Orioles Prospect Connor Norby Credits East Carolina Coach For His Development

Drafted by the Orioles in the second round of the 2021 MLB Draft, infielder Connor Norby credits East Carolina coach Cliff Godwin for helping him develop and realize his dreams. “He’s the reason why I am at where I am today,” Norby said.

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Orioles Prospect Reed Trimble: Journey To Hearing Name Called In MLB Draft ‘A Blessing’

For Southern Mississippi outfielder Reed Trimble, getting drafted by the Orioles was a dream come true. “I still got other [dreams] to work to, but hearing my name called out was really awesome,” Trimble said. “… It’s just been a lot of emotions, but happiness is probably the biggest one.”

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Boston College OF, Potential Orioles Target Sal Frelick: Path To 2021 MLB Draft ‘Surreal’

Some recent MLB mock drafts have Boston College outfielder Sal Frelick going to the Orioles at No. 5. “It’s really surreal,” Frelick said. “… I kind of had some injuries throughout college … and to kind of put that all together and see where I am today is super special.”

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Orioles Minor League Notebook: Heston Kjerstad, D.L. Hall, Grayson Rodriguez And More

“This is a bump in the road,” Orioles GM Mike Elias said of Heston Kjerstad, who has experienced recurrent heart inflammation. “… I do expect this will back up our timeline for getting him back on the field, and it’s something we probably can’t put an artificial timeline on.”

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Jim Callis: Under-Slot Route Again An Option For Orioles In MLB Draft

Looking ahead to the 2021 MLB Draft, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis says the Orioles could cut an under-slot deal with a college hitter, such as Boston College’s Sal Frelick, if Vanderbilt right-hander Jack Leiter and Louisville catcher Henry Davis are both off the board at No. 5.

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Jonathan Mayo: Orioles SS Prospect Gunnar Henderson Has ‘Tremendous Ceiling’

MLB Pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo says Orioles prospect Gunnar Henderson has a chance to be regarded as a top-50 prospect should he continue playing well throughout the minor-league season … but there are potential shortstop options in the 2021 MLB Draft, too.

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MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis On Orioles’ Options With No. 5 Pick In 2021 MLB Draft

MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis weighs in on some of the prospects the Orioles could target with the No. 5 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft and whether Baltimore would take one of Vanderbilt’s star pitchers — Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker — if they’re still available.

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