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  1. I'd be a fan of this pick. One of the better players available at #21 and fills a need. 21. Orioles Some scouts compare North Carolina shortstop Logan Warmoth to current Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, and the two have overall similar profiles. If the Orioles don’t zig and go prep outfielder as some clubs believe, Warmoth makes total sense as a high-floor college performer. Pick: Logan Warmoth, ss, North Carolina | Read more at
  2. From today's BA prospect report: D.J.Stewart, lf, Orioles. The former Florida State star had struggled through his first season and a half as a pro before the Orioles moved him to high Class A Frederick last June. That, and a mechanical tweak that led to his stance being more closed, has resulted in Stewart showing what made him a first-rounder in 2015. Stewart had three hits Monday, including his fifth homer, as Double-A Bowie beat Erie (Tigers) 5-2. Stewart led off, a testament to his ability to work counts, and he now has 12 extra-base hits. He’s been particularly hot of late, going 17-for-42 in his past 10 games.
  3. The HOTSHEET is back. Check out who was hot (and not) among the Orioles Hangout top 30 prospects for the month of April. Baysox left-hander John Means earns the top spot on the list after pitching to a 1.40 ERA over his first five starts:
  4. I thought Gentry at first too. But he has proven his worth as a pinch runner late in games and would also have to pass through waivers so I'm thinking they maybe go back to a five man bench or possibly option Rickard himself instead.
  5. 4/24: Cody Sedlock mentioned in this morning's BA prospect report. Sedlock: "Baltimore’s No. 2 prospect allowed just one hit in five innings Sunday as high Class A Frederick blanked Salem (Red Sox) 6-0. Sedlock walked three and struck out five. The workhorse former Illini ace is 3-0, 1.64 with 16 strikeouts and eight walks in 22 innings. Sedlock’s fastball has heavy sink and late life and he shows great competitiveness."
  6. Trey Mancini and Ofelky Peralta are both mentioned with writeups in this morning's BA prospect report Mancini: "When the Orioles re-signed Mark Trumbo, there was talk Mancini wouldn’t have a role with the big club, especially with Chris Davis signed through 2022. But Baltimore’s No. 5 prospect impressed Buck Showalter this spring and the O’s have found a place for him in the outfield. He’s making that pay off. The 2013 eighth-rounder belted two homers Sunday in an 11-4 win over Toronto, giving his four this season, and dating back to last year, seven in his first 12 big league games. Mancini shows good bat speed and his outfield defense is playable." Peralta: "Ray’s triple was the only hit Peralta allowed in five innings for Frederick on Sunday, although the Mudcats rallied against the Keys’ bullpen. But it was an effective outing for Baltimore’s No. 12 prospect. He struck out nine and walked four, continuing to exhibit below-average control. But Peralta has a live arm, a stellar changeup and repeatable delivery."
  7. Just wanted to point out that Jomar Reyes is quietly batting .520 (13-for-24) through his first six games. Yea I know. Small sample size and all that jazz. Still, an encouraging start from one of the more disappointing prospects from the 2016 season. Lets hope he's ready to break out and that this isn't a flash in the pan.
  8. Just wanted to say this post looks more and more prescient by the day
  9. TIDES ANNOUNCE OPENING DAY ROSTER Ron Johnson set to lead Tides for 6th consecutive season The Norfolk Tides and their parent club, the Baltimore Orioles, have announced the Tides Opening Day roster for the 2017 season. The roster features 13 pitchers and 12 position players, and the team will once again be managed by Ron Johnson. Joining Johnson are Pitching Coach Mike Griffin, Hitting Coach Sean Berry, Field Coach José Hernández, Athletic Trainer Mark Shiresand Strength and Conditioning Coach Trevor Howell. Norfolk’s pitching staff will consist of starters Mike Wright (slated to take the mound in tonight’s opener at Charlotte), Jayson Aquino, Alec Asher, Chris Lee and Gabriel Ynoa. Norfolk’s relievers include Richard Bleir, Parker Bridwell, Stefan Crichton, Joe Gunkel, Richard Rodriguez, Zach Stewart, Logan Verrett and Jimmy Yacabonis. The Tides Opening Day roster features six infielders: Robert Andino, Alex Castellanos, Johnny Giavotella, Paul Janish, Chris Johnson and David Washington. Manning the outfield for Norfolk will be Pedro Álvarez, Michael Choice, Chris Dickerson and Logan Schafer. The Tides will open the season with two catchers: Francisco Peña and Chance Sisco. Three players will open the season on Norfolk’s Disabled List: pitcher Nate Adcock, catcher Joel Polanco and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. Infielder Jesús Montero will open the season on Norfolk’s Restricted List. The Tides open their 2017 campaign tonight at Charlotte, with first pitch from BB&T Ballpark slated for 7:05 pm. The game can be heard live on ESPN Radio 94.1 and watched live on The Tides open the home portion of their schedule on Monday, April 10 with a 6:35 pm game against the Gwinnett Braves. The first 10,000 fans on Monday will receive a 2017 magnet schedule courtesy of John’s Tax Service.
