Baltimore Orioles 2015 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: JP Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and scouting videos, as well as statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

1: Dylan Bundy RHP
2: Hunter Harvey RHP
3: Chance Sisco C
4: Christian Walker 1B
5: Dariel Alvarez OF
6: Mike Wright RHP
7: Parker Bridwell RHP
8: Mike Yastrzemski OF
9: Brian Gonzalez LHP
10: Tyler Wilson RHP
11: Josh Hart OF
12: Tim Berry LHP
13: Branden Kline RHP
14: Jomar Reyes 3B
15: Stephen Tarpley LHP
16: Ofelky Peralta RHP
17: Pat Connaughton RHP
18: Adrian Marin SS
19: Zach Davies RHP
20: Drew Dosch 3B

2014 Baltimore Orioles Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

1. Kevin Gausman RHP


2. Dylan Bundy RHP


3. Hunter Harvey RHP


4. Eduardo Rodriguez LHP


5. Henry Urrutia OF


6. Jonathan Schoop 3B


7. Mike Wright RHP


8. Josh Hart OF


9. Brandon Kline RHP


10. Adrian Marin SS


11. Trey Mancini 1B


12. Caleb Joseph C


13. Dariel Alvarez OF


14. Chance Sisco C


15. Michael Ohlman C


16. Lex Rutledge LHP


17. Steven Brault LHP


18. Connor Bierfeldt OF


19. Parker Bridwell RHP


20. Clay Schrader RHP

Baltimore Orioles 2012 Mid-Season Top 5 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413

As we are now halfway into the season and the signing deadline for 2012 draft picks has passed, here is my revised list of top 5 prospects in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Remember, a prospect must have fewer than 130 ABs or 50 IP in the Major Leagues to qualify.
(Stats through 7/17/2012)

1) Dylan Bundy
Highest Level: High-A Frederick Keys
2012 Stats:
MILB: 5-3, 1.73ERA, 67.2IP, 14BB, 82K, .162BAA

2) Manny Machado
Highest Level: AA Bowie Baysox
2012 Stats: .259, 22(2B), 3(3B), 8HR, 50RBI, 12SB

3) Kevin Gausman
Highest Level: 2012 Draft Pick – Has Not Played

4) Jonathan Schoop
Highest Level: AA Bowie Baysox
2012 Stats: .252, 15(2B), 1(3B), 11HR, 37RBI

5) L.J. Hoes
Highest Level: AAA Norfolk Tides
2012 Stats: .291, 19(2B), 6(3B), 4HR, 34RBI, 17SB

Send your questions or feedback to J.P. on twitter @Jaypers413

Video: Returning Marine Surprises Family By Dressing Up As Umpire At Bowie Baysox Game

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, recently invited Marcus Smith Jr. and his family to participate in on field activities including the line up card exchange prior to their recent game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Little did Smith know that he would soon be reunited with his father at home plate. Smith Sr. a returning Marine dressed up as an umpire and surprised his son. Very cool video.

VIDEO: Home Plate Umpire Destroys Fan On The Field During Baltimore Orioles Game

This will go down as a Fan on the Field Hall of Famer. A fan got loose on the field during the Baltimore Orioles game against the Oakland Athletics tonight. After running around the field, the guy decides to slide into home. After that the home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg destroys the guy with a takedown. Enjoy!!

A second look:

VIDEO: Fan Wearing Batman Cape Gets Slammed After Running Loose At Camden Yards

I didn’t take long for the first Fan on the Field video of 2012 to emerge. This comes from Baltimore on Friday April 6th where a man with no shirt and a Batman Cape runs around for a while before being destroyed by the Orioles security staff.

Complete Listing Of Baltimore Orioles Minor Leaguers On Twitter

Here is a list of Baltimore Orioles Minor League Prospects who you can follow on twitter. Please tweet us @MinorLeagueBlog if you know of someone we are missing.

