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6. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles
Team: Low Class A Delmarva (South Atlantic)
Age: 19
Why He's Here: 2-0, 0.00, 11 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 20 SO

The Scoop: All of a sudden, the Orioles have some very interesting young pitching. DL Hall is one of the best young lefthanders in the game, and Rodriguez is quickly coming up behind him. Rodriguez has made his first two starts look incredibly easy thanks to a 92-97 mph fastball that explodes on hitters from an easy delivery. He also mixes both a power slider and an 11-to-5 curveball. Of the first 40 batters he's faced, Rodriguez has struck out 20. (JJ)




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If there were a 'Team Hotsheet' the Delmarva Shorebirds would be number 1. They have the best record of all the minor league teams at 9-1 and a .900 W-L per-centage!  Harrisburg follows with 10-2.

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Just now, Tony-OH said:

Actually his changeup was one of his best weapons more so then the curveball in his first start.

It seems like they just stuck his scouting report from last year (instructs) on top of his early stats. I doubt they have a report from his first two starts. 

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13 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

It seems like they just stuck his scouting report from last year (instructs) on top of his early stats. I doubt they have a report from his first two starts. 

GrayRod or G-Rod?  Inquiring minds want to know.  The Delmarva PR team seems to prefer G-Rod.

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5. Ryan Mountcastle, 3B/1B, Orioles
Team: Triple-A Norfolk (International) 
Age: 22
Why He’s Here: .370/.357/.889 (10-for-27), 8 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 0 BB, 7 SO, 0-for-0 SB

The Scoop: Mountcastle continues to show he is a pure hitter capable of changing a game with one swing. That’s taken on particular importance because he’s moved from third base to first base this year on account of his well below-average arm. (JC)


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