Position Player of the Week – Drew Dosch (Low-A, Delmarva)
.363/.440/.409 (8/22) with 2B, RBI, 3 BB, 6 K
Dosch has quietly hit this season, compiling a .304/.351/.360 batting line heading into Monday. While he did not play last season after signing, it is clear that Dosch’s hit tool has played at the professional level, even if the power and defense are still lagging behind. It would not shock me to see Dosch awarded with a promotion to Frederick at some point this season. The Orioles have Hector Veloz that needs to find playing time at third base anyways.
Starting Pitcher of the Week – Steven Brault, RHP, (Low-A, Delmarva)
6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Brault has continued his success from 2013, pitching well for the Shorebirds to start the season. His fastball sits low 90’s with some natural life and boring action. His slider and change have potential to be average. Add this to his solid arm speed and improved command, and you have a pitcher worth keeping an eye on. Overall, Brault is one of the forgotten prospects in the system, but he certainly has some talent and will continue to tear up the SALLY if the Orioles keep him there.
Relief Pitcher of the Week – Jon Keller, RHP (Low-A, Delmarva)
5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
Another strong week from the big-framed righty, making it his second time winning the award this year. The results should not be surprising, as he is an advanced college arm that is pitching in relief to work himself back this year. However, results always speak, and I keep hearing great things about Keller. 95+ mph and the ability to start in the future is something to keep an eye on.