After His Breakout Year, Can OF Ademar Rifaela Back Up His 2017 MVP Performance? (from @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr Outfielder Ademar Rifaela produced a breakout season in Frederick (Class-A High) in 2017. His season was so good that he was named a Baltimore Orioles organizational All-Star by MiLB, a post season All-Star for the Carolina League and ultimately the MVP of the Carolina League.Photo: Patrick Cavey Now that Spring Training…

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Once Among Top Orioles’ Prospects and Now Healthy, RHP Branden Kline Set to Return in 2018 (from @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.The name Branden Kline may be an unfamiliar one to some fans of the Baltimore Orioles. There is a good reason for that; Kline last pitched for the Bowie Baysox (Class-AA) in 2015. He suffered a right elbow injury in May of 2015 and has subsequently endured three surgical procedures,…

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Baltimore Orioles’ Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs (from Baby Birdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr QUICK HITThe Baltimore Orioles will conduct their first full-squad workout of Spring Training 2018 on Monday, February 19th. In advance of that workout, the Orioles, on Friday, announced their Minor League managers and coaching staffs for the upcoming season. The announcement was made via . Photo: Baby Birdland Ensuring continuity throughout…

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@BabyBirdland Preseason Top 15 Prospects List: #1 OF Austin Hays

We have finally reached our top spot in our 2018 Preseason Top 15 Prospects List, and if you have been following along, you already know who it is, outfielder Austin Hays.Photo: Patrick CaveyHays, 22, was quite the story in 2017, and now earns the top spot in our Top 15.It’s hard to imagine, but this…

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@BabyBirdland Preseason Top 15 Prospects List: #2 C Chance Sisco

By Contributing Writer: Nick Stevens Today, we continue with Baby Birdland’s Preseason Top 15 Prospects list with #2, C Chance Sisco.Photo: Patrick Cavey Has the time finally arrived for Chance Sisco? The left-handed catcher has torched his way through the minor leagues since being drafted in the second round of the 2013 MLB draft. However, Sisco still…

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@BabyBirdland Preseason Top 15 Prospects List: #3 INF Ryan Mountcastle

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Landing at #3 on our Pre-season Top 15 is third baseman Ryan Mountcastle. The 20 year-old Mountcastle was the Baltimore Orioles second 1st round draft pick (36th overall, compensation for losing Nelson Cruz) in the 2015 MLB Draft.Photo: Patrick CaveyMountcastle completed a successful 2017 season that saw him play at…

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