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ON The Farm Podcast: Episode 4 – “The End”

Topics of Discussion:

–  Bowie/Trenton Series

– Delmarva

– Aberdeen

– Farewell

  • Next steps

 

Other Prospects mentioned in the podcast Dylan Bundy, Jake Fox (not a prospect, but…JAKE FOX), Reynaldo Lopez, Aaron Nola, Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin, Jaron Long, Jake Cave, Tyler Glasnow, Michael Taylor, Lucas Giolito, Jake Johansen, Casey Gillaspie, Pat Connaughton, David Hess, AJ Cole, Brian Goodwin.

Words mispronounced: Too many to list.

 

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ON Mailbag 9/1 to 9/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/09/14/mailbag-9-1-9-14/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/09/14/mailbag-9-1-9-14/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:33:53 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15149 ON Mailbag 9-1 to 9-14. Questions about Steve Pearce, Chris Davis, Dylan Bundy, and the Rule 5 Draft.

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Welcome to the Orioles Nation Mailbag. If you have future questions, you can submit them here:

All major league questions answered by Alex Conway.
All minor league questions answered by Luke Jackson.

How many of Chris Davis’s homers this season have been solo shots? Aside from a couple of nice game winners, it does seems that most of his dingers haven’t really mattered very much. Or is that just faulty memory on my part?

So obviously this question was asked and I did the research before the suspension for amphetamines. A quick note, Davis has not been vital to the Orioles success this year, but with the loss of Machado his absence from the lineup and the field hurts even more. I am going to write up a longer analysis for sometime later this week, but his loss is disappointing and puts into question his future with the team.

Anyways, I did some digging and for the most part you have a faulty memory. Of the 26 home runs Davis has hit to date this season, 12 have been with runners on base and 13 of them have come when the Orioles were either tied or behind in the game. Also interestingly, this year he has hit multiple home runs in a game only once, against Pittsburgh on May 20th when he hit three.  Also, he has hit 12 home runs so far against AL East opponents. Even with the down year Chris has been hitting important home runs still. This should also highlight the magnitude that home runs can have in games. An instantly scored run has incredible value and can change a teams chances of winning a game astronomically. I think the issue with your memory stems from that fact that Chris Davis has been having a  tough year at the plate especially with the batting average. These struggles shine a bad light on his whole season even though there have been some fleeting positives.

- Alex Conway

Steve Pearce has a 5.2 bWAR through 93 games and has a reasonable .320 BABIP. Is he one of the Orioles starting outfielders next year?

He certainly has to be in the mix for a starting outfielder spot. He has one more arbitration eligible year and his raise is not going to be enough, even after this terrific season, for the Orioles to seriously consider trading or non-tendering him. He has shown to be competent in the field as both a corner outfielder and a first baseman so he has a little versatility. Furthermore, he has made some adjustments to his game at the plate, which I discussed here, that make me think he can be a productive player moving forward. Whether or not he can be this productive for the remainder of his prime years, which are quickly dwindling, remains to be seen. Regardless, Steve Pearce is still going to be at the very least a great bench bat and a fill in for injured players who can backspin a fastball with the best of them and crush lefties. He will be on the Orioles next year and with some possible turmoil at the corner outfield spots, a starting job may be in his future.

- Alex Conway

Does it concern you that our lineup regularly makes above-average pitchers look like Cy Young candidates? Concern you as in 1-and-done, seeing as most playoff teams have top tier rotations?

Not really, no. The Orioles have made some middling starters look great in single games, sure, but they have also won many games that Cy Young candidates have started as well. They have beaten Chris Sale twice, Felix Hernandez, Masahiro Tanaka, etc. However, this does not give me confidence in there ability to beat tough pitchers in the playoffs either. The point here is that one game is basically coin flip scenario. Certain performances against journeymen and established aces in a 162 regular season reveal very little about the quality of the team. This is especially the case in the playoffs where even a seven game series is such a small sample size that almost any outcome is possible.

- Alex Conway

What players do you think the O’s will protect for the Rule 5 draft?

