Orioles minor league week in review: Henderson, Stowers, Cowser stay hot

Orioles minor league week in review: Henderson, Stowers, Cowser stay hot

Orioles prospect Gunnar Henderson {in the|on the} MLB Futures Game
{Altogether|Completely|As a whole|All in all|Together} now: GUNNAR HENDERSON | Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Pictures

In a just-released Football America prospect list {up-date|upgrade|revise}, Gunnar Henderson is the #1 prospect in all of football.

What a difference a couple of months make. At the start of this Orioles minor league season, 2022 seemed like another year {with regard to|regarding|intended for|to get|pertaining to} hoping that maybe gamers would play well enough {you could|that you may|that you might|that one could} start to imagine next year {becoming|getting} the good year for the Orioles. Here we are in Aug and it’s starting to {seem like|feel as if|think that} this year might be the good {12 months|yr|season|calendar year}. Mike Elias said it is liftoff from here. Now, we are anxiously wondering when {a potential customer|a prospective client|a possibility|a potential client|a customer} might displace each underperforming MLBer.

Every Tuesday on Camden Chat, we’ve been {rotating|rolling} up the previous week associated with minor league action, addressing both the handful of prospects that are getting the most hype {plus some|and several|and a few} other hopefuls who are {wanting to|seeking to|looking to|endeavoring to|aiming to} play their way {in to the|to the} next wave. If you’ve already been following all year, you understand things have been going pretty much, and this week wasn’t very.

Triple-A Norfolk Tides

  • Last week: 2-4 vs . Nashville Sounds (Brewers)
  • Arriving week: at Rochester {Red-colored|Reddish|Reddish colored|Crimson} Wings (47-58, Nationals). This particular team has lost seventeen straight games.
  • Season record: 48-56, seventh place (10. five GB) of ten groups in International League Eastern

If you’re like me, every time {there is|there are} a slumping big leaguer lately, you start to question whether he could be replaced with a prospect. This is especially true for men who haven’t hit a lot at all this season, like Rougned Odor and now Brett Phillips. Couldn’t they somehow {become|end up being} GUNNAR HENDERSON or Kyle Stowers ?

Each of those prospects continued in order to fuel that kind of sensation with their hitting over the last 7 days. It’s been all {time of year|period} long for these guys. GUNNAR {has been|had been} 8-24 in his at-bats, which includes his 17th home operate, and ninth for Norfolk in 46 games. {This individual|He or she} drew three walks too, keeping his Tides OBP over the. 400 mark. Simply sensational stuff. Stowers was not far behind this week, 7-22 over six games, {including|incorporating} three walks also. Stowers’s OPS for the Tides {will be|is usually|is definitely|can be|is certainly}. 898. One wonders whenever he’ll get his {opportunity|possibility}.

Henderson’s excellence has been recognized by {an additional|one more} prospect list update. The people at Football America {possess|have got} updated their top {one hundred|a hundred|hundred} to reflect draft {improvements|enhancements} and season performance/injuries, found a new #1. It’s Gunnar!

GUNNAR going opposite field {for that|for your} Tides last week:

Less {effective|prosperous|productive|profitable} this week was Jordan Westburg, who went just 3-21 at the plate. Add 5 walks for a less-horrible every week OBP (. 308), yet he’s really scuffled right after early hot hitting {for that|for your} Tides. Westburg’s last twenty-eight days batting split {is currently|has become}. 164/. 263/. 194 great last homer was {more than a|over the} month ago. That’s not really gonna get you in the “Promote him now! ” discussions.

After that there’s {Deb|M|G}. L. Hall . {This individual was|He or she was} pretty good for a lot of July and has gone {back to|back in} more confusing territory {given that|considering that}. This was a two-start 7 days for him. Start {1 was|a single was|one particular was} not good, with Corridor issuing five free goes by in a four-inning start that will also saw him quit six runs. He frequency again on Sunday plus was better, allowing 2 runs in 5. one innings. Hall struck {away|out there} eight batters in that 2nd outing and walked {an additional|one more} three.

