Mark Blackmar, an athletic pitcher out of Temple JC, was the Orioles’ 16th round selection in the 2011 draft. His father is PGA golfer Phil Blackmar. Blackmar made an impressive pro debut in the GCL, where he didn’t allow a run and struck out 15 in 17 innings.
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.
Roderick Bernadina went 2 for 4 with 2 runs, a home run, 2 RBI, and a walk in a 9-6 GCL Orioles win.
Glynn Davis went 2 for 6 with a run and an RBI in a 7-3 Aberdeen IronBirds win.
Jake Cowan pitched 6 innings, allowing 8 hits and 1 ER with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts in a 2-1 Delmarva loss.
Here is our complete 2011 draft review that includes scouting reports for all 22 picks signed.
Manny Machado went 1 for 4 with a run, a home run, and 2 RBI in a 3-1 Frederick Keys win.
Parker Bridwell pitched 6 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits with 6 strikeouts in a 1-0 Aberdeen IronBirds win.