Dan joined Orioles Nation in March 2010. He is freelance baseball writer and blogger currently residing in Richmond, Virginia. He focuses specifically on the balance between statistical analysis and traditional scouting.
Here are a few prospects with high expectations who’ve stumbled out of the gate.
Now that April has drawn to a close, let’s take a look at who’s hot in the Orioles Minor League system.
Five Orioles who have either reaped the benefits from or suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune over the season’s first 20 games.
Schmarzo caught my eye this spring in Twin Lakes when I heard his low-90s fastball popping the mitt while he warmed in the bullpen.
After holding the Detroit Tigers to one run over six solid innings in the Orioles’ home opener on April 4, Jake Arrieta followed up with the briefest outing of his career against the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Arrieta cruised through the first two innings of the game before the wheels fell off in the third, [...]
Just how efficient should we expect Baltimore’s defenders, about a third of whom are new additions, to be this year, and just what kind of impact might that have on the numbers of Mr. Britton, the rookie ground-ball-machine?
Every minor league camp is filled with players trying to get noticed – mostly lanky young men attempting to convince scouts and evaluators of what they might one day become. At 6’6″, 225 pounds, however, it’s difficult not to catch some attention. An imposing physical specimen, Orioles pitching prospect Ken Wise tends to stand out among his peers.