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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
The Orioles didn't have any picks until the third round of this year's major league first-year player draft, but Gary Rajsich, the club's director of scouting, thinks it might have been a blessing in disguise. Because they didn't have to scout athletes whom they expected to be taken during the draft's first day, Rajsich said the Orioles were able to find better talent for later rounds. “We got deeper into the draft than we had the previous two years,” he said. “This year, the time allowed us to do that.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
The Orioles were without first- and second-round draft picks this year, but that didn't stop Gary Rajsich , the club's director of scouting, from being excited about his new crop of players, including the three pitchers he introduced to the media and fans Thursday before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. "We're always looking for athletic throwers, guys that throw hard, guys that have good deliveries and good upside. And I think this year we came away with three really good ones," said Rajsich, who was in his third draft with the organization.
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By Dan Connolly | June 7, 2012
Had the opportunity to talk to Orioles scouting director Gary Rajsich today. Here are some highlights. I'll have a little more later. Rajsich was expecting to get financial permission at some point Thursday and then would begin negotiating with players. Pre-signing physicals - the precursor to officially agreeing to a contract -- will begin Monday and Rajsich is hopeful that some of the team's Top 10 draft picks will be in attendance. Top pick Kevin Gausman is still playing with LSU in the super regionals this weekend so he obviously won't sign until after his season is completed.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
The Orioles didn't have any picks until the third round of this year's major league first-year player draft, but Gary Rajsich, the club's director of scouting, thinks it might have been a blessing in disguise. Because they didn't have to scout athletes whom they expected to be taken during the draft's first day, Rajsich said the Orioles were able to find better talent for later rounds. “We got deeper into the draft than we had the previous two years,” he said. “This year, the time allowed us to do that.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
The Orioles were without first- and second-round draft picks this year, but that didn't stop Gary Rajsich , the club's director of scouting, from being excited about his new crop of players, including the three pitchers he introduced to the media and fans Thursday before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. "We're always looking for athletic throwers, guys that throw hard, guys that have good deliveries and good upside. And I think this year we came away with three really good ones," said Rajsich, who was in his third draft with the organization.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
The Orioles have hired Matt Haas to be a national crosschecker, joining his younger brother, Danny, who was hired in the same role last year. Haas, 40, was most recently an Eastern supervisor for the Miami Marlins and has been a longtime scout, including working under current Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette in Boston. In his new role as national crosschecker, Haas, along with his brother, will be responsible for analyzing high school and college players that have been targeted by regional scouts and then enumerating those players in order of preference in preparation for the annual June draft.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
The Orioles have agreed to terms with their second-round pick, catcher Chance Sisco, pending a physical, which is set for Monday, according to an industry source. The 18-year-old left-handed hitter was selected in the second round (61st overall) out of Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. he was committed to go Oregon. Terms are undisclosed, and the Orioles do not announce signings until after the medicals are cleared. Suggested slot for the 61st pick is $913,300. As a senior, Sisco hit .467 and slugged .747 while not committing an error behind the plate and throwing out 15 would-be base stealers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
The Orioles have agreed to a $525,500 signing bonus with their 2013 third-round draft pick Stephen Tarpley, a left-handed pitcher from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College. Tarpley is the highest pick that has agreed so far with the team, and he did so at the suggested slot bonus for the 98 th overall selection. The club has not exchanged figures yet with its top pick, North Carolina high school right hander Hunter Harvey (22 nd overall), presumably waiting for some of the lower drafted players to sign first.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
A Louisiana newspaper is reporting that the Orioles' top pick, LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman, is "seriously considering" going back to school, but the club says it is still in negotiations with the fourth overall selection of the 2012 draft. The Times-Picayune newspaper initially reported online Monday night that Gausman "will be" going back to LSU, while citing an unnamed source with "knowledge of the situation. " The site later changed the wording to say the pitcher is "seriously considering" a return to campus while removing the unnamed source from the story.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
The Orioles didn't have any selections until the third round of the first-year player draft, but Gary Rajsich, the club's director of scouting, was surprised by how much talent other teams left on the board. The club used its first five picks on pitchers, taking advantage of what Rajsich said was the strength of this year's draft. “I was surprised that quite a few of those guys were still there,” he said. “We didn't count on getting the four or five first guys that we got. We thought we would get maybe one or two. So we're extremely satisfied with what we were able to get.” With the 90th overall pick, the Orioles selected Brian Gonzalez, a hard-throwing left-hander from Archbishop McCarthy (Fla.)
