “The Riser” spot?

    Comment by Matt Walsh — November 12, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

  8. I think the question is his fielding. He’ll probably post a solid 800 OPS in the majors with a lot of power and maybe not so much OBP (say, .250/.330/.470) – that’s good for a league average defensive 3B, but not for a Ty Wigginton type player.

    Comment by David — November 13, 2009 @ 12:30 am

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