Here’s a look at prospects who have improved upon their pre-season status, and some who have seen their stock fall in 2011.
Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop have been selected to represent the O’s in the 2011 Futures Game. Follow along here with tweets, observations and reports regarding the two young Frederick Keys infielders.
Manny Machado has the skills to become a cornerstone, franchise player that plays one of the most crucial positions in baseball: shortstop.
Kipp Schutz was a 2009, 19th round selection out of Indiana University and was also drafted out of Evansville HS by the O’s in 2006.
Oliver Drake pitched to a 1.13 ERA with just 6 walks and a 4.58 GO/AO ratio in 32 June innings, while holding opponents to a .222 batting average.
Video of Jaime Esquivel pitching in the GCL against the Red Sox on June 29, 2011.
Video of Cameron Coffey pitching in the GCL on June 27, 2011.