Baltimore Orioles 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2011 (21) | 2010 (8) | 2009 (9) | 2008 (14) | 2007 (17) | 2006 (12)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [69-93] AL East
AAA: [56-87] International League – Norfolk
AA: [75-66] Eastern League – Bowie
A+: [80-59] Carolina League – Frederick
A: [55-85] South Atlantic League – Delmarva
A(ss): [24-51] New York-Penn League – Aberdeen
The Run Down
With guys in their system like Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop and Dylan Bundy, Baltimore is not without exciting prospects. Unfortunately, though, the aforementioned are a bit too far from their MLB debuts to garner fantasy consideration for 2012. That leaves us with a bunch of fringe-types to discuss. Sure, a few of these names will blossom into regular roles, but I find it unlikely that any of them will reach significant fantasy value. Please, blog, may I have some more?
You know what they call three 4-baggers in New York? An A-Rod post-game party. It’s a good thing Clorox is headquartered in Oakland because Billy Beane is going to want to rinse his eyes with bleach after this game. Russell Martin went 5-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and 2 homers (one grand slam), Grandy hit a grannie going 2-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and Cano added in one of his own with 5 RBIs. A video of this game should be shown next time the issue of a salary cap comes up at the Winter Meetings. Russell Martin has 17 homers on the year. Even if all of them were Pesci Pole assisted, it would still be a solid year. Then throw in 8 steals and decent runs and RBIs, and it’s no wonder Alyssa Milano fields his fly balls. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Jim Thome – Luckily, he got to enjoy his 600th home run on the Twins. What an event! Was like Geraldo Rivera finding a second bottle of whiskey. Thome continues his ride on the casino bus to the Indians. How appropriate. To continue the gambling comparison, right now the Indians are like the guy at the ATM taking out money he doesn’t have to double down on the Pass Line at a cold craps table. Hey, Indians, it was a good run, but you’re throwing good money after bad. Go grab a $9.99 steak dinner and bark obscenities at tourists. You’re not making the playoffs anymore. Thome’s not changing that. As for fantasy, Thome gives the occasional homer, not much else. Um, okay. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Baltimore Orioles 2010 Minor League Review
Overall farm ranking via Baseball America (2010)
2010 (9) | 2009 (9) | 2008 (16) | 2007 (17) | 2006 (25) | 2005 (18)
Record of Major and Minor League Teams
MLB: [66 – 96] AL East
AAA: [67 - 77] International League – Norfolk
AA: [75 – 67] Eastern League – Bowie
A+: [72 – 68] Carolina League – Frederick
A: [59 – 81] South Atlantic League – Delmarva
A(ss): [34 – 40] New York-Pennsylvania – Aberdeen
The Run Down Please, blog, may I have some more?
2010 was quite disappointing.