Tyler Townsend went 3 for 4 with a run, 3 doubles and an RBI in game 1 of Frederick’s double-header.
Minor league baseball is back! Manny Machado went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and a triple in his Delmarva debut.
With the signing of Vladimir Guerrero this winter, I sensed an unusual amount of optimism surrounding not just the potential of the Orioles as a whole, but also as to what Guerrero could accomplish this year in an Orioles uniform. It seemed like a lot of fans were evaluating the signing of Guerrero based on his successful past rather than what the future holds for him.
News and notes from around the web: Two prediction posts, Justin Duchscherer’s shut down again, Brooks Robinson’s hospitalized, and why having one lefty in the bullpen shouldn’t be a problem.
News, notes and links from around the web including; an Oriole book club, Baseball Prospectus’ comments on Zach Britton, notes on Jose Nivar, why we need to see the Orioles “free” Nolan Reimold and more.
Joe Mahoney entered 2010 as nothing more than a fringe first base prospect, but ended the year as one of the most talked about names in the Orioles’ organization. He’s always been known for having the highest vertical jump in the system despite standing a towering 6′ 6″. But 2010 was the year where he turned his potential and athletic ability into consistent performance.
News, notes and links from around the web including: FanGraphs ranks Orioles #15 in their Organizational Rankings, why Zach Britton needs to open 2011 in the minors, if the Orioles can have a 20-20 player (Mark Reynolds?) and more.
Felix Pie and Nolan Reimold are currently ahead of Angle on Baltimore’s depth chart, but once room clears in the out field Angle will get a strong look from the O’s. His speed and defense alone should give him a long career as a backup outfielder, and strong offensive output, specifically OBP%, could make him a starter one day.
With hits coming from eleven different Orioles behind the steady pitching of Jake Arrieta, Buck’s Birds fought hard to get the W over the Pirates.