When searching through the club’s track record, there is, as with most franchises, a mixed bag of results. Some drafts fail to produce a high-impact player, but may still include a few choices that went on to have respectable major league careers. Others, however, stand out for the one or two busts that stand atop a class that produced little in the way of talent.
Yet, there are also the truly elite classes, ones in which the Orioles managed to strike gold with one or multiple selections. To highlight the best of the best, here are top-five Orioles’ draft classes of all-time.