Bundy, Gausman top Baseball America’s list of top 10 Orioles prospects

The Orioles’ first-round selections in the last two First-Year Player Drafts head Baseball America’s list of Top 10 prospects in the organization.

The publication’s list reads as follows:

1. Dylan Bundy, RHP
2. Kevin Gausman, RHP
3. Jonathan Schoop, 2B/SS
4. Nicky Delmonico, 1B/2B
5. Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
6. LJ Hoes, OF
7. Xavier Avery, OF
8. Mike Wright, RHP
9. Branden Kline, RHP
10. Adrian Marin, SS

Kline was chosen in the second round of the 2012 draft out of the University of Virginia, followed by Marin in the third round out of Miami Gulliver Prep.

Bundy, Hoes and Avery joined the Orioles at various points this summer.

Baseball America’s best tools list includes the following:

Best Hitter for Average: LJ Hoes
Best Power Hitter: Jonathan Schoop
Best Strike Zone Discipline: LJ Hoes
Fastest Baserunner: Glynn Davis
Best Athlete: Xavier Avery
Best Fastball: Dylan Bundy
Best Curveball: Dylan Bundy
Best Slider: Clay Schrader
Best Changeup: Kevin Gausman
Best Control: Tyler Wilson
Best Defensive Catcher: Brian Ward
Best Defensive Infielder: Adrian Marin
Best Infield Arm: Jonathan Schoop
Best Defensive OF: Glynn Davis
Best Outfield Arm: LJ Hoes

Here’s the projected lineup for 2017, which includes J.J. Hardy at third base and Machado at shortstop:

Catcher: Matt Wieters
First Base: Nick Delmonico
Second Base: Jonathan Schoop
Third Base: J.J. Hardy
Shortstop: Manny Machado
Left Field: LJ Hoes
Center Field: Adam Jones
Right Field: Nick Markakis
Designated Hitter: Chris Davis
No. 1 Starter: Dylan Bundy
No. 2 Starter: Kevin Gausman
No. 3 Starter: Jason Hammel
No. 4 Starter: Wei-Yin Chen
No. 5 Starter: Chris Tillman
Closer: Jim Johnson

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