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2012 Top 25 Prospects: 1-10

December 16, 2011

1. SS – Manny Machado – 19 years old

A+ Frederick: .245/.308/.384, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 8 SB, 237 AB
A Delmarva: .276/.376/.483, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 3 SB, 145 AB

Machado lived up to high expectations last season, dominating at Delmarva as the second youngest player in the league second only to Bryce Harper. His overall numbers might not look dominant but thats because he dislocated his knee in May and struggled a bit when coming back from that. He was promoted to Frederick and became the youngest player in the league there. He struggled out of the gate but had a great month of July, posting an .875 OPS. He held his own overall and looked like he had adjusted during the Keys playoff run, hitting very well. His defense was smooth and he proved some doubters wrong that he could stick at shortstop, at least for the next five or six years. Hes still growing into his body and should develop more power to go along with his plus contact and plate discipline skills. He’ll play at AA Bowie at some point this season and from there will only be one step away from the Orioles.

2. RHP – Dylan Bundy – 19 years old

Did not play in 2011

The younger Bundy has the potential to be the first true ace the Orioles have had since Mike Mussina. I’ve already offered my thoughts on Bundy here and not much has changed since he was drafted since he didn’t get to pitch for us last season. It will be very excited to track him this coming, started at A Delmarva. I expect to see him at A+ Frederick at some point. With a high 90’s fastball, great conditioning, and very good secondaries already hes probably already the best pitcher we have in the minor leagues. It shouldn’t take long for him to rise through the system and justify the $4 million signing bonus and major league contract we gave him.

3. 2B/3B – Jonathon Schoop – 20 years old

A+ Frederick: .271/.329/.375, 12 doubles, 2 triples, 5 HR, 37 RBI, 6 SB, 299 AB
A Delmarva: .316/.376/.514, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 6 SB, 212 AB

Schoop was the big surprise from the 2010 season and he did nothing to stop the momentum. In fact, he increased his profile and alot of scouts put him right up there with Machado with the bat. He pretty much dominated with Delmarva as the third youngest player in the league and held his own at Frederick as the second youngest player. He hits for a good average, has good on base skills, and a bunch of raw power. He still needs to work on translating the raw power into games like alot of young hitters. His defense was better than expected this year as well. He was solid at third and showed enough range to play second base moving forward. He’ll continue to move up in line with Machado, seeing AA Bowie at some point this coming season. Should be a heck of an infield to follow up through the minors.

4. RHP – Parker Bridwell – 20 years old

A Delmarva: 0-3, 7.06 ERA, 21.2 IP, 13 K, 13 BB
Short A Aberdeen: 2-5, 4.53 ERA, 53.2 IP, 57 K, 22 BB

Bridwell’s numbers weren’t very good last season but hes still learning after transitioning to baseball full time. He was a multi sport star in high school, recruited to be a quarterback in college. He has the second best raw stuff in the system after only Dylan Bundy. He throws a mid 90’s fastball with a couple off speed pitches with potential to be weapons. He had more strikeouts than innings pitched with Aberdeen against mostly college hitters. He’ll start next season in Delmarva’s rotation and could get a mid season promotion to Frederick if he performs well. Hes my biggest breakout candidate for 2012.

5. 1B/3B – Nick Delmonico – 19 years old

Did not play in 2011

Delmonico was a surprise signing last year. He was looked at as a back up in case the O’s couldn’t sign Dylan Bundy but they ended up shelling out the money for both. We need to do more of that to get as much talent into the system as possible. He didn’t get to play last season but reports out of the fall instructional league are that he shows a plus power bat. Hes athletic so should be able to play a good first base. He played at catcher and third base in high school so it shouldn’t be a tough transition. He’ll potentially be the systems biggest power hitter, something we haven’t had alot of. Big upside here.

6. LF – LJ Hoes – 22 years old

AA Bowie: .305/.379/.413, 17 doubles, 1 triple, 6 HR, 54 RBI, 16 SB, 344 AB
A+ Frederick: .241/.297/.342, 7 doubles, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 4 SB, 158 AB

Hoes had an odd season. He started off repeating A+ Frederick when I thought he should’ve been at AA Bowie but then he struggled there and looked like he was starting to lose his prospect status. But then he was promoted to Bowie anyway and performed well after that. Maybe he was frustrated about repeating A ball but that doesn’t look good. The year ended on a positive note with him showing great plate discipline and hitting for a good average. His power is still developing but he could be a utility guy in a year or two. If the power comes than he would be a solid left fielder.