  10. SALISBURY, Md. - The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have announced their break camp team roster, as assigned by their parent club. The team features 28 players, including three of the Orioles' top 25 prospects and eight returning Shorebirds. Right-handed pitcher Matthias Dietz is the Orioles' 13th-best prospect in 2017, according to Dietz was drafted in the second round (69th overall) of the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft out of John Logan College in Illinois. Considered by some to be the best junior college prospect in the draft, the Orland Park, Ill. native earned top-100 overall rankings from ESPN's Keith Law and Baseball Prospectus. The 6'6" righty began his time in Birdland with Low-A Aberdeen last summer, sporting a 4.82 ERA in seven starts for the IronBirds. Dietz projects as a member of the Shorebirds' starting rotation in 2017. Other notable prospects include left-handed pitcher Alex Wells (No. 17) and shortstop Irving Ortega (No. 23). Wells, a native of Newcastle, Australia, signed as an 18-year-old with the Orioles in August 2015. Last year in Aberdeen, he won team MVP after finishing 4-5 with a 2.15 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 13 starts. The southpaw also earned both New York-Penn League Midseason and Organizational All-Star nods. His twin brother Lachlan pitches in the Twins orgainzation, spending last season with the Class-A Cedar Rapids Kernels. Wells projects to join Dietz in the Delmarva rotation to begin the season. Ortega spent a majority of 2016 with the Gulf Coast League Orioles before earning a promotion to Aberdeen late in the season. The Dominican national batted .258 with eight doubles and 12 RBIs over 48 games between the GCL and NYPL. Ortega inked with Baltimore as an 18-year-old in October 2014 and impressed the club with a knowledge of the game well beyond his age. This will be Ortega's first year of full-season minor league ball, and with a strong glove and improving bat, he could fight to be the Shorebirds' starting shortstop. Five of the eight returning Shorebirds are pitchers, as Jake Bray, Francisco Jimenez, Steven Klimek, Zeke McGranahan, and Jhon Peluffo will take curtain calls at Perdue Stadium. Righty Jimenez, who begins his third season in Delmarva, made 20 starts and six relief appearances for the Shorebirds in 2016, going 9-9 with a 4.27 ERA, 45 walks, and 96 strikeouts in 128.2 innings. The Domincan national came on strong at the end of the season, allowing one earned run over six innings in each of his last three starts. Fellow right-hander Bray split his time between Delmarva and Aberdeen, going 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 innings over 21 relief appearances for both clubs. He earned two saves for the Shorebirds, both against Kannapolis. Right-hander Klimek began his season in Aberdeen before making five late-season appearances in Delmarva. He went 2-4 with a 3.42 ERA over 17 appearances (one start) at both levels. Righty Peluffo made three late-season starts for the Shorebirds after beginning the year with the GCL Orioles, finishing with a 5.92 ERA in 11 total starts in the organizaiton. The Colombian national drew attention last summer as the Padres considered him as a piece in an attempted trade involving outfielder Melvin Upton, Jr. Right-hander McGranahan boasted a 2.53 ERA in 12 relief appearances for the Shorebirds in 2015 before missing the rest of the season with an injury. He returned to action with the GCL Orioles last August, pitching in eight games. Infielder Alejandro Juvier and outfielders Gerrion Grim and Jake Ring are the Shorebirds' three returning position players. Miami, Fla. native Juvier began his 20-year-old season last year in Delmarva before transitioning to Aberdeen in the summer. He hit .218 with 11 doubles, three home runs, and 33 RBIs over 330 at-bats in 88 games between the Shorebirds and IronBirds. Grim played the entire season in Delmarva, hitting .193 with five home runs and 25 RBIs in 70 games. Ring played his first 51 games of the year with the GCL Orioles before making a three-game cameo with the Shorebirds at the end of the season, going 2-for-12 with a double and RBI. A longtime blue chip hitter in the Orioles system, Dariel Alvarez begins his transition to pitcher in Delmarva. A career .282 hitter in the minors, Alvarez had cups of coffee in the majors in 2015 and 2016. While primarily a hitter for Camaguey of the Cuban National Series from 2006-11, the right-hander made 22 appearances on the mound and in the past drew attention from major league scouts for his mid-90s fastball. The Orioles will hope to follow the same