For the second year in a row, a Baltimore professional sports team has drafted a member of the Flacco family. Your Baltimore Orioles selected Mike Flacco, Joe’s younger brother, in the 31st round of the 2009 MLB Draft.
JoeB over at BirdsWatcher gives us these details:
Joe’s brother was listed as a third baseman when his name was called through the Orioles’ speakerphone, and the Orioles’ representatives added that he was Joe Flacco’s brother. Mike is 6′4″ and weighs 215 lbs. He played only one year at CCBC, but led the team with 67 hits, 14 home runs and 51 RBIs, along with an impressive .399 batting average. According to Angels scout Jerry Wargo, Mike has “a short, compact swing, average speed and an easy-working arm with a throw that beats you by a step to first base, no matter how fast you’re running.” He adds that the younger Flacco has a good work ethic and ‘good blood.’
While Mike likely won’t have quite the immediate impact on the O’s that his brother was able to have on the Ravens, maybe someday he will be a contributing member to our orange birds. Hell, maybe the day when all of B’More is swooning over Flaccos year-round isn’t too far off.
photo c/o CCBC Catonsville website