The three guys in particular the O’s have to decide on are Mike Wright, Parker Bridwell and Mychal Givens. Wright signed after he turned 19 and has been pitching in the O’s system for four years. Bridwell and Givens signed before they turned 19 and have been playing pro ball for five years. That makes them eligible for December’s Rule 5 draft.

Wright, 24, had an roller-coaster season that was written about by Lance Rinker. According to Steve Melewski, the O’s are likely going to protect Wright.  The last time I watched Wright pitch was late last year for Bowie. The first thing I saw was a big league body — he’s listed at 6-foot-6, 215 pounds. The next things I saw were a good plane, heavy fastball and the potential for a sharp slider, but also a tendency to find too many barrels. While he stumbled this year in Norfolk, he’s still a big league arm, albeit likely in the bullpen. His fastball/slider combination should play up in that role. His frame suggests a starter who can eat a lot of innings in the rotation, but his stuff is probably just too hittable in the rotation (159 hits in 142.2 innings at Norfolk this year). Wright has a chance to join the Norfolk-Baltimore shuttle at some point next year.

Bridwell, 23, is one of my favorite arms in the system. If you catch him on the right day, you’ll see a sure-fire starter with a big league body throwing 91-93 with run, a plus change and flashes of an above average slider. If you catch him on the wrong day, though, you’ll see his raw stuff robbed by command and control issues stemming from inconsistent mechanics. A future in the bullpen is likely, but he’s the most talented arm in the system save for Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey, so the safe bet here is that the O’s put him on the 40. That would put him on a similar track as Tim Berry, who was protected last winter before starting in Bowie this summer as a 23 year old. If he’s left unprotected, a team may very well take a flier on Bridwell on the off chance that he could be hidden in a big league bullpen. A team might think his velocity could tick up in relief, making his fastball/change combination play up. Bridwell will throw in the Arizona Fall League to try to cement his status on the 40-man. Check out Tucker Blair’s terrific report on Bridwell here.

Givens, 24, will also throw in the AFL. He’s a converted infielder who split time between Frederick and Bowie this year. Now a low-slot reliever from the right side, Givens will touch 95 with sink along with a hard slider, but — stop me if you’ve heard this one before — struggles to repeat his delivery and throw strikes. Teams love to take a chance on velocity in the Rule 5, which Givens offers, but the O’s are probably safe to keep Givens off the 40. He’s been a pitcher for just two full years, walks too many batters and probably doesn’t have anything to get lefties out at the highest level. However, Givens will be an interesting reliever to track next year, especially if he can throw more strikes. 

Some other eligible guys who have a shot to be role 4 relievers but aren’t likely to be protected nor selected: Matt Hobgood, Ashur Tolliver and Jason Gurka.

Luke Jackson

Where will Dylan Bundy start 2015?

The best bet for Dylan Bundy next April is probably Bowie’s rotation. I expect the O’s to monitor his innings very carefully, as they should. If he’s fully healthy and his stuff and command is close to where it was pre-surgery, he’ll do just fine in Bowie. What’ll also be interesting come the spring is how his brother, Bobby, looks. Bobby Bundy had a great year with Frederick in 2011, but struggled with injuries at the AA level in 2012 and is just now getting healthy once again. Could we see the Bundy brothers in the same rotation to start next year? Could be. Bridwell and Branden Kline are also good bets to be in Bowie’s rotation next spring.

Luke Jackson

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Minor League Scores – 8/6/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/08/07/minor-league-scores-8614/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/08/07/minor-league-scores-8614/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:39:34 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15106 Glynn Davis continues hit hot hitting ways in Bowie

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Today’s Result Tomorrow OFF Opponent Location Time Starter 54 – 64 Gwinnett Braves Away 6:35 PM Steve Johnson
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Portland 7, Bowie 4 Opponent Location Time Starter
57 – 60 Box Score Portland Sea Dogs Home 6:35 PM Nick Additon
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Carolina 11, Frederick 3 Opponent Location Time Starter
52 – 59 Box Score Carolina Mudcats Home 7:00 PM Branden Kline
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56 – 58 Lakewood Blue Claws Away 7:05 PM Mitch Horacek
 
