Klugh: Finding Baltimore City’s next major-league draftee

From Justin Klugh at The Hardball Times on June 6, 2019:

Sitting at stoplights in his Baltimore neighborhood, Andy Weltlinger would, on occasion, look to his left and see a ballplayer. Sometimes it was Nelson Cruz. Sometimes it was Chris Davis. Manny Machado. Adam Jones. Tim Beckham.

“A lot of players live along the Key Highway Corridor,” Weltlinger says. “This goes back 20 years, to Roberto Alomar.”

But no matter how many Orioles he’d see obeying traffic laws, he’d never seen a real Baltimore ballplayer where he wanted to see one most: onstage at the MLB Draft, shaking hands with the commissioner.

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Originally published: June 11, 2019. Last Updated: June 11, 2019.