7. RHP – Bobby Bundy – 22 years old

AA Bowie: 1-3, 9.60 ERA, 15 IP, 13 K, 11 BB
A+ Frederick: 11-5, 2.75 ERA, 121 IP, 100 K, 31 BB

The older Bundy brother doesn’t have the raw stuff of Dylan but hes developed nicely since coming into the Orioles system. He had a great season with Frederick but struggled after being promoted to AA Bowie. He was most likely tired after pitching the most innings of his professional career so I wouldn’t make much of it. He’ll start there next season and we’ll get a true read on his abilities. He reminds me a bit of Jim Johnson when he was coming up through the system. He should land in the back end of the rotation or as a late inning reliever in a couple years.

8. 3B – Jason Esposito – 21 years old

Did not play in 2011

Esposito was our 2nd round pick in this years draft. He wasn’t a guy that was expected to get much of an over slot bonus so I’m not sure why he waited to the last minute to sign, but it cost him some development as he wasn’t able to get any at bats in 2011. Hes regarded as a great fielding third baseman that should be able to hit around .280 with doubles power. Basically the anti Mark Reynolds. He could be an everyday third baseman if his bat develops. He should at the very least land on a major league bench with his defensive value.

9. RHP – Dan Klein – 23 years old

AA Bowie: 3-0, 1.08 ERA, 16.2 IP, 16 K, 3 BB
A+ Frederick: 0-1, 1.15 ERA, 15.2 IP, 21 K, 3 BB

Klein’s season was going along great until he came down with a labrum injury. The plan was to get him stretched out gradually over the season to eventually turn him into a starter. Obviously those plans are scrapped but the injury wasn’t as bad as expected and he should be able to pitch this year. He can still be a valuable reliever in the majors. I don’t think he has the stuff to be a closer but I could see him as a 7th or 8th inning guy as soon as 2013 if he bounces back quickly.

10. 2B – Ryan Adams – 24 years old

MLB: .281/.333/.326, 4 doubles, 7 RBI, 89 AB
AAA Norfolk: .284/.341/.454, 28 doubles, 3 triples, 10 HR, 37 RBI, 5 SB, 377 AB

Aside from the Orioles unexplainable idea to have Adams sit on the major league bench for almost a month in the middle of the season he had a successful season. He improved his defense alot. It might be close to average now but he was awful before this season. He proved he can hit for average at the major league level during a September call up. He just needs to translate his on base skills and doubles power next. He could be a potential fill in at second base or a good bat off the bench. He has a future in the majors, in what role remains to be seen.

2012 Top 25 Prospects: 11-25

December 4, 2011

11. OF – Glynn Davis – 20 years old

A+ Frederick: .250/.250/.250, 4 AB
Short A Aberdeen: .271/.337/.337, 14 doubles, HR, 14 RBI, 23 SB, 255 AB
GCL Orioles: .435/.519/.652, 2 doubles, HR, 2 RBI, SB, 23 AB

Davis was an undrafted free agent that fell off the board because he was kicked off Catonsville community college’s team, which raises attitude questions. Luckily the Orioles knew he wasn’t a bad kid due to him being local and took a chance on him. So far its panned out. Hes a very fast player that makes good contact. Hes shown signs that he could develop some pop and has a good approach at the plate. With his speed he has potential to be a good center fielder as well. Could be a Rocco Baldelli – lite if he lives up to his potential.

12. RHP – Clayton Schrader -21 years old

A+ Frederick: 1-1, 1.13 ERA, 3 SV, 24 IP, 35 K, 19 BB
A Delmarva: 1-1, 2.05 ERA, 2 SV, 22 IP, 38 K, 13 BB

Schrader has moved quickly through the system and was performing very well before being shut down with some minor elbow discomfort. The Orioles didn’t want to take any chances so he’ll come back next season looking to continue where he left off. He’ll need to work on his command but he throws hard and strikes out alot of batters. He could be a set up man in a few years if things go right.

13. LHP – Eduardo Rodriguez – 18 years old

Short A Aberdeen: 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 4 IP, 4 K, BB
GCL Orioles: 1-1, 1.81 ERA, 44.2 IP, 46 K, 17 BB

Rodriguez came out of nowhere this year as a nice surprise. He pitched very well as a 17 year old in the Golf Coast League, striking out over a batter per inning. Hes a lanky lefty that could be a mid rotation starter if he can develop his off speed pitches. The Orioles have alot of decent upside pitchers in the low minors and he looks like one of the best of the bunch.

