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Baby Birdland’s 2017 Mid-Season Top 15 Baltimore Orioles’ Prospects: #9 LHP Alex Wells — @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Just as we did after the conclusion of the 2016 season, the writers here at Baby Birdland, as well as our primary photo supplier Patrick Cavey, all submitted a Top 15 list and we averaged those lists together to get our all encompassing Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospects list.…

via Baby Birdland’s 2017 Mid-Season Top 15 Baltimore Orioles’ Prospects: #9 LHP Alex Wells — Baby Birdland

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.

From BabyBirdland: Preston Palmeiro Is Struggling

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By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Delmarva Shorebirds (Class-A Low) first baseman Preston Palmeiro struggled in 2016 and is continuing to struggle at the professional level in 2017.Photo: Patrick CaveyI first took a look at Palmeiro, the Baltimore Orioles 2016 seventh round draft pick, during the off-season on the heels of a season at Aberdeen…

via 2016 7th Round Pick, 1B Preston Palmeiro Still Struggling at the Plate — Baby Birdland

Delmarva Shorebirds Hosted Salisbury Univ. (4/4/17): A Recap

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By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. The Delmarva Shorebirds (Class-A Low) played host to the Salisbury University Seagulls (7-5 season record) on Tuesday evening at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The game was a 7-inning exhibition tune up for the Shorebirds in advance of their Sally League opener on Thursday April 6th.Photo: Patrcik CaveyThe Shorebirds were…

via Delmarva Shorebirds Take Down Salisbury University 15-1 in Exhibition Game — Baby Birdland

Keep An Eye On Cedric Mullins

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By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. Spring Training 2017 has come to an end and the Baltimore Orioles’ 25-man roster is taking shape. Once the dust settles and the assignments, both major league and minor, are made Orioles fans will have a good idea of what the Front Office feels is the present and the…

via Not in Big-League Camp, OF Cedric Mullins Still Made a Name for Himself — Baby Birdland

A Review of The Orioles 2016 Draft: Rounds 31-35

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By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. The bottom fourth of the Baltimore Orioles 2016 Draft is comprised of players who may not be well-known to Orioles fans; it is understandable since most began their professional journey in the Gulf Coast League (Class-Rookie), if at all. BabyBirdland is here to help fans get to know these…

via Examining Baltimore Orioles’ 2016 Draft Picks’ Performances in 2016: Rounds 31-35 — Baby Birdland

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