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Aberdeen Ironbirds LHP Zac Lowther Has Been Impressive: from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.In a few short months, Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class-A Short) LHP Zac Lowther has gone from draft pick to New York-Penn League All-Star.Photo: Baby Birdland The 6’ 2” 235 lb. southpaw was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round (competitive balance round B, 74th overall) of the 2017 draft out…

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C Ben Breazeale Is Off to One Heck of A Start in Baltimore Orioles Organization — from: @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Aberdeen Ironbirds’ (Class-A Short) C/DH Ben Breazeale is off to a torrid start in 2017.Photo: Patrick Cavey Breazeale was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 7th round (218 overall) of this year’s draft out of Wake Forest University. His 193 game, 4 year career at Wake Forest resulted in a…

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My PSA for Orioles Fans: Minor Leaguers To Watch In The Second Half

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As it stands today, the Baltimore Orioles have 2 games remaining against the Minnesota Twins before the All-Star break.  The All-Star break is considered the traditional midway point of the Major League season.  The Birds sit at 40-46, 9.5 games out of first place in the AL East and are currently in the midst of a 5 game losing streak.  Over the last 10 games they are 2-8 while falling to 5.0 games behind in the hunt for the second Wild Card spot.

Despite a 22-10 start in 2017 this team does not have what it takes to fight for a Wold Championship.  Our pitching is poor, our offense is all or nothing in regards to the homerun and each night we seem to regress.  We may “like our guys” but this year is not looking good.

There has been much debate about what the second half of the season holds and whether the Orioles should buy or sell prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.  I’m not here to opine on that; the next three weeks will provide the answers.  What I am here to do is give O’s fans some options for the second half.  If the big league club has you down this is a list of some Minor League players to watch in the second half of the season.

Norfolk TIDES     C Chance Sisco, 3B Drew Dosch and RHP Richard Rodriguez

Bowie BAYSOX    1B Aderlin Rodriguez, OF D.J. Stewart and RHP David Hess

Frederick KEYS   RF Ademar Rifaela, LF Randolph Gassaway and LHR Keegan Akin

Delmarva SHOREBIRDS   1B Preston Palmeiro, SS Chris Clare and LHP Alex Wells

Aberdeen IRONBIRDS   C Ben Breazeale, C Luke Ringhofer, RHP Brenan Hanifee and RHP Tobias Myers

I tried to give you some names that are not getting much publicity right now.  All are good in their own right and worth your time to keep up with them.  If you’re looking for a place to follow any of the aforementioned players go to Baby Birdland for complete coverage of all levels of the Orioles MInor League system.

Baltimore Orioles 2017 MLB Draft Spotlight: 11th Round Pick UTL @TrevorCraport —From @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. The Baltimore Orioles went with a multi-tasker in the 11th round (338th pick overall) of the 2017 MLB Draft. The team selected 5’ 11” 190 lb junior Trevor Craport out of Georgia Tech. Craport was listed as a utility player due to his ability to play just about anywhere; he can…

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Get to Know the Orioles #24 Prospect Irving Ortega

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By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. This past Monday MLB Pipeline released the Top 30 Prospect list for the Baltimore Orioles. This year’s list includes all the prospects familiar to Baltimore Orioles fans as well as a few new names. Among those new names are some who may have Orioles fans wondering who they are…

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A Look at the Performance of the Orioles 2016 Draftees: Rounds 16-20

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By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. During the 40 rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft 41 players heard their names called by the Baltimore Orioles. That moment represents the fulfillment of a life-long dream for these players. As the 2017 season approaches some of those names are well known to Orioles’ fans and some are…

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