Mychal Givens was the Orioles’ 2009 2nd round draft pick out of Plant HS, Florida. He’s been playing strictly shortstop since he was drafted after also spending time on the mound in high school. His development has been stalled due to a thumb injury that cost him most of the 2010 season.
Ryan Adams went 4 for 6 with a run in a 7-5 Norfolk Tides loss.
Baseball Prospectus’ Jason Parks weighs in on the O’s young hitters. There are very few people in the baseball media that are more informed about young players in both the majors and minors than Parks.
Wynn Pelzer pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 hit with 5 walks and 6 strikeouts in a 3-0 Bowie Baysox win.
Caleb Joseph went 2 for 4 with a run, a home run and an RBI in a 4-3 Bowie loss.
Trent Mummey went 2 for 4 with 2 runs, a home run, an RBI, a strikeout and a walk in a 6-5 Delmarva win.
Jonathan Schoop went 3 for 5 with 2 runs, a double, a home run and 4 RBI in a 6-2 Delmarva Shorebirds win.
Caleb Joseph went 2 for 3 with an RBI in a 4-1 Bowie Baysox win.
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.