2011 Spring Training
Through nine 2011 starts spanning 49 2/3 innings, Bobby Bundy has accumulated 8.52 strikeouts, 1.81 walks, and 0.36 home runs per nine innings, while showing the strongest ground ball tendencies of his young career.
Felix Pie and Nolan Reimold are currently ahead of Angle on Baltimore’s depth chart, but once room clears in the out field Angle will get a strong look from the O’s. His speed and defense alone should give him a long career as a backup outfielder, and strong offensive output, specifically OBP%, could make him a starter one day.
The Orioles’ 7th round draft pick in 2009, Aaron Wirsch made his debut with the GCL Orioles the same year, throwing 16.2 innings with a 2.16 ERA and 18 strikeouts. Joe Jordan said “I wish we could sign five every year just like him.”
Notes on Brian Roberts‘ neck injury, Derrek Lee’s BP session, the game day pitching schedule, a look at which pitchers the Pirates will throw at the Orioles and more.
Nick Markakis discusses carrying the late season success of 2010 into 2011, his goals for 2011, and the atmosphere surrounding spring training.
Nolan Reimold discusses what he learned from his struggles last year, the feel of this year’s spring training and his goals for 2011.
JJ Hardy talks about his switch to the American League, his new double play partner (Brian Roberts), and more.
Buck discusses what he’s most excited about this season, his love for baseball, how the off-season additions will make the team better, and more.
Matt Wieters discusses his preparation for the 2011 season, what he can learn from Vladimir Guerrero and Derrek Lee, how he maintains being a switch hitter and more.