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.
Here are 5 things the Orioles need to do to better develop their prospects.
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.
Steve Bumbry went 4 for 4 with 3 runs, 2 doubles, a home run, and an RBI in a 7-2 Frederick Keys win.
L.J. Hoes went 2 for 3 with 2 runs, an RBI, and a walk in a 7-3 Bowie Baysox win.
Ryan Berry pitched 5 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit with 5 strikeouts in a 3-2 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.
Brian Matusz pitched 9 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts in a 7-0 Norfolk win.