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Vermont 4, Aberdeen 2 Opponent Location Time Starter
18 – 33  Box Score Vermont Lake Monsters Home 7:05 PM TBD
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Minor League Scores – 8/5/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/08/05/minor-league-scores-8514/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/08/05/minor-league-scores-8514/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 03:13:28 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15104 Dylan Bundy makes another rehab start for the Frederick Keys

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Buffalo 6 , Norfolk 2 Opponent Location Time Starter 54 – 64 Box Score OFF OFF OFF OFF

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Portland 3, Bowie 1 Opponent Location Time Starter
57 – 59  Box Score Portland Sea Dogs Home 6:35 PM TBD
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Carolina 3, Frederick 7 Opponent Location Time Starter
52 – 58  Box Score Carolina Mudcats Home 7:00 PM Brady Wager
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Greensboro 8, Delmarva 5 Opponent Location Time Starter
56 – 58 Box Score OFF OFF OFF OFF
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18 – 32 Vermont Lake Monsters Home 7:05 PM TBD
 
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Minor League Scores – 8/4/2014 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/08/04/minor-league-scores-842014/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/08/04/minor-league-scores-842014/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:39:53 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15101 Mike Wright struggles through another start for the Tides

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Buffalo 7, Norfolk 4 Opponent Location Time Starter 54 – 63 Box Score Buffalo Bisons Home 12:05 PM Tyler Wilson
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56 – 55 Portland Sea Dogs Home 6:35 PM TBD
 
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48 – 57 Carolina Mudcats Home 7:00 PM Dylan Bundy
 
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Greensboro 2, Delmarva 0 Opponent Location Time Starter
56 – 56 Box Score Greensboro Grasshoppers Home 7:05 PM Luis Gonzalez
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Greensboro 2, Delmarva 0 Opponent Location Time Starter
56 – 57 Box Score Greensboro Grasshoppers Home 7:05 PM Luis Gonzalez
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Aberdeen 6, Williamsport 3 Opponent Location Time Starter
18 – 32 Box Score OFF OFF OFF OFF
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Minor League Scores – 7/30/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/31/minor-league-scores-73014/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/31/minor-league-scores-73014/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:03:58 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15088 Mike Wright makes another strong start for the Tides

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Norfolk 6, Toldeo 0 Opponent Location Time Starter 53 – 59 Box Score Toldeo Mud Hens Away 7:00 PM Tyler Wilson
  • Christian Walker: 0-5, K
  • Dariel Alvarez: 1-4, 2B, BB, K
  • Steve Clevenger: 2-5, RBI, K
  • Mike Wright: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • Evan Meek: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
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Bowie 0, Akron 4 Opponent Location Time Starter
56 – 55 Box Score Binghamton Mets Away 6:35 PM TBD
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Frederick 2, Winston-Salem 12 Opponent Location Time Starter
48 – 57 Box Score Winston-Salem Dash Away 7:00 PM Parker Bridwell
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Lakewood 0, Delmarva 4 Opponent Location Time Starter
56 – 53 Box Score Lakewood Blue Claws Home 7:00 PM Mitch Horacek
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Aberdeen , State College Opponent Location Time Starter
15 – 29 POSTPONED State College Spikes Away 7:05 PM TBD
 
Notes: This game was postponed due to rain

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Minor League Scores – 7/29/2014 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/30/minor-league-scores-7292014/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/30/minor-league-scores-7292014/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:29:03 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15084 Zach Davies twirls a gem for the Baysox

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Norfolk 7, Toldeo 3 Opponent Location Time Starter 52 – 59 Box Score Toldeo Mud Hens Away 7:00 PM Mike Wright
  • Christian Walker: 0-4
  • Dariel Alvarez: 2-4, 2B
  • Henry Urrutia: 0-4, K
  • Josh Stinson: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K
  • Ramon Ramirez: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K
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Bowie 5, Akron 1 Opponent Location Time Starter
56 – 54 Box Score Akron Rubber Ducks Away 12:05 PM Tim Berry
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Frederick 0, Winston-Salem 4 Opponent Location Time Starter
48 – 56 Box Score Winston-Salem Dash Away 12:00 PM Brady Wager
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Delmarva 4, Hickory 10 Opponent Location Time Starter
55 – 53 Box Score Lakewood Blue Claws Home 7:00 PM Luis Gonzalez
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 Tri-City 0, Aberdeen 1 Opponent Location Time Starter
15 – 29 Box Score State College Spikes Away 7:05 PM TBD
  • Alex Murphy: 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
  • Hector Veloz: 2-4, K
  • Jay Gonzalez: 1-4, BB, 2 K
  • Ubaldo Jimenez: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • Patrick Connaughton: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
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Minor League Scores – 7/28/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/28/minor-league-scores-72814/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/28/minor-league-scores-72814/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:34:42 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15081 Glynn Davis continues his hot streak in his Eastern League debut

