To keep everyone that doesn’t have time to check in with whats going on in the Orioles minor league system very often in the loop, I’m going to post an update every two weeks with notable performances from each team. In this first update you should remember that its still very early and these numbers can change drastically in two days let alone another two weeks.
OF Trayvon Robinson – .346/.433/.538, 2 doubles, HR, 2 RBI, SB, 26 AB – Robinson is off to a solid start so its interesting that the Orioles decided to bring up Chris Dickerson instead this week. Maybe they want Robinson getting more consistent at bats.
3B Russ Canzler – .308/.333/.590, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 39 AB – Canzler isn’t much of a prospect at 27 but hes put up some good numbers throughout his minor league career and could be useful in a pinch at the major league level.
OF Jason Pridie – .259/.310/.556, 2 doubles, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 27 AB – Pridie is an organizational guy so don’t expect to see the 29 year old in Baltimore but hes off to a good start.
OF LJ Hoes – .258/.343/.355, HR, 3 RBI, 31 AB – Same old story with Hoes. The numbers will look better as his batting average rises but hes an on base guy with not much power.
SS Jonathan Schoop – .161/.278/.258, HR, RBI, 31 AB – Slow start for one of the O’s top prospects but hes young and its his first time facing this tough of pitching. He should adjust.
LHP Zach Britton – 0-0, 2.35 ERA, 7.2 IP, 5 BB, 3 K – Britton had a rough first outing leaving with a blister but he bounced back a bit in his second outing.
RHP Josh Stinson – 0-0, 1.80 ERA, 5 IP, BB, 7 K – The Orioles claimed Stinson off waivers from the Oakland A’s and he was impressive in his first start with the organization. Hes only 25 so he could earn a shot in the bullpen at least at some point.
3B Zelous Wheeler – .395/.452/.526, 5 doubles, 7 RBI, 2 SB, 38 AB – Wheeler isn’t a prospect but he is helping out the Bowie offense alot in the meantime.
LF Lew Ford – .313/.405/.563, 5 doubles, HR, 6 RBI, 32 AB – Ford was on the Orioles playoff roster last year so its no surprise hes crushing AA pitching.
3B Tyler Kelly – .303/.478/.485, double, triple, HR, 7 RBI, 33 AB – I like Kelly more and more the more I follow him. He seems to get better as he moves up the ladder. I’d keep an eye on him.
LF Xavier Avery – .349/.391/.512, 4 doubles, HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB, 43 AB – Avery should be succeeding at AA but its still nice to see him put up numbers. Hes been rushed his whole career so it could be helpful for him to have sustained success.
RHP Eddie Gamboa – 0-0, 3.09 ERA, 11.2 IP, 4 BB, 8 K – Gamboa is doing pretty well for just being converted into a knuckleballer. I’m sure hes still getting a feel for it and getting used to throwing it in games.
RHP Kevin Gausman – 1-1, 4.50 ERA, 10 IP, 0 BB, 13 K – Gausman didn’t have a great first start but I’m sure the numbers will continue to improve. Have to love that strikeout to walk ratio.
RHP Devin Jones – 0-0, 2.84 ERA, 6.1 IP, 2 BB, 5 K – Its only one start but Jones is picking up right where he left off last season. He was quickly promoted from A+ Frederick after one start. He gave up one run over six innings, striking out three.
1B Nick Delmonico – .381/.519/.571, 4 doubles, 4 RBI, 21 AB – Delmonico is hitting the ball well right now but the Orioles are hoping those doubles turn into homeruns. Hes still very young at 20 so theres no reason to think his raw power won’t develop.
OF Glynn Davis – .222/.243/.417, double, 2 HR, 4 RBI, SB, 36 AB – Davis hit both of his homeruns in the same game but hasn’t done too much outside of that.
RF Brenden Webb – .226/.265/.387, 2 doubles, HR, 5 RBI, SB, 31 AB – Slow start for Webb. Again its hard to make much out of so few at bats but I expected him to come out of the gate strong.
LHP Tim Berry – 0-0, 1.64 ERA, 11 IP, 3 BB, 10 K – Good start for Berry. Hes always been touted as having a live arm but hasn’t had the best results up to this point. Maybe he can turn the corner this year.
RHP Tyler Wilson – 0-0, 4.76 ERA, 11.1 IP, 7 BB, 12 K – The strikeouts are great, but the walks are terrible.
LHP Trent Howard – 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 IP, BB, 7 K – Howard struggled as a starter last season but is putting up great early numbers coming out of the bullpen.
OF Roderick Bernadina – .364/.423/.591, triple, HR, 4 RBI, SB, 22 AB – Nice to see some early power from Bernadina.
1B Christian Walker – .324/.381/.405, HR, 6 RBI, 37 AB – We know Walker can hit and get on base from his college career but if he wants to make it as a first base prospect he needs to show more power. He’ll have plenty of time to do so this season.
SS Adrian Marin – .304/.370/.348, double, 3 RBI, 2 SB, 23 AB – Great start for Marin. As a shortstop and smaller guy hes not going to hit for much power so the average and on base percentage is great to see.
RHP Branden Kline – 1-0, 3.27 ERA, 11 IP, 6 BB, 8 K – Solid start for the Orioles second round draft pick last year but the walks need to come down.
RHP Parker Bridwell – 0-1, 1.69 ERA, 10.2 IP, 3 BB, 9 K – Is this the year Bridwell finally gets the results to go along with the hype? Good start doesn’t hurt. He has the frame and some good stuff, lets hope so.
LHP Josh Hader – 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 IP, BB, 6 K – Hader is only 19 and got off to a great start with a fantastic first outing. Definitely one to watch.
RHP Matt Hobgood – 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 IP, 2 BB, 5 K – While disappointing on one hand its very heart warming to see Hobgood have success out of the bullpen after dealing with so many injuries. He may not be the next Roger Clemens as the hyperbole we heard after he was drafted but maybe he can give us some return for our investment.
RHP Miguel Chalas – 0-0, 1.35 ERA, 6.2 IP, 4 BB, 8 K – Looks like Chalas is being used in long relief after struggling in the rotation last year. It might be the best role for him. He has good stuff but maybe not the best frame for a starter.