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.
Tyler Townsend was the Orioles’ 3rd round selection in the 2009 MLB Draft. He hit .426 with 24 home runs in his record setting senior season at FIU.
Wager is listed at 6′ 3″, 190 lbs., but looks a bit bigger than that. He has a thick build and strong legs.
In a season that started off filled with hope, the results for 2012 on the Shore (52-86) can only be described as disappointing.
An average of all three top prospect lists published last week. Dylan Bundy ranked #1 on all three lists.
Kevin Gausman made his season debut tonight for the Ironbirds, pitching three scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
Raymond Hunnicutt hit his first professional HR and reached base three times in the GCL Orioles 8-0 win.