Aaron Baker — @ABake2415
Jesse Beal — @JesseBealJr
Parker Bridwell — @PuckBmore
Buck Britton — @BuckInHere
Steve Bumbry — @sbumbry
Bobby Bundy — @BobbyBundy
Dylan Bundy — @Dylan_Bundy
Matt Bywater — @byweezie
Scott Copeland — @SCopeland345
Adam Davis — @A_Dees27
Oliver Drake — @Ogdrake34
Jason Esposito — @JasonEsposito
Sean Gleason — @s_gleason
L.J. Hoes — @MRLJHOES2U
Matt Hobgood — @Matt_Hobgood48
Kyle Hudson — @KHud21
Steve Johnson — @SJohnson831
Andrew Loomis — @AndyLoomis
Manny Machado — @MannyMachado3
Cole McCurry — @ColeMcCurry
Trent Mummey — @trentmummey7
Connor Narron — @connor_narron
Wynn Pelzer — @WIP_appeal
Jerome Pena — @Jomey2
John Ruettiger — @JRuettiger23
Jalen Simmons — @JSimms912
Matt Taylor — @MaTaylor24
Brian Ward — @ward_br
Brandon Waring — @WaringBc
Ken Wise — @ken_wise

2012 Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects.

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Dylan Bundy RHP
Born: 11/15/1992
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#2 Manny Machado SS
Born: 7/6/1992
Highest Level Reached: High-A Frederick Keys
2011 Combined Stats: .257, 20(2B), 5(3B), 11HR, 50RBI, 11SB

#3 Jonathan Schoop 3B
Born: 10/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Frederick Keys
2011 Combined Stats: .290, 24(2B), 5(3B), 13HR, 71RBI, 12SB

#4 Jason Esposito 3B
Born: 7/19/1990
Highest Level Reached: 2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#5 Nicky Delmonico C/3B
Born: 7/12/1992
Highest Level Reached: 6th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#6 L.J. Hoes 2B
Born: 3/5/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Bowie Baysox
2011 Combined Stats: .285, 24(2B), 1(3B), 9HR, 71RBI, 20SB

#7 Eduardo Rodriguez LHP
Born: 4/7/1993
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Aberdeen Ironbirds
2011 Combined Stats: 1-1, 2.22ERA, 48.2IP, 18BB, 50K, .193BAA

#8 Xavier Avery OF
Born: 1/1/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Bowie Baysox
2011 Combined Stats: .259, 31(2B), 2(3B), 4HR, 26RBI, 36SB

#9 Parker Bridwell RHP
Born: 8/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds
2011 Combined Stats: 2-8, 5.26ERA, 75.1IP, 35BB, 70K, .271BAA

#10 Johnny Ruettiger OF
Born: 9/21/1989
Highest Level Reached: 8th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#11 Glynn Davis OF
Born: 12/7/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Frederick Keys
2011 Combined Stats: .284, 16(2B), 2HR, 16RBI, 24SB

#12 Bobby Bundy RHP
Born: 1/13/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Bowie Baysox
2011 Combined Stats: 12-8, 3.51ERA, 136IP, 42BB, 113K, .247BAA

#13 Kyle Simon RHP
Born: 8/18/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds
2011 Combined Stats: 1-2, 2.16ERA, 1SV, 16.2IP, 5BB, 9K, .161BAA

#14 Roderick Bernadina OF
Born: 8/10/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League GCL Orioles
2011 Combined Stats: .239, 14(2B), 3(3B), 4HR, 28RBI

#15 Mike Wright RHP
Born: 1/3/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds
2011 Combined Stats: 3-2, 5.72ERA, 45.2IP, 10BB, 42K, .279BAA

2011 Major & Minor League Baseball Brawl Video Timeline

With the 2011 season over and the playoffs about to start, here is a look back at the year that was in Major League and Minor League Baseball brawls and benches clearing incidents. If you see any that we are missing, please send us the link on our twitter page @MinorLeagueBlog. Enjoy the videos.

3-8-2011 – Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angles Dodgers

4-26-2011 – Hagerstown Suns vs West Virginia Power

5-11-2011 – Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners

5-13-2011 – Greenville Drive vs Charleston River Dogs

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Billy Rowell Apparently Didn’t Care Too Much For The Way He Was Handled By The Orioles In 2011

This is one of the more candid interviews you will ever see a minor leaguer give. Billy Rowell, the ninth overall pick of the 2006 draft, who has only played 41 games above High-A during his six year career, spoke with MASN’s Steve Melewski: @masnSteve, and pulled no punches on the way he felt the Baltimore Orioles handled him this past season. It’s a wild read and one that is sure to raise the eyebrows of the Orioles front office.

After another tough season, Billy Rowell has a few things to say — MASNSports.com