After an impressive regular season, the Surprise Saguaros (made up of players from the Indians, Red Sox, Rangers, Brewers and Orioles) were able to hold off an impressive Mesa Solar Sox squad (Angels, Athletics, Cubs, Nationals and Tigers) to take home the 2013 Arizona Fall League Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. After winning all season based on the strength of a great offense...
Here is the composite list of Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Orioles, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed.
Only 2 Cubs played. Kris Bryant is a good baseball player.
Kris Bryant: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, SO
Henry Urrutia grounds into a double play, third baseman Kris Bryant to first baseman C. J. Cron. Garin Cecchini out at 3rd.
Kris Bryant walks.
Kris Bryant strikes out swinging.
Kris Bryant walks.
Kris Bryant doubles (3) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Mitch Haniger. Taylor Lindsey to...
Henry Urrutia didn’t travel with the Orioles for their road trip to Toronto that begins tonight because the Cuban defector can’t get into Canada due to immigration issues.
Instead he’ll head to Florida to work out at the Orioles’ spring training complex and Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports that the team may decide to simply shut him down for the season. “I alerted...
Matt Wieters hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
Pinch-hitter Henry Urrutia started the winning rally with a one-out infield single against closer Addison Reed. Pinch-runner Chris Dickerson then went all the way to third on Nick Markakis' base hit.
Reed bounced back with a strikeout of Nate...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013
Six days from now the Orioles can expand their roster to 40. They may not use the 15 available roster spots as they nearly did last season but they’re likely to use more than a handful.
With Norfolk still in a playoff race the Orioles don’t want to plunder the Tides but they’ll probably summon at least a few by Sunday. When Norfolk’s season ends they’ll bring up a few...
Previous Cuban defector profiles can be found here.
No point in burying the lede, let's get right to the statistics.
José Dariel Abreu Stats
For the first time this season, the Orioles have won five straight. And, for one of the seemingly few times this year, they won easily.
The Orioles had 18 hits equaling a season high, including three from Henry Urrutia, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis as they romped over the Kansas City Royals 9-2 at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night.
Five Orioles, Nate McLouth, Adam Jones, Chris Davis...
As the Orioles open up the unofficial second half of the season, they know that the Texas Rangers could be one of the teams they end up battling for a possible playoff spot.
So even though the three games here won’t be as magnified as their division games down the stretch, they are still incredibly important.
And on Saturday night, the Orioles circled the bases for seven runs...
In case you are looking for some info to browse through while waiting for Matt Garza to leave town.
I was initially planning to write up Misael Siverio, a Cuban lefty who disappeared into a cornfield in Des Moines Tuesday night, but a few position players have made the news recently, so I'll run through them first.
Noticias de Cuba
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will...
A year ago, the Orioles signed Henry Urrutia, a Cuban defector for $778,500. Now, with Urrutia poised to join the Orioles, the team has reached an agreement to sign another Cuban defector.
Dariel Alvarez, a 24-year-old center fielder, who batted .363 with 20 home runs playing for the Cuban National team in 2011, will sign with the Orioles once his physical is complete, an industry...
I've been waiting for this day to come, and now it is here.
The Orioles have gone ahead and promoted Henry Urrutia from Triple-A Norfolk.
The team has needed help at the designated hitter spot all season, and perhaps Urrutia could be a solution. Maybe the Orioles will hit gold with another prospect promoted in the second half.
Roch Kubatko from MASN Sports reported...
Multiple sources are now reporting that the Baltimore Orioles have promoted OF Henry Urrutia from AAA Norfolk, and he will join the team tomorrow in Texas for their series against the Rangers.
Baltimore hopes Urrutia can solve their DH problems for the playoff stretch
As I talked about in my first half wrap-up and look ahead, Urrutia’s call-up comes just a few days after O’s...
The importance of prospects’ ages is frequently debated. Comparing one’s age to the age of to his competition adds significant context, but age is just a number. Age alone hardly provides enough context to discern its true relevance to an individual’s performance.
In one instance, a player’s age without further evidence is meaningful — when a player is young for his league...