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There’s been alot of moves recently in the Orioles farm system, so lets recap:
1. 1st Baseman, Brandon Snyder was promoted from Double A Bowie to Triple A Norfolk.
2. Pitchers, Jake Arrieta and Troy Patton were promoted from Double A up to Triple A Norfolk.
3. Pitcher, Brian Matusz, the team’s 2008 first round pick, was promoted from Single A Frederick to Double A Bowie.
SP Chris Tillman– Starting the season a perfect 5-0, Tillman has struggled of late with his record slowing to 5-4. In 12 games he has pitched 60 innings and has a low ERA of 2.55. Despite Tillman’s recent struggles, he is still baffling Triple A hitters with 67 strikeouts which is good enough for second on the team behind David Hernandez.
1B Brandon Snyder– Snyder tore through Double A pitching and the organization noticed. His recent promotion to Triple A should provide a tough test, but an opportunity for the former catcher to show he belongs in the clubs plans in 2010. In 2 games he has had 8 ABs and is batting .250. In those 8 at bats Snyder has already picked up 2 RBI’s. Brandon Snyder will be one of the interesting players to watch in the second half of the year.
SP Jake Arrieta– In two starts with Triple A Norfolk, Arrieta’s record stands at 0-2 even though he has not pitched terribly overall. He’s given up 6 earned runs with 13 strikeouts in 10.2 innings. In his first start last week, Arrieta was the victim of poor run support. He gave up one earned run and was dealt the loss. His latest outing was tougher as he gave up 5 earned runs.
SP Troy Patton-Patton has been one of the most consistent pitchers so far this year in the Orioles farm system. However, in his first start with Norfolk, Patton had a rough outing. He gave up 5 earned runs and seven hits in six innings. He allowed more runs in this one start then he did during his entire time with Double A. Patton will need to adjust, and when he does, he could be one of the new faces in the big leagues by late summer.
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