Major League Baseball Draft

Orioles set blueprint for rebuild during MLB draft, filling needs for pitching upside, infielder

Orioles set blueprint for rebuild during MLB draft, filling needs for pitching upside, infielder

Drafting for need in baseball is different than in any other sport, so saying the Orioles did just that with their top two picks in the Major League Baseball draft Monday is no indictment.

Given where they are with their outfield and pitching depth in the minors, it's possible to look at the beginning of Monday's draft as a blueprint for what the Orioles will be asking for during their inevitable major league teardown.

Taking Texas power right-hander Grayson Rodriguez at No. 11 overall and Oregon State shortstop Cadyn Grenier at pick No. 37, simply put, addresses two areas where the Orioles are perilously thin in their farm system. They...

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