A look at some solid performances on the O’s farm

As the four full-season affiliates in the Orioles organization have all now played around 36 games, we’ve got a large enough sample size to see a few things emerge. A few quick impressions: * Ryan Mountcastle’s bat has been pretty special during his debut season at age 20 in the Carolina League for Single-A Frederick. Yes, there are big questions about his defense at shortstop, ... read more

Kendall on Mullins: “There hasn’t been any glaring weakness”

Outfielder Cedric Mullins, who’s emerged as an elite position prospect in the organization, continues to perform light baseball activities in Sarasota as he recovers from a left hamstring injury. Mullins strained the hamstring on April 20 and the initial projection had him missing two weeks. He’s batting .367/.406/.683 with five doubles, a triple, four home runs, 11 RBIs and 17 runs scored in 14 games. ... read more

After rough spring training outing, Cody Sedlock got off to a good start at Frederick

For young right-hander Cody Sedlock, the Orioles’ top draft pick last June, it was memorable, very exciting and it seemed to happen real, real fast. After the Orioles drafted Sedlock with the 27th pick in the first round out of the University of Illinois, he got his feet wet in pro ball last summer throwing 27 innings and pitching to an ERA of 3.00 at ... read more

Triple-A rotation needs to turn around a rough start

The Orioles and Rays didn’t let the weather stop them last night. Cold and rainy conditions are just part of the gig. The affiliates didn’t have it so good - if we’ve lowered our standards to the point where last night’s weather is acceptable. Triple-A Norfolk, Single-A Frederick and Single-A Delmarva were rained out. Double-A Bowie was in Richmond and gave up two runs in ... read more

Jason García outrighted to Bowie

BOWIE - Jason García has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Double-A Bowie, allowing the Orioles to keep him in the organization. The Orioles designated García, 24, for assignment on Thursday to make room for pitcher Damien Magnifico on the 40-man roster. Magnifico was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk and made his debut last night, allowing one run and two hits in one inning. García surrendered ... read more

Cedric Mullins is Eastern League Player of Week (plus other notes)

He’s off to a great start on the O’s farm and today Bowie Baysox outfielder Cedric Mullins was named the Player of the Week in the Double-A Eastern League. Mullins has hit safely in all 10 games to start the season, batting .455/.489/.818 with five doubles, a triple, three homers and eight RBIs. His sizzling hot bat was going to eventually slow a bit and ... read more

A look at Tanner Scott pitching at Bowie (plus O’s notes)

He is a 22-year-old left-hander that has worked his way into prospect status thanks to a fastball that has touched 100 mph. What comes along with that is the challenge to control and command that pitch along with his slider and throw it consistently for strikes. It has been a bit of a battle for young Tanner Scott, but he remains upbeat about the challenge ... read more

Talking player development: The O’s team that did it well while losing

If you look at the job of any minor league organization, its biggest task by far (but not the only one) is to develop players. Coach, teach, instruct and provide a framework for players to get better so they can one day reach the bigs and help the major league team win games. If you can win games on the farm while doing the first ... read more