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Norfolk 6, Columbus 5 Opponent Location Time Starter 51 – 59 Box Score Toldeo Mud Hens Away 7:00 PM Josh Stinson
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Bowie 12, Akron 4 Opponent Location Time Starter
55 – 54 Box Score Akron Rubber Ducks Away 7:05 PM Zach Davies
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48 – 55 Winston-Salem Dash Away 7:00 PM Dylan Bundy
 
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Delmarva 2, Hickory 3 Opponent Location Time Starter
55 – 52  Box Score Rome Braves Away 7:00 PM Nick Cunningham
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 Tri-City 1, Aberdeen 0 Opponent Location Time Starter
14 – 29 Box Score Tri-City Dust Devils Home 7:05 PM TBD
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Minor League Players of the Week: 7/21 – 7/27 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/28/minor-league-players-week-721-727/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/28/minor-league-players-week-721-727/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:01:17 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15083 Mike Yastrzemski has dominated at every location this season. Bundy is turning the corner, and Alexander Santana continues to put up numbers in Delmarva.

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Position Player of the WeekMike Yastrzemski, OF (Double-A, Bowie)

.321/.387/.464 (9/28) with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K

The tools may not be excellent, but his game has been terrific. Find me another player that hustles and grinds more during a game. While we are at it, throw every cliche about grit, hustle and whatnot in the direction of Yaz. It is hard to dislike anything from the Vandy alum, even if the tools are clearly a notch below some of the competition. Also, he’s now at his own age level in terms of competition, so we can start looking into the results more. So far, so good. I wrote about Yaz in the Ten Pack this morning at Baseball Prospectus.

Starting Pitcher of the WeekDylan Bundy, RHP (High-A, Frederick)

6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

The line is not excellent, although he did not give up a run and only allowed 5 baserunners to reach. However, Bundy is starting to regain some of his form at Frederick. I wrote a detailed scouting report on Bundy, and nothing has changed. He is still very good and is the best prospect in this organization. Relax, and let the guy work his way back. He is going to be just fine.

Relief Pitcher of the WeekAlexander Santana, RHP (Low-A, Delmarva)

2 G, 4.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Santana finally received his promotion to a full-season league and has not disappointed yet. He does not have excellent stuff, but the fastball has some explosion and deception. Hitters seem to always be a tick late on it, although that may not be the case at higher levels. We don’t know yet. Either way, Santana has been brought along slowly but has really been impressive the last two years.

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Minor League Scores – 7/22/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/22/minor-league-scores-72214/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/22/minor-league-scores-72214/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:42:35 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15077 Dylan Bundy turns in his best start to date at Frederick

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Toldeo 4, Norfolk 12 Opponent Location Time Starter 46 – 58 Box Score Toldeo Mud Hens Home 7:05 PM Steve Johnson
  • Christian Walker: 1-4, RBI, BB
  • Dariel Alvarez: 3-4, 2 RBI
  • Ivan De Jesus: 2-4, RBI, BB, K
  • Chris Jones: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
  • Ramon Ramirez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
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Harrisburg 4, Bowie 2 Opponent Location Time Starter
52 – 51 Box Score Harrisburg Senators Home 11:05 AM Anthony Vasquez
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Frederick 4, Myrtle Beach 0 Opponent Location Time Starter
47 – 51 Box Score Myrtle Beach Pelicans Away 7:05 PM TBD
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54 -47 Rome Braves Away 7:00 PM Nick Cunningham
 
