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Arizona Fall League Game 1: Xavier Avery Only Oriole To Play, Goes 0 for 3

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.

Orioles Shutout From Baseball America’s Eastern League Top Prospect List

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 to Miss Start of AFL Season With Index Finger Injury

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.

Machado, Schoop, Bundy Named Top 20 CAR League Prospects by Baseball America

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 […]

Machado, Schoop Named Top 20 SAL League Prospects by Baseball America

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 […]

Bridwell, Davis Named Top 20 New York Penn League Prospects by Baseball America

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 […]

Schoop Named Orioles Minor League Player Of The Year

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 […]

Jonathan Schoop & Orlando Gomez Honored By Orioles

Jonathan Schoop and Orlando Gomez Will Receive Awards at Camden Yards Tonight Frederick, MD – 2011 Frederick Keys 2B Jonathan Schoop and Keys Manager Orlando Gomez will be recognized tonight by the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. 2009 Frederick Key, RHP Tim Bascom will be honored as well. The Orioles will take on the Boston […]

Bernadina, Rodriguez Named Top 20 GCL Prospects by Baseball America

Baseball America is beginning to roll out their top 20 prospects by league, and today they’ve published their top 20 GCL prospects. Two Orioles were ranked on the list, with Roderick Bernadina coming in at #12 and Eduardo Rodriguez #18.

City of Frederick Approves Ten-Year Lease

Agreement Runs Through 2021 Season Frederick, MD – A negotiated stadium lease agreement between the Frederick Keys, Advanced Class-A Carolina League Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and The City of Frederick was approved tonight by the Board of Alderman. This will keep the Keys at Harry Grove Stadium through the 2021 season. “We are very […]