14. 1B – Tyler Townsend – 23 years old

A+ Frederick: .317/.358/.583, 24 doubles, 2 triples, 13 HR, 50 RBI, 2 SB, 252 AB
GCL Orioles: .235/.333/.529, 2 doubles, HR, 8 RBI, 17 AB

If Townsend could stay healthy he’d be in the top 10. Ever since being drafted hes been injured time and time again but when hes on the field, he rakes. He showed good power while maintaining a high average. His walks showed a steep decline which is odd considering he had decent walk rates the last couple years. It could be a fluke thing but he’ll need to work on it and stay healthy to reach the big leagues.

15. C – Gabriel Lino – 18 years old

GCL Orioles: .282/.371/.462, 6 doubles, triple, 2 HR, 11 RBI, SB, 78 AB

Lino could quickly shoot up this list next year if he keeps up this production as he climbs up the ladder. He hit very well for as young as he is in the GCL, showed alot of plate discipline and some power. Similar to Jonathon Schoop last year, who is now one of the top guys in our system. He apparently has a very good arm behind the plate also. Small sample size but hes a dark horse in this system.

16. 2B – Greg Miclat – 24 years old

AA Bowie: .280/.371/.347, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HR, 24 RBI, 50 SB, 421 AB

UPDATE: Traded to Texas as part of the Taylor Teagarden deal.

Miclat might’ve been the most improved player from 2010 to 2011. I was disappointed when the season started that the Orioles decided to leave LJ Hoes at A+ Frederick in favor of Miclat starting at second base for AA Bowie. I guess they saw something to lead to his semi breakout season. He showed a good ability to get on base and was an incredible 50/53 in stolen base attempts. He doesn’t give you much power but he can be a valuable bench player/fringe starter in the majors if he keeps up that production.

17. OF – Xavier Avery – 22 years old

AA Bowie: .259/.324/.343, 31 doubles, 2 triples, 4 HR, 26 RBI, 36 SB, 557 AB
AFL: .288/.378/.414, 4 doubles, 5 triples, 15 RBI, 9 SB, 111 AB

Avery still has alot of potential but his star is slowly fading as each season passes. Hes a great athlete with good speed and a solid frame but he doesn’t appear to be making much progress. I thought he would be able to translate his raw power into homeruns by now and while he steals alot of bases, he gets thrown out a bit more than the O’s would like. Another bad sign is that it looks like he’ll be limited to left field as he isn’t good enough to stick in center. His stats in the fall league are promising but hes going to have to translate them over a full season in 2012 to get back on the prospect map.

18. RHP – Mike Wright – 22 years old

A Delmarva: 1-1, 10.54 ERA, 13.2 IP, 12 K, 4 BB
Short A Aberdeen: 2-1, 3.77 ERA, 31 IP, 29 K, 6 BB
GCL Orioles: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, IP, K, 0 BB

Wright was a third round pick in the 2011 draft. I think the Orioles intend on trying him out as a starter but I’d prefer to see him in the bullpen as I think thats where he’ll end up. The starter experiment will only slow down his ascent to the majors. His ceiling is a set up man but he could be a valuable part of the bullpen relatively quickly. He doesn’t have any dominant pitches but has a nice mix of four to keep batters guessing.

19. RHP – Jaime Esquivel – 19 years old

Short A Aberdeen: 0-1, 1.80 ERA, 5 IP, 8 K, 4 BB
GCL Orioles: 5-1, 0.95 ERA, 47.1 IP, 39 K, 15 BB

I’m not sure how good Esquivel’s raw stuff is, he didn’t have a great K/BB ratio, but its hard to argue with those stats. His strikeout rate wasn’t bad by any means but not good enough to think he’d have an ERA around 1.00. Hes another intriguing low minors arm that the Orioles have a bunch of. These guys will be fun to watch in 2012 as they either blossom or become forgotten again.

20. RHP – Oliver Drake – 25 years old

AAA Norfolk: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 IP, 2 K, BB
AA Bowie: 3-5, 5.20 ERA, 64 IP, 47 K, 24 BB
A+ Frederick: 8-3, 2.14 ERA, 96.2 IP, 80 K, 18 BB

Drake is a little old to be a prospect, especially since he only spent less than half the season at AA, but he has interesting stuff. Hes a groundball pitcher that showed a consistent ability to pitch late in games. He struggled mightily to start the season at AA Bowie, was demoted and dominated, then looked alot better with his second go round at AA. His future probably lies in the bullpen where an uptick in stuff could result in him looking like a poor man’s Jim Johnson. As a starter I think he profiles as a slightly lesser Brad Bergesen.

