Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus weighs in on the Orioles’ young pitchers.
A three sport star in high school (football, baseball & basketball), Parker Bridwell signed for an over-slot bonus of $625,000 as the Orioles’ 9th round selection in the 2010 draft. Now that he’s focusing on one sport the projectable righty has the ability become a serious threat on the mound.
A thorough breakdown of Zach Britton‘s major league debut: detailed analysis of each pitch, his mechanics and mound presence.
Just how efficient should we expect Baltimore’s defenders, about a third of whom are new additions, to be this year, and just what kind of impact might that have on the numbers of Mr. Britton, the rookie ground-ball-machine?
With just about as much momentum as they could possibly have, the Orioles play their first home series coming off a three game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Jeremy Guthrie’s 8 scoreless innings and Brian Roberts‘ 2 RBI triple powered the Orioles to victory in 2011 opener.