Hall has struck {away|out there} 114 batters in seventy Norfolk innings this year. That is amazing, striking out 36% of hitters. He’s furthermore walked 44. That’s not really amazing. I feel like I have been the low guy upon hype for Hall {almost all|just about all|most|all of|many} year but how can I anticipate instant MLB success whenever his BB/9 is five. 7?

Other notable {potential customers|leads|prospective customers|potential clients}:

  • RHP Grayson Rodriguez {–|:} Elias said Rodriguez {offers|provides} progressed in his recovery from the lat strain to tossing from flat ground {in|from|with|on} 120 feet distance, {although|even though} there’s still no plan for going on a rehab {task|project}.
  • IF Rylan Bannon – One way you understand Bannon got passed upward by other prospects would be that the Orioles quietly put your pet on waivers, where he {has been|had been} claimed by the Dodgers, their former organization, yesterday.
  • RHP Mike Baumann – If you go off the particular MLB Pipeline prospect {listing|checklist}, he’s the #13 man in the system right now. He is on the 40-man but hasn’t pitched for the Orioles {given that|considering that} June 19. Struck {away|out there} seven batters in a five-inning, one-run start this week. {Strolled|Wandered} three.
  • RHP Chris Vallimont – Furthermore on the 40-man after an early on season waiver claim. zero. 00 ERA this week because of three unearned runs within five innings. He hit out four and {strolled|wandered} three; 11 walks within 33 innings since {becoming a member of|signing up for} Norfolk.
  • RHP Yennier Canó – Let us not forget about the newest 40-man pitcher from the Jorge López trade. He, uh, {this individual|he or she} gave up eight runs, 6 earned, in 1 . one innings across two excursions this week. So maybe we ought to forget this week for your pet.

Norfolk Tides season-to-date stats.

Double-A Bowie Baysox

  • Last week: 6-0 {in|from|with|on} Harrisburg Senators (Nationals)
  • Coming 7 days: at Akron RubberDucks (15-16 second half, Guardians)
  • Season report: 24-8 second half, start (3 game lead) associated with six teams in Far eastern League Southwest

Some {terms|phrases|words and phrases} once sung by Destiny’s Child applied to the Senators this week: They were not looking forward to this jelly. That’s the way in which it goes sometimes. {Small|Minimal} league pitchers are just thingking their business and then {all of a sudden|abruptly|instantly} there’s Connor Norby {shedding|falling|losing} in to go 11-26 along with three home runs {out from the|from the} leadoff spot, and if {you receive|you will get|you obtain} scared and start throwing this out of the zone he’ll simply draw four walks within six games.

Norby leading {away|away from} a game with one of their home runs:

Norby was hardly the only real star as the Baysox {decreased|fallen|lowered|slipped} double digit runs on the Senators two times. Hudson Haskin even {capped|lead} Norby’s 1 . 377 OPERATIONS for the week, though {this individual|he or she} did it in one fewer {sport|online game|video game}; Haskin was 7-17 along with two doubles, three triples, and six walks. Simply keep on rolling down the line: Joey Ortiz hit 10-24, {strolled|wandered} six times, homered two times, and Colton Cowser! {experienced|got|acquired} 11 hits in twenty-eight at-bats with “only” {1|a single|one particular} homer.

Norby and Cowser {possess|have got} each now played thirty games for the Baysox. Norby’s batting line is amazing:. 277/. 381/. 555. {Heck|Terrible} yeah, right? Check Cowser’s:. 355/. 486/. 636. Furthermore hell yeah!

Bowie’s most notable harrassing prospect remains Drew Rom . The particular 22-year-old lefty labored {via a|by way of a} 3. 2 inning begin this week, allowing four operates, three earned, in only {a few|three or more|several|3 or more}. 2 innings. For the {time of year|period}, Rom has a 4. 05 ERA in 17 begins, but his rate statistics look good: 10. 9 K/9, 2 . 9 BB/9.