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Brooklyn 6, Aberdeen 7 Opponent Location Time Starter
11 – 26 Box Score Brooklyn Cyclones Home 7:05 PM TBD
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Minor League Scores – 7/21/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/21/minor-league-scores-72114/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/21/minor-league-scores-72114/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:37:09 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15076 Tyler Wilson continues his hot start at AAA Norfolk

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Toldeo 1, Norfolk 2 Opponent Location Time Starter 45 – 58  Box Score Toldeo Mud Hens Home 7:05 PM Chris Jones
  • Christian Walker: 0-3, BB, K
  • Dariel Alvarez: 0-4, K
  • Jemile Weeks: 0-2, BB
  • Tyler Wilson: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K
  • Evan Meek: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
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Harrisburg 4, Bowie 3 Opponent Location Time Starter
52 – 50  Box Score Harrisburg Senators Away 7:00 PM Eduardo Rodriguez
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Winston – Salem 3, Frederick 6 Opponent Location Time Starter
46 – 51 Box Score Myrtle Beach Pelicans Away 7:05 PM TBD
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Hagerstown 3, Delmarva 1 Opponent Location Time Starter
54 -47 Box Score OFF OFF OFF OFF
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Aberdeen 0, Mahoning Valley 7 Opponent Location Time Starter
10 – 26 Box Score Brooklyn Cyclones Home 7:00 PM TBD
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ON The Farm Podcast: Episode 3 “Jersey Punk” http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/18/farm-podcast-episode-3-jersey-punk/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/18/farm-podcast-episode-3-jersey-punk/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:00:51 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15068 Tucker and Luke discuss the Aberdeen Roster and bring on CJ Wittmann of Baseball Prospectus to talk Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey

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ON The Farm Podcast: Episode 3 – “Jersey Punk”

Topics of Discussion:

–  Aberdeen Ironbirds

– GUEST: CJ Wittmann of Baseball Prospectus

– Aberdeen Ironbirds

Other Prospects mentioned in the podcast: Lucas Giolito, Parker Bridwell, Mike Yastrzemski, Sebastian Vader, Mychal Givens, Matt Hobgood, Jon Keller, Danny Hultzen, Tyler Wilson, Brian Gonzalez, Chance Sisco

Words mispronounced: Pat Connaughton, Batavia

 

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Minor League Scores – 7/16/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/16/minor-league-scores-71614/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/16/minor-league-scores-71614/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:32:18 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15067 Dylan Bundy makes his second start for the Frederick Keys

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Today’s Result Tomorrow OFF Opponent Location Time Starter 41 – 57 Rochester Red Wings Home 7:05 PM Miguel Gonzalez  
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Frederick 5, Salem 8 Opponent Location Time Starter
42 – 50 Box Score Salem Red Sox Away 7:05 PM Brady Wager
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Delmarva 1, Greensboro 5 Opponent Location Time Starter
52 – 44 Box Score Greensboro Grasshoppers Away 7:00 PM Luis Gonzalez
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Aberdeen 3, Tri-City 5 Opponent Location Time Starter
10 – 21 Box Score Tri-City Dust Devils Away 7:00 PM TBD
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Minor League Scores – 7/9/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/09/minor-league-scores-7914/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/09/minor-league-scores-7914/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:18:56 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15050 Eduardo Rodriguez continues to toil in his return to the rotation

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Durham , Norfolk Opponent Location Time Starter 37 – 56 POSTPONDED Gwinnett Braves Home 7:05 PM Nick Additon
  • This game was Postponed due to Rain
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Bowie 0, Harrisburg 2 Opponent Location Time Starter
48 – 44 Box Score Harrisburg Senators Away 7:00 PM Anthony Vasquez
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Frederick 8, Salem 1 Opponent Location Time Starter
41 – 46 Box Score Salem Red Sox Away 7:05 PM Dylan Bundy
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West Virginia 2, Delmarva 3 Opponent Location Time Starter
49 – 41 Box Score Lakewood Blue Claws Away 7:05 PM Nick Cunningham
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Batavia 1, Aberdeen 2 Opponent Location Time Starter
7 – 19 Box Score Batavia Muckdogs Home 7:05 PM TBD
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ON Mailbag: 6/30 – 7/6 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/06/mailbag-630-76/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/06/mailbag-630-76/#comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:00:38 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15045 Questions submitted to Orioles Nation for the week of 6/30 - 7/6. Topics include Majors, Minors, Transactions, etc.