21. RHP – Kyle Simon – 21 years old

A Delmarva: 0-2, 4.15 ERA, 8.2 IP, 7 K, 2 BB
Short A Aberdeen: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, SV, 8 IP, 2 K, 3 BB

Simon was the 4th pick in this years draft and profiles pretty similarly to Mike Wright. The difference is the O’s plan on keeping Simon in the bullpen as he goes through the minors. He doesn’t throw four pitches like Wright but has a nice two pitch combo that could lead him to be a solid major league reliever. Not a ton of upside with guys like that but fairly safe bets to at least get major league at some point in the next couple years.

22. OF – Trent Mummey – 23 years old

A+ Frederick: .293/.369/.448, 2 doubles, 2 triples, HR, 10 RBI, 7 SB, 58 AB
A Delmarva: .291/.377/.509, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 12 SB, 55 AB

Mummey was looking like he was going to have a break out season of sorts until he dove headfirst into the center field wall trying to make a catch. That changed everything as he didn’t play another game after that. Its not a career threatening injury and he’ll be ready for the start of the 2012 season but who knows how that will effect him. He has a nice speed/power combo for a center fielder and if he picks up where he left off he might just turn 2012 into his break out season.

23. OF – Matt Angle – 26 years old

MLB: .177/.293/.266, 4 doubles, HR, 7 RBI, 11 SB, 79 AB
AAA Norfolk: .271/.347/.344, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR, 33 RBI, 27 SB, 424 AB

Angle doesn’t have much upside at all, hes pretty much is at his peak right now, but what he can give you is speed, hustle, and good defense. Thats pretty valuable for a bench player in the major leagues as a fourth or fifth outfielder. He doesn’t have any power but can get on base and put the ball in play. Hes basically the anti-Felix Pie as he does all the little things right and you don’t have to worry about him making many boneheaded mistakes. He might start the 2012 season back with AAA Norfolk but hes a good guy to have in the system at the ready.

24. RHP – David Baker – 20 years old

A Delmarva: 3-4, 2.82 ERA, 54.1 IP, 48 K, 19 BB
Short A Aberdeen: 1-2, 2.45 ERA, 25.2 IP, 23 K, 8 BB

Baker was pretty unheralded coming into the season but did a pretty remarkable job once he got on the field with Short A Aberdeen. He pitched very well for them but I figured once he got a bump up in competition he would struggle a little. He proved me wrong by pretty much duplicating his numbers after a promotion to A Delmarva but over double the innings. His stuff isn’t spectacular but he has a good feel for pitching and is still very young. We’ll see if he can sustain that success next season at A+ Frederick.

25. 1B – Joe Mahoney – 25 years old

AA Bowie: .289/.344/.502, 24 doubles, 5 triples, 11 HR, 67 RBI, 7 SB, 315 AB
A+ Frederick: .500/.667/.750, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 8 AB
AFL: .325/.360/.542, 6 doubles, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 83 AB

Mahoney was the Orioles minor league player of the year in 2010 but had a pretty disappointing year in 2011. His stat line looks good but he couldn’t really stay healthy and he was repeating AA. I wanted to get a look at him with AAA Norfolk to see if his bat was ready for the more advanced arsenals of international league pitchers. We’ll have to find out in 2012 instead and hes another year older. Its looking more and more like hes another Brandon Snyder that peaked in AA.

Others worth mentioning: RHP Ryan Berry, RHP Miguel Chalas, LHP Matt Bywater, RHP Tyler Wilson, RHP Sebastian Vader, LHP Jacob Petitt, LHP Cameron Coffey, RHP Steve Johnson, C Caleb Joseph

Down on the Farm: September 5th

September 7, 2011

AAA Norfolk 8, Durham 5

LF Blake Davis – 2-4, 2 R, SB (6) (.280 AVG)
CF Tyler Henson – 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, double (18) (.247 AVG)
3B Josh Bell – 2-4, R, 2 RBI, double (12) (.253 AVG)
DH Rhyne Hughes – 2-4, 2 Run HR (15) (.249 AVG)
2B Brendan Harris – 2-4, solo HR (10) (.225 AVG)

