Position Player of the Week – Glynn Davis, OF (Double-A, Bowie)
.346/.370/.462 (9/26) with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 6 K, SB
Davis has the raw tools. His plus speed and excellent defensive capabilities provide for the foundation of a solid player. The swing has always been the concern, with too much noise that cancels out the effectiveness of his plus bat speed. Davis is beginning to lessen some of the noise, but I still have deep reservations towards whether he can produce against upper-level pitching. He is still having some trouble recognizing spin, but Double-A is going to be a terrific test for the Maryland native.
Starting Pitcher of the Week – Zach Davies, RHP (Double-A, Bowie)
2 GS, 13.1 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 13 K
Davies has been on a roll recently, and I have written about him essentially everywhere on the site. He won the player of the month, and I also touched on him briefly in the Mailbag.
Relief Pitcher of the Week – Lex Rutledge, LHP (High-A, Frederick)
2 G, 4.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K
It was not a good week in the O’s system for relievers, but Rutledge has quietly been performing in the past month. Over the past 13 appearances, he has a 0.69 ERA and given up 7 hits in that span. Rutledge relies on his 12-6 curveball majority of the time for his outs, but can pump the fastball when he needs to. It took some time for the lefty to figure it out, but maybe he has turned the corner in the second half of this season.