O’s Brian Graham on DL Hall, Cody Sedlock, Keegan Akin and more

Don’t be fooled by a 6.97 ERA for the kid. That came in just 10 1/3 innings in five August outings in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League for left-hander DL Hall. The Orioles selected Hall with their first pick in June in the draft. He was taken with the 21st pick in the First-Year Player Draft and signed to a $3 million bonus. Hall, who ... read more

Scott, Mountcastle named to AFL Fall Stars Game (FanFest note)

Two Orioles prospects have been chosen to participate in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, which airs Saturday night on MLB Network. Left-hander Tanner Scott and infielder Ryan Mountcastle are included on the East Team. They’re playing for the Salt River Rafters in the AFL. Scott is 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in three starts with the Rafters. He’s allowed six earned runs (seven ... read more

Presenting a top 10 Orioles prospects list

Baseball America started to roll out its latest top 10 prospects lists for major league teams this week. Before too long, we’ll see a new Orioles list. But today, I’m taking my own shot at a top 10 list for the club. These are my own thoughts and rankings, and for this one, I didn’t solicit a single opinion from a scout or team official ... read more

Notes on DJ Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle

On their way to a 72-68 record and an Eastern League playoff berth, the Double-A Bowie Baysox were the best hitting team in the league this season. Bowie led all clubs in batting average (.283), on-base percentage (.345), slugging (.436) and runs (697). There were several hitters that had good seasons for Bowie, including Austin Hays, Garabez Rosa, Aderlin Rodriguez, Steve Wilkerson and Cedric Mullins. ... read more

Hamstring injuries didn’t hurt Mullins’ standing in organization

While the Orioles continue the process of deciding which players need to be protected in the Rule 5 draft, one of their better prospects isn’t vulnerable to it. Outfielder Cedric Mullins doesn’t need to be added to the 40-man roster. His time is coming, but not this winter. Hamstring injuries limited Mullins to 76 games at Double-A Bowie, but it wasn’t a lost season in ... read more

A look at the Orioles’ list of pending minor league free agents

To put in perspective how long Garabez Rosa has been in the Orioles organization, when Adam Jones was traded to the club in February 2008, Rosa was about to begin his second season on the O’s farm. Signed out of the Dominican Republic at 17 in November 2006, Rosa has played 1,154 games over 11 seasons in the Orioles’ minor league system. Save for a ... read more

MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis says O’s farm has made solid progress

After a year when the Orioles farm system has taken a nice step forward, we checked in with a few national analysts to get their takes. Today, we hear from MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis. Ranked well down the list when it comes to organizational rankings the last couple of seasons, the club is moving up and making decent progress. The Orioles had several players ranked among ... read more

J.J. Cooper says O’s farm has “taken a big step forward”

The Orioles’ minor leagues had a good year in 2017. That is the opinion of several national analysts I have spoken to in the last two weeks. Today, here is the second part of a series of interviews with national analysts on the O’s farm. For the Orioles, 2017 was a year where outfielder Austin Hays moved from Single-A Frederick to Double-A Bowie and then ... read more