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.
The Orioles selected Matt Taylor in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Taylor, like most O’s college pitchers who sign quickly, made his pro debut in the GCL and shortly after was promoted to Aberdeen.
Roderick Bernadina went 2-4 with a Solo HR in the Shorebirds season finale.
Michael Ohlman went 4-7 with a Double and RBI in the Shorebirds doubleheader today.
Ronnie Welty belted two home runs as the Baysox cruised to a 6-0 victory over Erie.
Ronnie Welty had 8 RBI in the Baysox 17-2 clubbing over the Harrisburg Senators.
Tim Berry was dominant Wednesday night, tossing seven innings with two hits and 11 strikeouts.
Tucker discusses some of the sleepers in the Orioles system, including Dominican RHP Juan Guzman.