An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Jayson Werth, 1999 Just Minors #47
The last time the Orioles drafted 22nd overall in the first round of the MLB draft, they took a high school catcher named Jayson Werth. That was 1997. Werth has had a solid big league career, but it came 1) as an outfielder and b) with non-Oriole teams. Tonight the O's drafted another high-schooler, a righty pitcher from North Carolina named Hunter Harvey. I remember seeing his father Bryan pitch for the Marlins in 1993 and 1994. Grumble grumble, something something...passage of time. Anyway, welcome to Birdland, Hunter. May your career trajectory be closer to Manny Machado than Matt Hobgood.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.