2011 csd Preview – Nick Markakis
Nick was selected in the MLB draft twice by the Reds in 2001 and 2002, but did not sign either time. In 2003 he was taken 7th overall by the Orioles, and this time Nick signed. He has blossomed into a solid outfielder that the Orioles hope that they can build around.
This picture taken last August when the Orioles were in Chicago to play the White Sox. I snapped it as Nick was taking his secondary lead off of first. I love the old school Oriole uniforms, and I am glad to add another Baltimore card to the set.