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  1. Charles Brown
    Charles Brown May 5, 2010 at 8:12 am |

    Wanting to get your opinion on two things, Beato, he is pitching well out of the pen. Have you heard of his velocity returning in short stints? Secondly, Cooney is pitching very well, when do you think he will get promoted to Bowie? Do you think the O’s will get aggressive in promoting either of them?

    1. Jordan
      Jordan May 5, 2010 at 10:57 am |

      Haven’t heard about his velocity yet, but I’d assume his fastball is back. Cooney could get a promotion soon, I was surprised when one of the players at ST told me Cooney was back at Frederick. I thought he’d start the season there. Cooney is on the older side for his league so I could see the O’s promoting him somewhat aggressively. They’ll probably be more cautious with Beato though.

    2. Jordan
      Jordan May 5, 2010 at 11:32 am |

      By the way, I appreciate the comments. Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like.

  2. Sam
    Sam May 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |

    From each of the O’s minor league clubs, who would you say the three most impressive guys on each roster have been so far this season?

    1. Jordan
      Jordan May 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm |

      Norfolk: Jake Arrieta has been the most impressive so far, easily. He’s keeping walks down, striking guys out and it’s almost impossible to get a hit off of him right now. Tillman isn’t an official prospect but he’s slightly behind Arrieta. Snyder and Bell have been pretty disappointing so far, there isn’t really a third guy that his stood out for Norfolk. Both Erbe & Patton are struggling as well.

      Bowie: Their entire bullpen has been outstanding, Pedro Beato, Chad Thall and Pat Egan have been dominant relievers. Britton hasn’t been great so far, but he’s had two excellent outings so far, so I’ll count him as impressive.

      Frederick: L.J. Hoes has easily been the most impressive guy on this squad. He’s swinging the bat well and I believe he has 20 walks and 13 strikeouts, that’s phenomenal. Hoes is also the second youngest player in the entire league. Xavier Avery is the fifth youngest player in the league and he’s also been swinging the bat well, plus he has 7 steals. Billy Rowell has actually been quite impressive, I believe his OPS is around .900 right now.

      Delmarva: Garabez Rosa is leading the O’s minor leaguers in doubles, and has showed signs of improved plate discipline. The front two guys in the rotation, Ryan Berry and Jake Cowan have been dominant. Cowan has some stuff to work on (control) but Berry is way too advanced for the league and should be pitching for Frederick very, very soon.