Connor Narron was the Orioles’ 5th round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft. He had a verbal commitment to North Carolina but opted to sign with Baltimore for $650,000 in early-August.
Brian Ward was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. Ward has always been known for his outstanding defense, but his offense output in 2011 is what has really put him on the prospect map.
Jaime Esquivel is one of many raw but intriguing arms in Baltimore’s minor league system. He was a 28th round selection back in 2010, but signed for an above-slot bonus of $225,000. Joe Jordan compared him to Matt Garza at the time of the draft.
Ronnie Welty went 2-4 with a home run, 2 RBI and a stolen base in the Baysox 7-5 win. They are now ahead of the Akron Aeros 2-0 in the Eastern League Playoffs.
Michael Ohlman had two hits tonight for the Shorebirds in their 3-2 loss against the West Virginia Power.
This is a breakdown of the players being sent to Arizona for the fall league. These highlight the player, their strengths, and my thoughts on what they need to improve upon to take their game to the next level.
A few Orioles prospects have flown under the radar. Some of them have been through a few road bumps, while some have simply been forgotten. At the end of the day, these players have displayed skills in some aspect of the game that make them useful assets down the road.
Zach Davies tossed 6.0 strong innings with 8 strike outs for the Shorebirds in their 4-2 victory.
Dylan Bundy won his AA Bowie debut Tuesday Night against the Erie SeaWolves.