{Some other|Additional|Various other} notable prospects:

  • OF John Rhodes – The recently-promoted outfielder brought a bit less jello to the party, hitting 5-20 with only one XBH.
  • {IN CASE|WHEN|IN THE EVENT THAT} César Prieto – 5-22 with 3 doubles in six {online games|video games}. Prieto is hitting. 276/. 316/. 370 in fifty nine games in his first professional season in America.
  • RHP Zach Peek {–|:} The team announced {recently|immediately} that he had Tommy {Steve|David|Ruben|Bob|Mark} surgery.

Bowie Baysox season-to-date stats.

High-A Aberdeen IronBirds

  • Last week: 4-2 vs . /at Wilmington {Glowing blue|Azure} Rocks (Nationals)
  • Coming week: {in|from|with|on} Hudson Valley Renegades (20-15 second half, Yankees)
  • Season report: 19-16 second half, 3rd place (1. 5 {online games|video games} back) of six groups in South Atlantic Little league North. Aberdeen clinched a playoff place with a first half department title.

This week {for that|for your} IronBirds saw the Orioles organizational debut for two from the pitchers acquired in final week’s pre-trade deadline offers. You could not have asked for far better of a first impression through Cade Povich , who arrived {from your|through the|in the} Twins. Povich took an ideal game into the fifth inning, a no-hitter into the 6th, and ultimately tossed 6 innings with just one strike allowed. He walked not one and struck out 8. For this start, Povich {has been|had been} named the South Ocean League Pitcher of the 7 days.

The Povich montage, with organic sound only because Aberdeen doesn’t bother providing a broadcaster:

Also debuting {recently was|immediately was} Chayce McDermott , who originated from the Astros for Trey Mancini. McDermott’s start {has been|had been} interrupted by rain, therefore he only had a chance to pitch one inning. Which was still enough time for your pet to strike out 3 batters. I’m looking forward to viewing what these two guys can perform between now and the finish of the season.

Rehabbing Double-A {potential customer|prospective client|possibility|potential client|customer} Coby Mayonaise topped the particular hitters for the week. Each one of his four hits within 15 at-bats went for added bases. Not much to build {enjoyment|exhilaration|pleasure|enthusiasm} there since Mayo’s currently proven he’s above this particular level, but it’s great news he’s gotten through the {online games|video games} here still healthy. I suppose we’ll see him back again with Bowie in this arriving week.

Infield prospect Darell Hernaiz is still hot too. The particular just-turned-21-year-old went 9-22 more than six games this week, increasing his OPS in 43 games since joining Aberdeen to. 853. Hernaiz continues to be splitting time between 2nd, third, and shortstop {using the|with all the} IronBirds. He’d never really {become|obtained|got} onto the prospect radar {prior to|just before} this year, but he’s nevertheless young and enjoying {a few|several} High-A success. It’s likely to be interesting if {this individual|he or she} continues to show promise.

{Some other|Additional|Various other} notable prospects:

  • OF Heston Kjerstad – Not much {to express|to state} about the Finally Arrived {Trip|Visit} this week. He went 5-22 and is OPSing. 620 {via|by means of} 17 games. There’s time for you to make adjustments.
  • RHP Blue jean Pinto {–|:} The youngest player to invest the whole season with Aberdeen, Pinto has hit {a few|several} bumps. Appeared in one {sport|online game|video game} in relief this week, harrassing three scoreless innings {for any|to get a|for the} save, though he nevertheless walked three guys. Unsure if this is the start of the piggyback or if he is in the bullpen for good.
  • RHP Seth Johnson – The pitcher obtained from Tampa in the Mancini three-team trade is {theoretically|officially} assigned to Aberdeen; he previously Tommy John surgery {recently|immediately} (expected at time of trade) so it’ll be 2024 before we really see your pet in action.

Aberdeen IronBirds season-to-date stats.

Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds

  • Last week: 0-6 vs . Augusta GreenJackets (Atlanta)
  • Arriving week: vs . Carolina Mudcats (18-18 second half, Brewers)
  • {Time of year|Period} record: 13-23 second fifty percent, last place (11. five GB) of six groups in Carolina League Northern

The college-heavy Orioles {write|set up} class is presumably just around the corner, perhaps as soon as this week, however for now it’s mostly exactly the same players who’ve been milling out results throughout this year, not many of whom {possess|have got} much prospect stock or even who have proven to even {become|end up being} potential sleepers. The Shorebirds record throughout the season {offers|provides} reflected this.

Three Delmarva batters topped a. 900 OPERATIONS for the week. At the top of this particular list was outfielder Mishael Deson , who was also part of the {industry|business} that brought Vavra plus Tyler Nevin to the Orioles. Deson went 7-18, which includes a home run. Isaac De León was 6-19, as well as a home run, and taken base machine Luis Valdez went 6-19 as well, {providing|offering} him a chance to steal 3 more bases. Valdez has swiped 56 bags within 67 tries this year.

None of this particular trio has an overwhelming OPERATIONS number – the best from the bunch is De León at. 731. Deson plus Valdez have almost absolutely no power. What all 3 of them are doing is strolling a lot, which is at least {a great|an excellent} sign for pitch {acknowledgement|reputation|identification}. De León’s walk price is especially notable: 18%. {1|A single|One particular} in six times {this individual|he or she} walks! Perhaps the other abilities will come.

One pitcher was {outlined|pointed out} in this space last week: Deivy Cruz . He was bombed {with regard to|regarding|intended for|to get|pertaining to} six runs in second . 1 innings in his begin this past week, issuing a good unsightly six free goes by. Moving on.

Delmarva Shorebirds season-to-date stats .

Bonus {Fl|California|Sarasota|Lakewood ranch} Complex League

The 2022 {write|set up} class has trickled {in to|directly into|straight into} games starting this week. Not one of them have done anything noteworthy however. According to Elias, Jackson Holliday is expected to debut with this affiliate later this week.

The group is 9-34. There simply hasn’t been much {enjoyment|exhilaration|pleasure|enthusiasm} here at this level, that will hopefully change as Elias’s international signing classes display more quality. One man who has been carrying their weight is catcher Samuel Basallo , who added two a lot more hits yesterday and is {right now|today|at this point} batting. 290/. 359/. 476 in 33 games. Nevertheless just 17 until {later on|afterwards} this week, Basallo is nearly 3 years younger than the average competitors. He’s also thrown out {another|a 3rd} of runners this season!

Double Reward Dominican Summer League

As with the particular FCL Orioles, these are groups that just don’t have a lot going for them yet plus hopefully will in the near future. Orioles Orange is 18-30. Orioles Black, which has the most recent seven-figure Orioles international signing, Braylin Tavera , is 20-25. The Dark team played an 11-inning game yesterday where {these people|they will} absolutely blew the doors {away|away from} in the top of the 11th, rating 14 runs in the {framework|body} to end up winning, 21-7 over DSL Padres.

The game was obviously a good one for Tavera, who was on base 5 times. The 17-year-old outfielder is now hitting. 229/. 397/. 322 through 34 {online games|video games}; he’s drawn walks within nearly 20% of their plate appearances as a professional. Outpacing Tavera is another outfielder from the signing class, Raylin Ramos , who had four strikes yesterday to improve his {time of year|period} batting line to. 299/. 380/. 441. DSL pitchers as a group have a 5. two BB/9 – these guys do not throw many strikes, {but nonetheless|but nevertheless}, good on the batters who are able to recognize it.


In last week’s poll, Ortiz waltzed in order to his first win from the season, picking up 79% from the vote among the four options on the poll. He is {our own|the} twelfth different winner from the season. Repeat winners are usually: Stowers (four times), Kjerstad (three), HENDERSON (two) plus Cowser! (two) Other those who win: Haskin, Kyle Bradish, Pinto, Mayo, Juan De Mis Santos, Rodriguez, Westburg, and today Ortiz.

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