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Jake Ring: 12 for his last 17

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2 for 4

4 for 5

2 for 4

4 for 4

Nice little series of games.    Overall he's hitting .421/.435/.842 with 7 doubles, 3 triples and a homer in 38 at bats.   Not too shabby!

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31st round.  Little guy is driving the ball.  Lots of strikeouts early but locked in right now.  As always, I hope it's real.  Let's see where he is a month from now.

 

Jake Ring leads the SAL in doubles (7) triples (3) RBI (13) and OPS 1.292.    An early season surprise!

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Continues wearing out the the Sally League: 2 for 3 tonight, home run, 2 walks, SB. 

Could be the surprise/breakout prospect of the year. 

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Very early but very tempting to bump him up to Frederick and put him in an outfield with Gassaway and Hays.   No reason that Hart or Rifaela should be blocking him at this point.   I've said it before.   The Orioles and Josh Hart have nothing to lose by sending him down to Delmarva at age 22 and see if he can have any kind of success at any level which he's never really done.   Maybe it jump starts a career that never really got started.

As for Ring, I hate to say it, but it's almost too good to be true.    How does a guy who is a 31st round pick, who barely scraped by in the GCL as a 22 year old, do this?    I'm amazed but happily so.    

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That poster a few seasons ago said we should never look at a 22 year old hitter in Delmarva as a prospect.  So I guess we need to see what Ring can do in A+. 

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6 hours ago, RZNJ said:

As for Ring, I hate to say it, but it's almost too good to be true.    How does a guy who is a 31st round pick, who barely scraped by in the GCL as a 22 year old, do this?    I'm amazed but happily so.    

Well, basically, he had a good five games.   He was hitting .190 as of April 12, and since then has gone 14 for 20 (he was 2 for 3 with a homer and a walk last night).   It's enjoyable to see a guy get that hot, but let me know how he's doing at the end of May before I get too excited.   

For the record, OPS now up to 1.391 after yesterday's game.

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I can shed some light...If you look at the Amateur draft discussion on Ring, he was given 100 grand at the 31st slot, which is unusual.  It is surprising he fell so far considering where some of the other outfielders in the SEC got drafted.  Ring's offense isn't even his best attribute.  I watched him play in the Gulf Coast League and his defense is second to none.  I read in his player of the week article, that he has already "hosed" two runners out also from right field.  I get why they have Mckenna playing center field, because he was a 4th round pick and he is younger, but Ring is a better center fielder.  In fact, I'll go as far as to say Ring is the best defensive center fielder in the Orioles farm system.  Also you have to remember, a guy like Ring played a college season, then had to play hot summer day games every day in the Gulf Coast League last year. I wouldn't be surprised if a little fatigue played in on him at the end.

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9 minutes ago, Sarasota Slim said:

I can shed some light...If you look at the Amateur draft discussion on Ring, he was given 100 grand at the 31st slot, which is unusual.  It is surprising he fell so far considering where some of the other outfielders in the SEC got drafted.  Ring's offense isn't even his best attribute.  I watched him play in the Gulf Coast League and his defense is second to none.  I read in his player of the week article, that he has already "hosed" two runners out also from right field.  I get why they have Mckenna playing center field, because he was a 4th round pick and he is younger, but Ring is a better center fielder.  In fact, I'll go as far as to say Ring is the best defensive center fielder in the Orioles farm system.  Also you have to remember, a guy like Ring played a college season, then had to play hot summer day games every day in the Gulf Coast League last year. I wouldn't be surprised if a little fatigue played in on him at the end.

Good post.   Hadn't remembered that.

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

Well, basically, he had a good five games.   He was hitting .190 as of April 12, and since then has gone 14 for 20 (he was 2 for 3 with a homer and a walk last night).   It's enjoyable to see a guy get that hot, but let me know how he's doing at the end of May before I get too excited.   

For the record, OPS now up to 1.391 after yesterday's game.

You're right.   It's only 5 games.   I might go better than "a good 5 games" though.    A very high rate of extra base hits as well.

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1 hour ago, RZNJ said:

You're right.   It's only 5 games.   I might go better than "a good 5 games" though.    A very high rate of extra base hits as well.

OK, "a ridiculously good 5 games."  (.700/.739/1.350)   I'd venture to say that we might not see another five-game streak that good from anyone in the organization the rest of the year (Mullins hit .545/.583/1.091 in his first five games of the year).

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53 minutes ago, webbrick2010 said:

No idea whether Ring is any type of prospect.... but in my mind he has already passed DJ Stewart (the zero tools first round pick).

It's amazing how you can find a dark cloud behind any silver lining.  

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The GCL is not a real easy league to hit in.  He also still put up a .365 OBP there so I wouldn't say he just scrapped by.  He was second in most offensive categories behind Seamus Curran (who should be swapped for Palmeiro IMO). The power is nice to see and a bit of a surprise.

 If he's still doing this in May he needs to be promoted to Frederick.  

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