Position Player of the Week – Chance Sisco, C (Low-A, Delmarva)
Sisco could win this award every week. Once again, he has put together another week with double digit hits. Sisco is currently first in average and has the fourth highest OBP in the entire SALLY. He has driven in a run in his last six games. The hit tool is a legitimate tool, and Sisco is the best position prospect in the Orioles’ system at this point. The defense is still a work-in-progress, but he has improved since the beginning of the year from those that have laid eyes on him throughout the season. I’ll be seeing him again next weekend when I head down to Delmarva.
Starting Pitcher of the Week – Tim Berry, RHP (Double-A, Bowie)
The lefty is on the 40-man roster, so there is always an intrigue when a rostered player is putting up fairly successful numbers at the higher levels. Berry has erratic command of his three-pitch arsenal at times, but he is a productive pitcher when the command is evident. The fastball has enough on it to throw the timing of hitters off, and the changeup and curveball are decent secondary offerings. Berry could see time with the Orioles out of the pen in September, and he could fill the role of a LOOGY if Brian Matusz continues to struggle.
Relief Pitcher of the Week – Ivan Hernandez, RHP (SS-A, Aberdeen)
Do you like velocity? Well, Hernandez has touched 97 mph on multiple occasions. Hernandez has a power arm and looks to be on a different tier in terms of NYPL talent. I would like to see him face better competition, as my recent scouting report at Baseball Prospectus might have been too judgmental at the time. Reports are always a snapshot of a player at the current time, and I was more intrigued by the big-framed righty on Friday when I saw him command 94-95 mph. He’s one to keep an eye on, but probably not a player you want to vault onto any top prospect lists.