Baseball Prospectus chimes in

Baseball Prospectus has released its list of the top 11 Orioles prospects - a nice, round figure - and Brian Matusz is No. 1. He’s also the only five-star selection.

Josh Bell, Jake Arrieta and Zach Britton are four-star choices. Matt Hobgood, Brandon Erbe, Brandon Snyder and Mychal Givens are three-star selections, and Brandon Waring and Cameron Coffey receive two stars.

Click here to view the entire list, which is compiled by Kevin Goldstein and includes four other prospects deemed worthy of mention. If you’re a subscriber, you can read capsule reviews of each player, including their “perfect world projections.”

It’s hard to disagree with the choice of Matusz as No. 1, unless you’re inclined to eliminate anyone who reached the majors. Orioles Hangout also chose him as the organization’s top prospect. And he’s still a rookie. I’m fine with it.

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