I love talking to major league scouts and picking their brains on the Orioles. The problem, of course, is that other teams’ scouts are careful about being quoted on the opposition. And Orioles’ staffers, understandably, don’t like to publicly criticize their own players.
So, it gets tricky.
Occasionally, though, one will give me his opinion, so long as there is no connection to his team. That happened recently with an opposing scout who saw the Orioles and their farm system several times this season.
I broke this into two parts. Here are the scout’s thoughts on some of the big league Orioles. I’ll follow up later this week – possibly tomorrow — with the second part that will focus on select Orioles’ minor leaguers.
It’s one man’s opinion, keep that in mind. But I’m always intrigued to hear what professionals think about the guys I watch practically every day during the summer.