Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Franderlin Romero Needs A Bounce Back Season in 2017


By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Frederick Keys (Class-A High) right-handed pitcher Franderlin Romero will look to bounce back in 2017 after a rough season in 2016. He will try to show the Baltimore Orioles he was worth the money they traded to acquire him.Photo: Baby BirdlandThe Orioles acquired Romero, 23 (turns 24 in February)…

via RHP Franderlin Romero Will Need to Put 2016 Behind Him, Bounce-back in 2017 — Baby Birdland


Mike Yastrzemski Needs To Have A Bounce Back Year In 2017



By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Norfolk Tides (Class-AAA) outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (grandson of Hall of Fame Member Carl Yastrzemski) was once on the fast track to Baltimore. He will need a bounce-back year in 2017 to put him back on that track and into the outfield mix.Photo: Patrick CaveyYastrzemski began the 2016 season, his…

via Expect a Bounce-back Year from Baltimore Orioles’ Prospect, OF Mike Yastrzemski — Baby Birdland

Looking at Tyler Erwin’s Debut Season in Aberdeen



By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Aberdeen Ironbirds’ (Class-A Short) southpaw Tyler Erwin had a solid season pitching out of the bullpen in 2016. Going forward the goal is to prove to be a valuable asset in the bullpen for the Baltimore Orioles in the future.Photo: Patrick CaveyPitching in late-inning relief, Erwin compiled a 2-1…

via Baltimore Orioles’ Prospect LHP Tyler Erwin Showed Promise in His Debut Season — Baby Birdland

My Thoughts on How the Trumbo Signing May Affect the Minors

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Last night it was reported that the Baltimore Orioles had reached an agreement with free agent OF/DH Mark Trumbo on a 3-year/$37.5 million contract pending a physical. At first blush this is good news for Orioles’ fans as the team was able to fill a hole in their lineup…

via How the Mark Trumbo Signing Affects a Handful of Baltimore Orioles’ Prospects — Baby Birdland

What Does 2017 Hold For Norfolk Tides Catcher Francisco Pena?



By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. The epitome of perseverance, Norfolk Tides (Class-AAA) catcher Francisco Peña proved his worth as a back up in 2016. Photo: Patrick CaveyPeña was utilized as the primary back up to Audry Perez and appeared in 54 games for the Tides in 2016. His slash line in 191 at bats…

via Taking a Look At Baltimore Orioles’ Catcher Francisco Pena and What 2017 Might Hold For Him — Baby Birdland

Ofelky Peralta Is Going From A Thrower To A Pitcher



By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Delmarva Shorebirds (Class-A Low) right-handed pitcher Ofelky Peralta has the raw talent and tools to pitch in professional baseball. The refinement of the talent and tools will continue in 2017.Photo: Patrick Cavey Peralta, in his age 19 season, was solid on the bump in 2016 for the Shorebirds. Appearing in 23…

via After a Solid 2016 Season, 2017 Will Show Us A Lot About Prospect RHP Ofelky Peralta — Baby Birdland

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