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.
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.
Glynn Davis went 2 for 4 with a run, a double, and 2 strikeouts in a 1-0 Aberdeen IronBirds win.
Joe Mahoney went 3 for 4 with a run, a double, a home run, and 2 RBI in a 3-1 Bowie Baysox win.
Manny Machado went 1 for 4 with a double and a strikeout in a 1-0 Frederick Keys loss.
Xavier Avery went 2 for 4 with a run, a double, and a strikeout in a 4-2 Bowie Baysox loss.
Joe Mahoney went 2 for 4 with a double in a 5-1 Bowie Baysox loss.
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.