Ben rejoined Orioles-Nation in October 2013. As a 21-year old student at Salisbury University seeking a degree in Media Production, Ben is looking to break into the sports media industry and has plenty of experience already. In addition to covering Baltimore’s minor league affiliates for ON, Ben founded and runs his own website covering the National Football League and works part-time at a Sporting Clays course near his Centreville, MD home. He also has experience in radio and television, in addition to writing for his school newspaper. You can contact Ben via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or follow him on Twitter @BenHeckON.
This time last season, Antoan Richardson was tearing through the Braves’ organization, batting a solid .283 with 64 runs, 21 runs batted in and 17 SB in 91 games with Mississippi Braves.
Hammel’s head-turning numbers put him just outside the top five in wins, ERA, Ks and batting average against among American League starting pitchers. He also ranks 5th in the AL in WAR, 5th in FIP, and 4th in xFIP.