Position Player of the Week – Chance Sisco, C (Low-A, Delmarva)
.500/.571/.583 (12/24) with 2 2B, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K
Did you know Chance Sisco currently sits in the top five of the SALLY in batting average? That happens when you hit .500 for the week and are nearly hitting .393 for the month of June. All reports on Sisco have been impressive. The Orioles knew Sisco could hit, but this has been another level of hitting at this point. The defense is where Sisco needs the most improvement, and that is likely why he still sits in Delmarva. That, and the fact he is likely the Orioles best trade chip outside of their group of pitching prospects.
Starting Pitcher of the Week – Tyler Wilson, RHP (Double-A, Bowie)
2 GS, 14.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 13 K
Wilson continues to fly under the radar as a solid second-tier prospect. While he does not have the arsenal of prospects graded higher, he does have strong pitchability and great command of his fastball, curveball and changeup. His fastball can top 94 mph and can sneak up on a hitter. While Wilson likely ends up in a bullpen at some point, he is doing everything necessary to continue down the road as a starter for the time being.
Relief Pitcher of the Week – Alexander Santana, RHP (Low-A, Delmarva)
3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
In what seemed like forever, Alex Santana finally received a promotion to full season baseball. Admittedly, Santana is a personal favorite of mine. While he does not have overpowering stuff, he does a few things well. He has a plus curveball that has hard and deep depth. It’s a good pitch with tight spin. His fastball barely touches 90 mph, but its explosive and has deception. He has command of the entire arsenal and displays high pitchability. It’s not sexy, but it was about time the Orioles moves him to Delmarva. Of course, he did well in his first appearance.