AA Bowie 3, Erie 2

RHP Tim Bascom – 7 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 3 K, W (9-4) (3.11 ERA)
SS Pedro Florimon – 2-4, R, RBI, 2 doubles (27) (.267 AVG)
2B Buck Britton – 1-3, R, SB (5) (.282 AVG)

A+ Frederick 0, Wilmington 3

LHP Nathan Moreau – 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, L (11-12) (4.40 ERA)
1B Mike Flacco – 2-3, BB, double (10) (.250 AVG)

A Delmarva 4, West Virginia 5

LHP Matt Bywater – 6 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 10 K (3.77 ERA) – Minor League Player of the Night
LF Michael Planeta – 2-4, R (.220 AVG)
SS Garabez Rosa – 2-5, R, double (15) (.262 AVG)

Down on the Farm: September 4th

September 5, 2011

AAA Norfolk 2, Durham 3

RHP Steve Johnson – 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 K, L (2-7) (5.56 ERA)
1B Rhyne Hughes – 1-4, R, triple (2) (.246 AVG)
C John Hester – 2-3, RBI, double (10) (.251 AVG)

AA Bowie 10, Erie 2

LHP Mike Ballard – 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 6 K, W (8-3) (3.33 ERA)
CF Xavier Avery – 2-5, 2 R, SB (36) (.259 AVG)
SS Pedro Florimon – 3-4, 3 R, 4 RBI, BB, triple (4), HR (8), SB (15) (.264 AVG) – Minor League Player of the Night
1B Chris Davis – 2-3, 2 R, BB, HBP, double (1) (.667 AVG) – Davis is rehabbing so he can get back to the big leagues for the rest of September.
3B LJ Hoes – 3-5, RBI, double (17) (.309 AVG)
LF Joe Mahoney – 2-3, R, 3 RBI, double (24) (.289 AVG)
2B Buck Britton – 2-5, RBI, double (19) (.282 AVG)
RF Ronnie Welty – 2-4, 2 R, RBI, double (20), HR (13) (.227 AVG)

A+ Frederick 1, Wilmington 4

2B Jonathon Schoop – 1-3, BB (.271 AVG)
CF Miguel Abreu – 1-3, R, double (18) (.257 AVG)
SS Michael Rooney – 1-2, BB (.196 AVG)
DH Manny Machado – 1-4 (.249 AVG)

A Delmarva 2, West Virginia 6

RHP Jake Cowan – 5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, L (0-3) (4.46 ERA)
1B Riley Hornback – 1-4, double (6) (.211 AVG)
LF Michael Planeta – 1-4, solo HR (2) (.217 AVG)
SS Garabez Rosa – 3-3, solo HR (3) (.259 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 2, Hudson Valley 3

RHP Jose Mota – 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 0 BB, K (5.91 ERA)
1B Joe Velleggia – 1-3, R, BB (.257 AVG)
3B Connor Narron – 1-2, 2 BB (.211 AVG)
2B Dudley Leonora – 1-3, RBI, SB (6) (.242 AVG)
RF Kyle Hoppy – 2-3 (.216 AVG)

Down on the Farm: September 3rd

September 5, 2011

AAA Norfolk 7, Durham 6

RHP Mitch Atkins – 6 IP, 4 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (5.44 ERA)
1B Brandon Snyder – 2-4, BB, double (21), 3 Run HR (14) (.261 AVG)
2B Brendan Harris – 2-5, 2 R, double (21) (.224 AVG)
RF Jacob Julius – 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB (.500 AVG)

AA Bowie 1, Erie 4

RHP Eddie Gamboa – 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, L (2-6) (3.05 ERA) – Minor League Player of the Night
3B Brandon Waring – 1-2, BB, HBP (.223 AVG)

A+ Frederick 2, Wilmington 3

LHP Nicholas Haughian – 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, K, L (8-7) (3.67 ERA)
2B Jonathon Schoop – 1-4, SB (6) (.271 AVG)

A Delmarva 3, West Virginia 5

LHP Tim Berry – 5 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (5.17 ERA)
LF John Ruettiger – 2-6, double (6), SB (1) (.290 AVG)
2B Michael Mooney – 2-3, BB, double (5) (.208 AVG)
SS Garabez Rosa – 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR (2) (.250 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 1, Hudson Valley 0