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By Alejandro Zuniga and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
The Orioles didn't have any selections until the third round of the first-year player draft, but Gary Rajsich, the club's director of scouting, was surprised by how much talent other teams left on the board. The club used its first five picks on pitchers, taking advantage of what Rajsich said was the strength of this year's draft. “I was surprised that quite a few of those guys were still there,” he said. “We didn't count on getting the four or five first guys that we got. We thought we would get maybe one or two. So we're extremely satisfied with what we were able to get.” With the 90th overall pick, the Orioles selected Brian Gonzalez, a hard-throwing left-hander from Archbishop McCarthy (Fla.)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
The Orioles have agreed to terms with their second-round pick, catcher Chance Sisco, pending a physical, which is set for Monday, according to an industry source. The 18-year-old left-handed hitter was selected in the second round (61st overall) out of Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. he was committed to go Oregon. Terms are undisclosed, and the Orioles do not announce signings until after the medicals are cleared. Suggested slot for the 61st pick is $913,300. As a senior, Sisco hit .467 and slugged .747 while not committing an error behind the plate and throwing out 15 would-be base stealers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
The Orioles have agreed to a $525,500 signing bonus with their 2013 third-round draft pick Stephen Tarpley, a left-handed pitcher from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College. Tarpley is the highest pick that has agreed so far with the team, and he did so at the suggested slot bonus for the 98 th overall selection. The club has not exchanged figures yet with its top pick, North Carolina high school right hander Hunter Harvey (22 nd overall), presumably waiting for some of the lower drafted players to sign first.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
The Orioles had grown accustomed to having top-five overall picks in baseball's first-year player draft over the past six years, but last season's success forced the the organization to play a waiting game in the opening round Thursday. Despite picking from an unfamiliar spot, the Orioles continued their recent trend of drafting arms in the first round, selecting North Carolina high school right-hander Hunter Harvey with the 22nd overall pick. The Orioles' selection of Harvey marked the fifth time in six years that they spent their first pick on a pitcher - the only exception being their selection of Manny Machado, now their starting third baseman, in 2010.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
Because of the inherent riskiness of selecting high school and college kids often years away from playing on the big stage, baseball's annual amateur draft differs from the talent-selection process of other pro sports. In baseball, an organization's current need is rarely a focus. It's often about best player available - and, at times, the most willing to sign. Occasionally, though, need and availability converge in baseball's three-day, 40-round draft, which begins Thursday with two, made-for-TV rounds.
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By Dan Connolly and Daniel Gallen, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
When the Orioles make the 22nd pick overall in baseball's annual amateur draft Thursday night, it will be the latest they have had to wait in the first round since 1998. That's the bad news. The good news for the club is that because of changes in compensation rules as part of the most recent collective bargaining agreement, the Orioles will actually have more picks in the top 40 and top 100 than they have had since 2006. The Orioles get an extra pick directly after the first round - the 37th overall - as part of the newly instituted competitive balance lottery, in which Baltimore was entered because of its poor 2011 record.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
As the amateur signing deadline draws nearer, the Orioles are still negotiating with their top pick, LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was the fourth overall selection in the June draft. “We are making progress,” said Orioles' director of scouting Gary Rajsich on Thursday morning. “We're waiting to hear their next proposal.” The Orioles and Gausman have until 4:59 p.m. Friday to agree to a deal. If they can't, Gausman would return to LSU for his junior year while the Orioles would get a compensatory pick, the fifth overall, in the 2013 draft as well as their usual first-round pick.
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By Dan Connolly and Daniel Gallen, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
When the Orioles make the 22nd pick overall in baseball's annual amateur draft Thursday night, it will be the latest they have had to wait in the first round since 1998. That's the bad news. The good news for the club is that because of changes in compensation rules as part of the most recent collective bargaining agreement, the Orioles will actually have more picks in the top 40 and top 100 than they have had since 2006. The Orioles get an extra pick directly after the first round - the 37th overall - as part of the newly instituted competitive balance lottery, in which Baltimore was entered because of its poor 2011 record.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
The Orioles have hired Matt Haas to be a national crosschecker, joining his younger brother, Danny, who was hired in the same role last year. Haas, 40, was most recently an Eastern supervisor for the Miami Marlins and has been a longtime scout, including working under current Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette in Boston. In his new role as national crosschecker, Haas, along with his brother, will be responsible for analyzing high school and college players that have been targeted by regional scouts and then enumerating those players in order of preference in preparation for the annual June draft.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
The Orioles are looking to further bolster their amateur scouting department by adding a second national crosschecker, and they are focusing on a candidate that has strong ties to the organization and executive vice president Dan Duquette. The Orioles have asked for and been granted permission to interview Matt Haas, the Eastern U.S. crosschecker for the Miami Marlins. Teams typically permit their staff to interview with other clubs only if it signifies a promotion, which this would.
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