O's top draft pick DJ Stewart on being an Oriole and his unique batting stance

Before the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, some scouting reports expressed concerns about the very low batting crouch of Orioles top draft pick DJ Stewart. Here is an excerpt from Baseball America's scouting report on Stewart: "He has managed to make his unorthodox stance work in college, but scouts aren't sold that it will work at the next level. He crouches very low at the plate, ... read more

Jonathan Schoop comments after his night in Frederick and a take on Kevin Gausman

Jonanthan Schoop doesn't hit a homer in every rehab game he plays in. It just seems like it. After homering in three of his last four games while with Double-A Bowie, Schoop played at Single-A Frederick last night. He went 2-for-4 and hit a solo homer over all three levels of billboards in the eighth inning at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. "I am ... read more

Dariel Alvarez is selected to start the Triple-A All-Star Game, Norfolk sends four to game

The Norfolk Tides will send four players to the Triple-A All-Star Game. Outfielder Dariel Alvarez was elected to start the contest, while catcher Steve Clevenger and pitchers Michael Bowden and Oliver Drake have been selected to the team as reserves. This is the most Tides players selected to the game since 2000, when Norfolk was a Mets affiliate, and most they've had since becoming the ... read more

O's depth, including top levels on farm, will serve team well over long season

The Orioles have reached a point now where each roster move seems to bring about a very difficult decision. They are getting contributions from just about everyone on their current 25-man active roster and removing any player now would mean subtracting a player that has helped the team during its current 15-5 run. Decisions, decisions. The roster crush has arrived. Not only will upcoming roster ... read more

Can O's brush off tough loss today? (plus notes on Schoop, Alvarez and more)

That was one ugly last of the sixth inning last night for the Orioles. They made two errors and allowed five unearned runs in helping Boston to a 5-1 win. Consider that the Orioles had allowed just one unearned run in 21 games in June before giving up five in one inning last night - ugly indeed. The Orioles allowed eight unearned runs in all ... read more

From Frederick to Bowie: Trey Mancini's bat says hot in Eastern League

First baseman Trey Mancini got off to a slow start at Single-A Frederick this year. When April came to a close, he was batting just .244. But Mancini's bat took off in May and he has stayed hot this month, as well. He was playing so well that the Orioles moved him up to Double-A Bowie on June 5 and he has continued to hit ... read more

An interview with 2015 draft picks in Aberdeen, plus GCL and DSL rosters

There are six 2015 Orioles draft picks currently on the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds roster as the team preps for its season opener on Friday night at Ripken Stadium. But the IronBirds roster will be changing and evolving a lot early in the season. Yesterday, the Orioles announced the signings of 14 players from the draft and they have officially signed 17 picks overall with ... read more

Showalter updates injuries and more (O's win 6-4)

PHILADELPHIA - Orioles manager Buck Showalter started his pregame media session today at Citizens Bank Park by removing a piece of paper from his pocket and rattling off the injury updates. Showalter decided to give center fielder Adam Jones at least one more day off. Jones is mostly bothered by a sore right shoulder. "Talking to the doctors and MRI and everything, I'm really wanting ... read more