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Welcome to the Orioles Nation Mailbag. If you have future questions, you can submit them here:

All major league questions answered by Alex Conway.
All minor league questions answered by Tucker Blair.

Haven’t heard anything about Bobby Bundy. I know he had some type of surgery. Do you have any info?
I saw Bobby throwing short toss in Spring training. I had not heard much after that, but it was passed along to me that the older Bundy brother was beginning to throw off a mound in two weeks. He should be very close now, as that was about a week ago. The Orioles have kept a tight lip on Bobby and his rehabilitation.

– Tucker Blair

What will Tyler Wilson be as a major leaguer?
I think the realistic role for Wilson is a middle reliever. Wilson throws in the low 90’s with solid command and a recently smoothed out delivery, but the stuff is not overwhelming. Regardless, Wilson has always been overlooked in this system, even though I think he will safely reach the majors at some point. I do not see an impact arm, but I think he helps the O’s (or another club) at some point in the next two years.

– Tucker Blair

You saw Dylan Bundy. Thoughts?
My full scouting report can be found over at Baseball Prospectus:
Dylan Bundy Scouting Report

– Tucker Blair

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The Baltimore Orioles lack the pieces to acquire top-tier talent in a trade. http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/01/baltimore-orioles-lack-pieces-acquire-top-tier-talent-trade/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/07/01/baltimore-orioles-lack-pieces-acquire-top-tier-talent-trade/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:00:48 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15033 The Baltimore Orioles will need to make some moves to strengthen the team for a playoff run. The problem is that they lack the top-tier prospects to acquire the big fish. What type of players do they have the pieces to trade for?

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The activity leading up to and through this year’s trade deadline could be the most interesting we will witness in several years, at least in terms of the speculation as a result of a few surprise teams possibly being on the selling end of things. For the Baltimore Orioles, the needs are obvious – a second baseman and a starting pitcher.

Prospects are the money in baseball and that’s the one thing the Orioles organization still doesn’t have quite enough of, at least the prospects that are worth the most and they can reasonably part with. Players like Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey are likely not being traded, period. What ammunition that leaves the front office with beyond them is limited to a small handful of prospects that could be trumped by division rival Toronto Blue Jays and a handful of other contending teams.

Any thoughts of landing a true difference maker should be swept from your mind this very moment. Not only are those players few and far between it is also not in the nature of the front office to sell out for just one player. There will be no reports of this team landing Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki, Yu Darvish, or even Jeff Samardzija. These players are out of the reach of this team because the package going the other way would require one of Gausman or Bundy or too many of the organization’s second tier prospects.

The prospects the Orioles are left to work with in order to complete a trade are the likes of Eduardo Rodriguez, Mike Wright, Tim Berry, and Michael Ohlman. These are your second tier or “B” grade prospects, and that’s not to take anything away from any of them but we’re not talking about staff aces or a middle of the order bat.

However, the Orioles still have plenty of ammunition to acquire a piece or two that could help them in their quest for a division title or a playoff berth at the very least.

Would Dan Duquette consider reuniting with starting pitcher Jason Hammel?

Depending on the cost, it is entirely possible given the bounce back campaign he is currently enjoying. Having posted a career high strikeout rate and a career low walk rate this year, his value has never been higher. He would certainly help the Orioles fortify the starting rotation but if the Chicago Cubs are expecting a return of Eduardo Rodriguez or Hunter Harvey would it be worth it?

Another option would be reaching out to the Cleveland Indians about either Justin Masterson, who is having a horrid season up to this point, or Zach McAllister, who has been banished to Triple-A after having a fairly unlucky and inconsistent start to his 2014 campaign.

Masterson would likely cost the most to acquire due to him having so much success during the 2013 season, but McAllister would be the real prize if the Orioles were able to convince the Cleveland Indians to part with him. At just 26-years-old the issues McAllister is having this year are completely fixable seeing as how a portion of his struggles have to do with him allowing hitters to have plenty of time to get comfortable in the box. The other issue that could be remedied is leaving too many pitches out over the plate. McAllister would provide the Orioles rotation with a young starter that has the ability to succeed at the major league level and has the ceiling of a decent number two starter if he can work the kinks out.

