Devon Conley: Relieved, I had an idea I would, I just didn't know when or where. Just finally hearing name felt good. I was there with just my family. I was in New Mexico with my mom.
ITO: Talk about your game a little bit. What type of player are you and how do you see yourself fitting in with the Orioles?
Conley: I bring a lot of speed to the table. I definitely possess quickness and defense and I know that's one thing I always had and always will.
ITO: How comfortable are you at the plate?
Conley: I think with time facing the better pitching it will become a lot easier. I am able to make adjustments. It should be fun competing with everybody on a consistent basis.
ITO: Who would you compare your game to at the Major League level so the Orioles' fans have an idea of what your game is like?
Conley: I like watching Torri Hunter. I like his defensive game, running and getting to everything.
ITO: Were you expecting to be drafted by the Orioles or were you surprised they selected you?
Conley: They were one of two teams I thought would take me. A Pirates guy called me and asked about my signability.
ITO: Do you see yourself staying at the same position or do you think you'll be moved to another position?
Conley: Yea, I feel defensively that I am good enough to be there (centerfield).
ITO: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?
Conley: As of right now winning the state championship, I hit a grand slam and it was most exciting moment in the final game. It was the state championship game.
ITO: Who was your favorite team and player growing up?
Conley: It was the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter. When I was younger I played infield he was my favorite player. I played shortstop. Just consistently how die hard a player he is. There is no reason to not like Derek Jeter. He was also on the Yankees so that's why.
ITO: What are your immediate plans now that you have been drafted by the Orioles? Is it your intention to sign now and start your professional career immediately?
Conley: I plan to look into my offers and if they can give me what I want then I will take the deal and start playing.
- Conley has signed his LOI to play at Texas Tech *