Roch Kubatko

Orioles Organization Report

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Some teams hope to catch lightning in a bottle when they sign a minor league free agent. The Orioles would settle for a prospect in their farm system. Luis Montanez, the third overall pick by the Cubs in the 2000 draft, signed with the Orioles, leaving the only organization he's known for a better chance to play in the majors.

Majors | #2006#Baltimore Orioles#Organization Reports

Orioles Organization Report

Roch Kubatko -Premium Content

While eating dinner recently with the scout who signed him, Bill Rowell expressed concern that the Orioles no longer would envision him as a No. 3 or 4 hitter if he didn't start producing more home runs. The advice he received from longtime Orioles area scout Dean Albany was simple and to the point: "Just keep doing what you're doing. You don't have to change a thing."

Majors | #2006#Baltimore Orioles#Organization Reports