RHP Tyler Wilson – 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (2.10 ERA)
CF Glynn Davis – 2-4, R, double (14) (.275 AVG)
LF Martin Serrata – 1-3, double (6) (.226 AVG)
1B Joe Velleggia – 1-2, RBI, BB, double (12) (.256 AVG)

Down on the Farm: September 2nd

September 3, 2011

AAA Norfolk 1, Durham 4

RHP Chris Tillman – 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, L (3-6) (5.19 ERA)
1B Brandon Snyder – 1-3, RBI, BB, double (20) (.259 AVG)
DH Rhyne Hughes – 2-4 (.246 AVG)

AA Bowie 2, Erie 9

RF LJ Hoes – 1-2, BB, double (16) (.307 AVG)
DH Caleb Joseph – 1-4, R, RBI, double (15) (.258 AVG)

A+ Frederick 10, Kinston 0

LHP Jacob Pettit – 5 IP, H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, W (7-0) (1.62 ERA)
RHP Ryan O’Shea – 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, SV (2) (3.09 ERA)
3B Dale Mollenhauer – 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, double (17) (.238 AVG) – Minor League Player of the Night
SS Manny Machado – 2-5, R, RBI, double (12) (.253 AVG)
C Brian Ward – 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, double (22) (.253 AVG)

A Delmarva 2, West Virginia 6

RHP Parker Bridwell – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, K, L (0-3) (7.06 ERA)
2B Michael Mooney – 1-3, BB, 2 Run HR (1) (.201 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 0, Hudson Valley 3

RHP Jaime Esquivel – 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 BB, 8 K, L (0-1) (1.80 ERA)
CF Glynn Davis – 1-1, 2 BB (.267 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 4, Hudson Valley 5

RHP Miguel Chalas – 4 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, L (0-1) (6.75 ERA)
CF Glynn Davis – 2-4, RBI, double (13) (.271 AVG)
SS Thomas Winegardner – 1-3, R, double (2) (.273 AVG)
RF Martin Serrata – 2-3, R (.224 AVG)

Down on the Farm: September 1st

September 2, 2011

AAA Norfolk 9, Gwinnett 4

LHP Chris George – 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, W (7-5) (4.27 ERA)
CF Felix Pie – 2-4, 2 R, BB, double (2) (.273 AVG)
2B Blake Davis – 2-4, 3 R, RBI, BB, SB (5) (.288 AVG)
DH Josh Bell – 1-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB (.255 AVG)
1B Brandon Snyder – 3-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR (13) (.258 AVG)
RF Rhyne Hughes – 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, double (25) (.243 AVG)

AA Bowie 3, Altoona 1

RHP Oliver Drake – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W (3-5) (5.20 ERA)
2B Buck Britton – 1-4, RBI, double (18) (.283 AVG)
1B Joe Mahoney – 3-4, R, 2 RBI, double (23), HR (11) (.289 AVG) – Minor League Player of the Night
C Caleb Joseph – 2-4 (.258 AVG)

A+ Frederick 2, Kinston 3

LHP Rick Zagone – 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (2.97 ERA)
SS Manny Machado – 1-4, R, BB, 2 SB (8) (.250 AVG)
1B Mike Flacco – 1-4, R, RBI, SB (3) (.245 AVG)
CF Miguel Abreu – 2-3, RBI, HBP, 2 SB (31) (.261 AVG)

A Delmarva 0, West Virginia 2

LHP Jarret Martin – 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, L (5-12) (4.96 ERA)
2B Michael Mooney – 2-4 (.199 AVG)
RF Brenden Webb – 1-3, HBP, double (14) (.223 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 5, Tri-City 3

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 K (6.75 ERA) – Rodriguez got the promotion from the GCL to get an extra start in. I was at the game and his fastball ranged from 88-93 mph. I can see the potential but he still has alot of developing to do, especially with his off speed stuff.
CF Glynn Davis – 3-5, R (.264 AVG)
RF Martin Serrata – 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB (.216 AVG)
SS Mychal Givens – 3-4, 2 RBI (.286 AVG)
DH Wynston Sawyer – 1-2, 2 BB, double (11) (.243 AVG)
2B Ryan Zrenda – 2-4, R, 2 doubles (5) (.292 AVG)
3B Thomas Winegardner – 2-4, R, RBI, double (1) (.250 AVG)

Down on the Farm: August 31st

September 1, 2011

AAA Norfolk 2, Gwinnett 11

No performances of note – It was the completion of a suspended game. There were a couple of singles and poor performances by relievers.