He was rated as the Indians sixth best prospect after the 2011 season by Baseball America, was considered to have the best control at the minor league level and a Baseball America scouting report stated that he could consistently throw a breaking ball for strikes and has a good feel for his changeup.

As far as second base is concerned the Orioles have the pieces to acquire the likes of Chase Utley – and though he has his drawbacks at this point, he would still represent significant upgrades over what Buck Showalter is currently trotting out there on a regular basis.

Utley would have the most to offer this season and possibly next but his age and declining power, couple with his non-existent speed at this point, make him nothing more than a stop-gap solution through 2015 at best. His on-base skills and defensive ability still make him one of the better second baseman in baseball though. It wouldn’t be completely unreasonable to trade a package consisting of Wright, Berry and a lower tier prospect like Adrian Marin to acquire Utley’s services but it would be a slight stretch to give up so much for him.

The final player that the Orioles could make a run at is a Texas Ranger – big shocker, I know.

Elvis Andrus has reportedly underwhelmed Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels, and fans, for two straight seasons now and they are reportedly willing to move him. The Rangers have an overabundance of young middle infielders and that has made Andrus expendable. He’s also being paid like a premier offensive shortstop, the one thing he is not, and trading him would help free up payroll for the Rangers.

His eight-year $118 million contract kicks in next season and he will be paid $15 million per year through 2020 and $14 million per year the final two years of the contract. Andrus also has to opt-out clauses in his contract that he could utilize after the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Any team trading for him would have him through at least 2018, with him opting out if he feels he could earn more as a free agent at 29-years-old. Otherwise the receiving team could be saddled with a contract of a player that won’t live up to it – a gamble that the Orioles simply don’t historically take.

However, Andrus is still only 25-years-old with room for improvement and its possible leaving Texas could be the best thing for him, much like it was for Chris Davis.

The bare minimum it would take for the Orioles acquire a defensively gifted shortstop with 40-plus stolen base potential is at least Eduardo Rodriguez. If anything else substantial would have to be included would likely depend on how much money, if any, the Rangers would be willing to eat as part of the deal.

Andrus won’t fill the void at second base, but acquiring him could allow Showalter to convince Hardy to shift over to second base for the remainder of the season. Andrus would also supply some much needed speed at either the top or bottom of the lineup. Whether this move or any of the others ones come to fruition is the great mystery here, but it is these quality of players the Orioles have the best shot of acquiring to strengthen the team for their playoff run.

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Minor League Scores – 6/16/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/16/minor-league-scores-61614/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/16/minor-league-scores-61614/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:35:53 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15005 Zach Davies twirls a gem for the Baysox

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Norfolk 5, Syracuse 4 Opponent Location Time Starter 29 – 42 Box Score Syracuse Chiefs Home 7:05 PM TBD
  • Ivan De Jesus: 1-3
  • Steve Clevenger: 0-4
  • Francisco Peguero: 0-4, 2 K
  • Suk-min Yoon: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K. 1 HR
  • Preston Guilmet: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
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Trenton 2, Bowie 3 Opponent Location Time Starter
35 – 34 Box Score Trenton Thunder Away 7:05 PM Tyler Wilson
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32 – 35  OFF  OFF  OFF OFF
 
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38 – 31 OFF OFF OFF OFF
 
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Aberdeen 1, Hudson Valley 2 Opponent Location Time Starter
0 – 4 Box Score Staten Island Yankees Away 7:00 PM TBD
Notes: This was a 15 Inning Game

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Minor League Players of the Week: 6/9 – 6/15 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/16/minor-league-players-week-69-615/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/16/minor-league-players-week-69-615/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:30:49 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15004 The long road for Bundy has finally reached Aberdeen, where he strung together a solid start in his first official action.

