In a season that started off filled with hope, the results for 2012 on the Shore (52-86) can only be described as disappointing.
The Ironbirds (28-48) had a tough 2012 season. There is simply no other way of putting it. Coming into the year, it was known that they had a very raw team.
The GCL Orioles roster was not quite as exciting as it has been in past years, but there were still some very talented players on the roster.
The Norfolk Tides finished the season in last place in the South Division with a 56-87 record.
The Bowie Baysox finished the season with a 75-56 record and finished 4.5 games out of first place in the Eastern Division, just barely missing the playoffs.
The 2011 Keys finished with the most wins in Frederick Keys franchise history (80) and brought home the Carolina League title for the first time since 2007.
The Delmarva Shorebirds finished their season with a 55-85 record, which put them in last place in the Northern Division.
The IronBirds’ 2011 season was a complete nightmare, as the loss of the Bluefield Orioles affiliate forced a number of young prospects to short-season A who were clearly not ready to handle the more advanced competition.
The GCL Orioles finished their season with a 38-22 record, good for first place in the GCL South Division. Here’s a look at the GCL O’s top prospects, biggest surprises, and season stats.