Will these players put up better stats for the Orioles in 2016?

The Orioles have a few players that they are counting on to perform better in the 2016 season than they did last year. It is pretty easy to point to starting pitchers Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez, and shortstop J.J. Hardy as players who can clearly upgrade from their 2015 statistics. In the three seasons from 2012-2014, Tillman went a combined 38-16 with an ERA ... read more

Slow start, big finish: O's pitching prospect ended 2015 season with a flourish

Can a pitcher who had an ERA of 5.83 last June 20 for Single-A Frederick be considered one of the Orioles' top pitching prospects? He can if he was able to turn his season around to the point where he got a late-season promotion to Double-A Bowie. And then he pitched two huge games in the playoffs to help the Baysox claim the Eastern League ... read more

A look at some players who did well in winter ball, plus other notes

When we report on minor league players in this space, we are often talking about the top prospects and up-and-coming young talent. But there are also times that the more veteran players who don't get ranked on those prospects lists deserve some attention, too. That would include two vets who helped Double-A Bowie win the Eastern League title last September - outfielder Quincy Latimore and ... read more

A look to see if Orioles farm system depth is better than advertised

Is it possible that the Orioles farm system is in better shape than some believe it to be? If you look at the recent Baseball America top 10 O's prospects list, you find some pretty good prospects that did not even make that top 10. To review, here is the O's top 10 per BA that was released Dec. 14: 1) RHP Dylan Bundy 2) ... read more

Bodie at Bowie: New to O's in 2015, Bodie did solid job with Baysox (plus qualifying offer notes)

There were many reasons the Double-A Bowie Baysox won their first Eastern League championship this season. The great leadership of manager Gary Kendall and his coaching staff and the strong performances of so many players were pretty important. But there was one man who was there for all of it and did some solid work out of the media spotlight. But as I talked to ... read more

Reimold hits first leadoff home run, Mancini a hit with Orioles (O's win 4-3)

Nolan Reimold reached base four times as the leadoff hitter in Game 1, and he homered in his first at-bat from the same slot in Game 2. Reimold seems to like the view from atop the order. This is Reimold's first career leadoff home run and the sixth for the Orioles this season. He drove a 94 mph fastball from Yankees starter Luis Severino into ... read more

O's game blog: Mancini, Drake and Givens take top honors, plus Machado on playing 162

The Orioles announced that first baseman Trey Mancini is their minor league Player of the Year and that Oliver Drake and Mychal Givens are co-Pitchers of the Year today. The Orioles also announced that Double-A Bowie outfielder Glynn Davis has been named this year's recipient of the Elrod Hendricks Minor League Community Service Award. Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson has been named the winner of ... read more

A look at the candidates for the top Orioles minor league awards

In the next day or two, we will find out who will be this year's winners of two major Orioles minor league awards. In a pregame ceremony Friday night, the Orioles will present the Brooks Robinson Award to their minor league Player of the Year and the Jim Palmer Award to the Pitcher of the Year. First baseman Trey Mancini is the heavy favorite to ... read more