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.
The Bundy Brothers rank as the top two right-handed starting pitching prospects in the system.
Here’s a look at prospects who have improved upon their pre-season status, and some who have seen their stock fall in 2011.
Ryan Berry pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 ER with 1 walk in a 5-4 GCL O’s loss.
Manny Machado went 1 for 4 with a run, a home run, an RBI, and a strikeout in his Keys debut.
Joe Jordan has shown a tendency to prefer specific types of players, mainly ground ball pitchers and athletic position players. What did he and his staff do this year?