Introducing Orioles Rule-5 Draftee Jose Mesa, Jr (from @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr The Baltimore Orioles made a bit of news in the recently completed Rule-5 Draft. No, the team didn’t pass on selecting players. Actually, the team selected three players; since arriving in Baltimore in 2011 EVP of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette has selected at least one player in each year’s Rule-5…

via Taking a Closer Look at Baltimore Orioles Rule-5 Pick RHP Jose Mesa Jr. — Baby Birdland

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SS Erick Salcedo Continues To Perform Well, Under-the-Radar Infield Depth in O’s System (from @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Bowie Baysox shortstop Erick Salcedo looks to help anchor the Norfolk Tides’ infield in 2018.Salcedo, a 24 year-old native of Venezuela, joined the Baltimore Orioles organization in March of 2016; he was traded from the Los Angeles Angels along with OF Natanael Delgado for LHP Chris Jones.Erick Salcedo, Garabez Rosa,…

via SS Erick Salcedo Continues To Perform Well, Under-the-Radar Infield Depth in O’s System — Baby Birdland

Taking a Closer Look at Baltimore Orioles Rule-5 Pick, LHP Nestor Cortes: from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr Rule-5 draftee, Nestor Cortes, is expected to compete for a spot in the Baltimore Orioles 2018 rotation.Photo: Baby Birdland Cortes, a left-handed pitcher, was selected last Thursday out of the New York Yankees organization and was one of three players selected by the team in the Rule-5 Draft. Players selected must…

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RHP Ofelky Peralta Struggled With Command, Disappointing 2017 Season — from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.The 2017 season was certainly a struggle for Frederick Keys (Class-A High) RHP Ofleky Peralta.The 20-year-old Dominican Republic native started 26 games for the Keys last season and hurled a total of 104.2 innings. He finished with a 2-10 record, a 5.42 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP while striking out…

via RHP Ofelky Peralta Struggled With Command, Disappointing 2017 Season — Baby Birdland

A Self Inflicted Injury Cost 3B Jomar Reyes A Career Year in 2017 (from @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr In order to regain his place among the Orioles top prospects, third baseman Jomar Reyes needs to have a strong 2018 season.Photo: Patrick Cavey Reyes is currently ranked at #10 on Baby Birdland’s top-15 prospect list, a list in which he has previously been ranked as high as #6. Concurrently, he…

via A Self Inflicted Injury Cost 3B Jomar Reyes A Career Year in 2017 — Baby Birdland

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