blueprint for Alvarez that they did for current reliever Mychael Givens, who began his own transition from hitter to pitcher with the Shorebirds and pitching coach Justin Lord in 2013. Alvarez will also moonlight as a designated hitter in games where he does not pitch, giving the Shorebirds one more offensive threat. Another notable roster addition is the latest Palmeiro family member to play in the Baltimore system. First baseman Preston Palmeiro was drafted in the seventh round last season after he hit .337 with a .951 OPS as a junior at North Carolina State. He spent the minor league season in Aberdeen, hitting .258 with 18 RBIs in 34 games. Preston is the son of Rafael Palmeiro, who spent seven of his 20 major-league seasons with the Orioles, hitting 223 of his 569 career home runs and collecting his 3,000th career hit in Baltimore orange and black. Preston's older brother Patrick spent three seasons in the White Sox system before playing the last two seasons with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters. Here is a complete roster breakdown, sorted alphabetically by position: Right-Handed Pitchers (12) Dariel Alvarez, Jake Bray, Matthias Dietz, Cody Dube, Kory Groves, Lucas Humpal, Francisco Jimenez, Nick Jobst, Steven Klimek, Zeke McGranahan, Jhon Peluffo, James Teague Left-Handed Pitchers (3) Zack Muckenhirn, Travis Seabrooke, Alex Wells Catchers (3) Daniel Fajardo, Jerry McClannahan, Christopher Shaw Infielders (6) Chris Clare, Frank Crinella, Alejandro Juvier, Irving Ortega, Preston Palmeiro, Collin Woody Outfielders (4) Cole Billingsley, Gerrion Grim, Ryan McKenna, Jake Ring The Shorebirds will announce their 25-man roster before season opener in Greenville on April 6. The team returns to Perdue Stadium for Opening Day on April 13 against Hagerstown.
  11. Baysox Announce Opening Day Roster BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox announce today the 2017 Opening Day Roster. The roster features 10 players who were drafted by the Orioles since 2014 and only three players new to the Orioles organization. Some of the top prospects in the Orioles organization will also begin the year in Bowie. Tanner Scott, Garrett Cleavinger, Jesus Liranzo and Cedric Mullins are all among’s Top 20 Orioles prospects. The starting rotation is expected to include RHP Brandon Barker, LHP John Means, RHP David Hess, LHP Tanner Scott and RHP Matthew Grimes. Each of them finished the 2016 season as part of the Baysox pitching staff with only Scott moving from the bullpen into the rotation for 2017. This year’s Opening Night roster features 14 players who played with the Baysox in 2016, including two members of the Orioles 40-man roster in Jason Garcia and Jesus Liranzo. INF Garabez Rosa, who is the Baysox career leader in games played and hits also returns for a fifth season in Bowie after being named an Eastern League All-Star last season. A total of six players on the Baysox 2017 roster will be making their Double-A debuts after making the leap from the lower levels of the Orioles organization: LHP Garrett Cleavinger, RHP Lucas Long, RHP Ryan Meisinger, INF Erick Salcedo, OF Cedric Mullins and OF DJ Stewart. The only newcomers to the organization are LHP Jed Bradley who briefly appeared with the Atlanta Braves in 2016, RHP Jefri Hernandez who was a Rule V pick (AAA Phase) from the Reds organization and Sean Coyle who was signed as a Minor League free agent after beginning his career with Boston. The 2017 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox 2017 home opener will be Thursday, April 13 against the Harrisburg Senators at 6:35 p.m. Don’t miss out as the team prepares to celebrate its 25th Season. Single game tickets are now available at ###
  12. I agree with you. I haven't caught any of the spring games in which he played right but I was surprised to read that as well. Since Buck was willing to keep him up with the team though, I think that says something about the progress he must be making out there. Should be interesting to see how long they stick with a five-man bench and who goes down if/when that decision is inevitably made.
  13. Here's a link to a recent scouting report filed on Trey Mancini by Bernie Pleskoff of FanRag sports. I'm highly intrigued with his report on Mancini's defense in right field. He also grades out Mancini as a 50 and thinks he could develop into an everyday player eventually.
  14. Having looked over the list, I see a lot of Top 100 shoe ins, something I wouldn't consider Mountcastle at all. I think Tony's right when he said the league is simply loaded with talent. I'm sure Mountcastle was in the discussion for the back end of the list though.