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Position Player of the Week – Chance Sisco, C (Low-A, Delmarva)

.474/.524/.789 (9/19) with 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K

Sisco was drafted as  a bat-first player with enough athleticism to potentially stick behind the plate. With a short and compact swing, he has begun to really put up numbers for Delmarva. One could make an argument that Sisco is the best positional talent in the Orioles entire organization at this point. While the defense is still a work in progress, Sisco has all the ability to become a top prospect in the game. The past week will certainly not hurt his chances, as he went 4-5 in one game and had two 2-4 games as well.

Starting Pitcher of the Week – Dylan Bundy, RHP (SS-A, Aberdeen)

5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Some pitchers might have put better stat lines together this week, but after the long road Bundy has taken, this award is well-deserving. Bundy has progressed quickly for a player having Tommy John Surgery, and our Staff Writer Alex Conway was at his press conference to highlight Bundy’s thoughts.

Relief Pitcher of the Week – Dariel Delgado, RHP (SS-A, Aberdeen)

3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

Delgado is a guy that might get a chance to start down the line, but likely is a reliever in the long run. He has more exertion in his delivery than you typically want in a starter. But Delgado has a quick arm and can pump his fastball. It will be interesting to see how the Orioles handle Delgado the rest of this season, and whether he will be specifically used in long relief spurts out of the Aberdeen bullpen.

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Minor League Scores – 6/15/14 http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/15/minor-league-scores-61514/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/15/minor-league-scores-61514/#comments Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:31:21 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=15003 Dylan Bundy makes his first Rehab start for Aberdeen

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Today’s Result Tomorrow Norfolk 0, Syracuse 4 Opponent Location Time Starter 28 – 42 Box Score Syracuse Chiefs Home 7:05 PM Suk-min Yoon
  • Ivan De Jesus: 1-4
  • Steve Clevenger: 1-4
  • Francisco Peguero: 1-4, 2B, K
  • Nick Additon: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Kelvin De La Cruz: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
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Harrisburg 2, Bowie 6 Opponent Location Time Starter
34 – 34 Box Score Harrisburg Senators Away 7:05 PM Zach Davies
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 Myrtle Beach 1, Frederick 6 Opponent Location Time Starter
32 – 35 Box Score  OFF  OFF  OFF OFF
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 Delmarva 6, West Virginia 5 Opponent Location Time Starter
38 – 31 Box Score OFF OFF OFF OFF
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Aberdeen 0, Hudson Valley 3 Opponent Location Time Starter
0 – 3 Box Score Hudson Valley Renegades Away 6:05 PM TBD
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Dylan Bundy Press Conference Notes http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/12/dylan-bundy-press-conference-notes/ http://orioles-nation.com/2014/06/12/dylan-bundy-press-conference-notes/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:05:57 +0000 http://orioles-nation.com/?p=14988 Staff Writer Alex Conway attended Dylan Bundy's press conference today

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Dylan Bundy and Aberdeen Ironbirds manager Matt Merullo held a press a conference today at Ripken Stadium. The purpose of the press conference was to get updates from Dylan Bundy on his rehab process and how he is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

First, it was clear that he was excited to get back to pitching and to begin the one of the last steps in his process of returning from Tommy John. He mentioned his goal of returning back to pitching in games 12 months after he underwent surgery,  and he is going to beat that goal by two weeks when he makes his first start this Sunday for the Ironbirds on the road.

Second,  Bundy talked about his stuff and how his arm is feeling during the rehab process.  Specifically, he said his fastball velocity in his last start in extended spring training was sitting 90 to 92 and he was hitting 93, 94. Furthermore, he seemed very pleased with the command and control of his fastball.  He also talked about his secondary pitches. He mentioned that his command and control of his secondary pitches are better than it has ever been, even before the injury. However, he said that the quality of the secondaries may not yet be there.

Third, he said that he is not totally aware of what his rehab process is going to be or how it is going to finish and he really did not want to know. The plan, as far as he knows, is to go three to four starts in Aberdeen and then reassess where he is from there. When asked about whether or not he thought he would be called up Baltimore some time later this season, he said that it is not under his control but he believes that it is a realistic goal for him to achieve

Lastly, his first rehab start for Aberdeen is going to be this Sunday, June 14th, and his second start is going to be on Saturday June 21st. The first start will be on the road and his second one will be at Ripken stadium. The plan as of now is pitch 5 innings and/or 75 pitches.

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