AAA Norfolk 2, Gwinnett 1

RHP Ryohei Tanaka – 6 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 3 K, W (1-0) (1.50 ERA)
CF Kyle Hudson – 1-2, R, BB, 2 SB (26) (.297 AVG)
DH Rhyne Hughes – 2-3, 2 Run HR (14) (.242 AVG)

AA Bowie 0, Altoona 2

RHP Tim Bascom – 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, L (8-4) (3.21 ERA) – Minor League Player of the Night
RF LJ Hoes – 1-4, double (15) (.307 AVG)

A+ Frederick 0, Kinston 1

RHP Ryan Berry – 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (0.00 ERA)
SS Manny Machado – 1-4, double (11) (.250 AVG)
C Brian Ward – 1-3, double (21) (.253 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 1, Tri-City 16

RHP Angel Cespedes – 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, K, L (1-4) (5.20 ERA)
DH Mychal Givens – 3-4, RBI (.279 AVG)

Down on the Farm: August 30th

August 31, 2011

AAA Norfolk 6, Charlotte 8

RHP Steve Johnson – 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (5.67 ERA)
CF Kyle Hudson – 1-4, 2 R, BB, SB (24) (.300 AVG)
LF Felix Pie – 2-5, R, double (1) (.286 AVG)
3B Josh Bell – 2-2, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR (19) (.255 AVG)
1B Rhyne Hughes – 1-3, RBI, double (24) (.238 AVG)
2B Blake Davis – 1-2, 2 BB (.282 AVG)

AA Bowie 2, Altoona 4

LHP Mike Ballard – 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 K, L (7-3) (3.56 ERA)
CF Xavier Avery – 2-4, R, double (31) (.264 AVG)
2B Buck Britton – 1-4, R, RBI, double (17) (.285 AVG)
SS Pedro Florimon – 1-3, double (25) (.264 AVG)

A+ Frederick 1, Kinston 2

RHP Scott Copeland – 6.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 BB, 6 K (1.52 ERA) – Minor League Player of the Night
CF Miguel Abreu – 1-3, R (.260 AVG)
C Brian Ward – 1-3, RBI, double (20) (.252 AVG)

A Delmarva 7, Greensboro 10

RHP David Baker – 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K (2.82 ERA)
LF Jeremy Nowak – 1-3, RBI, double (16) (.245 AVG)
RF Michael Planeta – 2-4, R (.216 AVG)
2B Michael Mooney – 2-4, RBI (.193 AVG)
SS Garabez Rosa – 2-4, R, RBI, 2 doubles (14) (.249 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 1, Tri-City 4

RHP Jose Mota – 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K, L (1-4) (6.45 ERA)
LHP Zach Fowler – 3 IP, H, ER, 0 BB, 3 K (2.05 ERA)
CF Glynn Davis – 1-4, BB (.261 AVG)
LF Austin Knight – 1-4, RBI, 2 SB (8) (.215 AVG)

Down on the Farm: August 29th

August 30, 2011

AAA Norfolk 3, Charlotte 4

RHP Mitch Atkins – 7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 11 K, L (3-7) (5.20 ERA)
LF Kyle Hudson – 2-5, R (.301 AVG)
1B Brandon Snyder – 2-5, RBI (.256 AVG)
SS Blake Davis – 2-4, BB (.279 AVG)

AA Bowie 1, Altoona 5

RHP Eddie Gamboa – 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (3.38 ERA) – Minor League Player of the Night
LF LJ Hoes – 1-4, BB, SB (16) (.311 AVG)
1B Joe Mahoney – 2-4, double (22), SB (7) (.284 AVG)
DH Robbie Widlansky – 3-4 (.268 AVG)

A Delmarva 0, Greensboro 8

LHP Matt Bywater – 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, L (0-4) (4.12 ERA)
CF John Ruettiger – 3-4, double (5) (.320 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 3, Staten Island 4

RHP Tyler Wilson – 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (2.63 ERA)
C Wynston Sawyer – 2-3 (.241 AVG)
DH Austin Knight – 2-3, RBI (.217 AVG)
RF Kyle Hoppy – 2-3, R, double (2), SB (5) (.214 AVG)

Short A Aberdeen 0, Staten Island 5

CF Glynn Davis – 1-3 (.261 AVG)
SS Mychal Givens – 1-3, SB (14) (.275 AVG)