The four best prospects coming out of this years draft are all teenagers about to graduate high school, and the Baltimore Orioles are heavily scouting all of them. High schoolers can be wildcards, but the O’s have done well in that department too (I.E., Ryan Mountcastle, D.L. Hall, and Grayson Rodriguez). Here are a few options that the Orioles could take in two months with that in mind.
Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy, Fla. (No. 2)
Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 60
Green doesn’t come from a baseball pedigree, but he has sports in his blood. His father, Eric Green, was a professional football Tight End, and Elijah will undoubtedly look to follow in his footsteps of getting to the top. Green is a giant coming in at 6’3, weighing 225. The average age for O’s outfielders is 27, meaning he would have time to grow in the minors before getting the call.
Termarr Johnson, 2B, Mays HS, Ga. (No. 3)
Hit: 70 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 55 | Overall: 60
If Termarr Johnson were going to stay as a shortstop, I would caution the Baltimore Orioles in taking the 5’10 infielder from Georgia. However, due to his average, not great arm, he has already made the move to playing 2B in the pros. Johnson is the No.3 prospect, but he has the best hitting grade in the class. With the move to 2B, this would be smart for the O’s.
Druw Jones, Jackson Holliday
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Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater HS, Okla. (No. 4)
Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 60
The No.4 overall prospect rounds out our list (kind of, keep reading) of high school prospects that the Baltimore Orioles could pick up. Jackson Holliday has an amazing baseball pedigree, with his father being seven-time All-Star Matt Holiday. His above-average speed, hitting, and power make him a triple threat player coming into the draft.