Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was named Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America at the end of last season. Today, the magazine released its top 100 prospects for 2009 and he was at the top of that list, too.
Guess that shouldn't come as a great surprise, but Wieters was chosen over Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, who came up late in the season and starred in last year's American League Championship Series. Here's the link to the entire list.
"It's a great honor, but you have to look at it as what I did last year and this is a whole new year,'' he said. "You can look at that kind of stuff in the offseason, but when spring training comes around, you've got to really get back going and focus on this year."
The Orioles have three prospects in the top 25 -- the other two are Chris Tillman (No. 21) and Brian Matusz (No. 25). Jake Arrieta is ranked No. 67.