The Phillies requested, and were granted, an interview with Orioles Scouting Director Joe Jordan for their open Player Development Director job, according to Dan Connolly. Jordan’s contract expires in December.
The Mesa Solar Sox suffered their third straight lost, which puts them at 0-3 to start the season. Xavier Avery was once again in the starting lineup and Cole Mcurry made his 2011 AFL debut. No other Orioles played. Here are results from those two: Xavier Avery went 0 for 3 with a walk. Cole [...]
The Mesa Solar Sox (0-2) played their second game of the AFL season today, and lost to the Surprise Saguaros 8-7. Xavier Avery was once again in the starting lineup and four other O’s prospects made their 2011 AFL debuts. Here are results from O’s prospects: Brian Ward went 1 for 3 with a run, [...]
The Arizona Fall League kicked off today and the Mesa Solar Sox (O’s AFL team; shared with 5 clubs) started of the season with a loss, as they fell to the Phoenix Desert Dogs, 12-8. Xavier Avery was the only Oriole to play, and he went 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Not a single Oriole made Baseball America’s Eastern League Top 20 Prospects list. However, BA’s John Manuel did say Avery was just short of making the list: Commish (NY): How far off was Xavier Avery from this list. Does he still profile as an everyday center fielder and if so, whats a good comp for [...]
L.J. Hoes will miss the start of the Arizona Fall League season due to an injury to his index finger, according to Steve Melewski of MASN.
Baseball America published their top 20 Carolina League prospects today and three Orioles were ranked on the list: Manny Machado (#1), Jonathan Schoop (#6), and Bobby Bundy (#15). BA said some scouts see Machado as an “Alex Rodriguez clone”. They noted Schoop’s impressive bat speed and hand eye coordination. With Bundy, they discussed his deep [...]
Baseball America published their top 20 South Atlantic League prospects today and the Orioles’ top two position prospects, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop, were ranked. Machado ranked at #2 on the list, coming in behind only Bryce Harper. They noted Machado’s plus bat, above-average defensive tools and quoted a scout saying “He has everything you [...]
Baseball America published their top 20 New York Penn League prospects today and two Orioles were ranked. RHP Parker Bridwell came in at #10 on the list. BA noted his heavy sinker, power breaking ball, and developing changeup. They ranked OF Glynn Davis their #15 NYPL prospect and noted his true 80 speed and ability [...]
Pitcher Cam Roth receives Elrod Hendricks Community Service Award Salisbury, Md. – The Shorebirds are pleased to announce that 2011 infielder Jonathan Schoop was named the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year by the Orioles on Monday. Pitcher Cam Roth was honored with the Elrod Hendricks Community Service Award. Schoop opened the 2011 [...]