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This is fantastic!

Mrs.BurtonRW and I are huge Baysox fans! We live 10 minutes from the stadium and go to games as often as possible. First one we’re going to get to is 4/16 vs Erie. Hope we get to see him!

The Orioles have a very tight farm system. There are quite a few players that go straight from Bowie to Baltimore, skipping AAA altogether. Last one was Cedric Mullins. They also use Bowie a lot for rehab - probably because it’s only half an hour down the road - so he may very well get some game time with an Oriole here and there.

Yes - this is very cool.


When we lived in Crofton, we caught a lot of BaySox games and always enjoyed them. We are Braves fans and are fortunate to live just a few minutes from the AA Braves club now, but I have a passion for any Minor League ball. I'm slowly but surely checking off MiLB ballparks in my passport book.


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The Braves should try to get him back as a reliever in the bigs. Our bullpen needs him!


Amen! The showing against the Nats last night was pitiful.


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The Braves should try to get him back as a reliever in the bigs. Our bullpen needs him!


Amen! The showing against the Nats last night was pitiful.


Sorry. You can’t have him back! He’s a hell of a solid pitcher and now that he’s in our farm system, I’ll expect to see him in Baltimore next season, dammit! Cool

-Rob




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He’s a hell of a solid pitcher and now that he’s in our farm system, I’ll expect to see him in Baltimore next season, dammit! Cool

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Rob, why would you wish that on anyone? Do you really dislike this kid so much you would subject him to playing for the....Orioles. Razz Eek Wink


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He’s a hell of a solid pitcher and now that he’s in our farm system, I’ll expect to see him in Baltimore next season, dammit! Cool

-Rob
Rob, why would you wish that on anyone? Do you really dislike this kid so much you would subject him to playing for the....Orioles. Razz Eek Wink


Hey, I choose to live in 1997. 2012 & 2014 weren’t bad, either.

It’s just another rebuilding year. We’re good at those.

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Hey, I choose to live in 1997.

Hey, that's OK. Some of us are stuck in the '80s. Big Grin




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This is fantastic!

Mrs.BurtonRW and I are huge Baysox fans! We live 10 minutes from the stadium and go to games as often as possible. First one we’re going to get to is 4/16 vs Erie. Hope we get to see him!

The Orioles have a very tight farm system. There are quite a few players that go straight from Bowie to Baltimore, skipping AAA altogether. Last one was Cedric Mullins.


Mullins played in for triple-A Norfolk for a few months before getting a call up.

Zimmermann is a solid prospect for sure, but almost a 3 ERA in double A won't allow him to leapfrog triple A. I know the Yankees pitcher Loaisiga did this with comparable stats but he was a higher rated prospect who had a ton of strikeouts. After a few starts they sent him to triple A.
 
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Looks like I will becoming a St. Louis Cardinals fan. My cousin’s son got drafted this morning in the 14th round. He’s a right handed pitcher.




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Looks like I will becoming a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Awesome!
Keep us posted on your cousin’s son.



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Congrats.




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Tyler is going to have a decision to make...he has signed to play ball at Southeast Missouri State. College degree or chance to play pro ball. I tried to search for the number of draftees who make it to the big league being a 14 round pick. Enjoy your ride!




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Tyler is going to have a decision to make...he has signed to play ball at Southeast Missouri State. College degree or chance to play pro ball. I tried to search for the number of draftees who make it to the big league being a 14 round pick. Enjoy your ride!


There were roughly 900 'eligible' pitchers NOT chosen. So he has a leg up. Even if he goes to school, he's got that badge on him which means something to his team mates.





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Tyler is headed to south Florida either Friday or Saturday to play with a cardinal development league team.

Write-up on Tyler




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^^^ Great story on Tyler!
I'm glad his vision in the eye is now back to 20-20.



"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
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"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
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Hope Tyler best the best in the world.




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Time for Bruce Zimmermann to Get the Call

Griesser’s Suggested Change of the Week

With the sheer volume of games in an MLB season, it’s inevitable that teams need to change things up on a regular basis. In fact, for an organization that’s grinding through the early stages of a rebuild like the Orioles are, it’s typical for some notable change to take place at least once per week. Keeping that in mind, as I transition into my work with Eutaw Street Report, I think it makes sense that I offer an eye on the thoughts that may run through Mike Elias’ mind while evaluating potential changes. Ultimately, I believe I can suggest at least one each week, and that’s what I’m going to kick off here.

So, without further ado, here is the first installment of Griesser’s Suggested Change of the Week!

At this point in the Orioles season, the focus should be on developing players to the best of their ability. You can say that the team wants to lose and secure the number one pick for the second year in a row, and I’d probably agree with you on that. At the same time, though, the O’s will essentially have just as strong odds at drafting a cornerstone player with any of the top three picks. I can assure you, they’ll have one of those regardless of any change I can suggest, or that they can make.

Unfortunately, at this stage in the rebuild, there isn’t a tremendous crop of players for Brandon Hyde to develop at the major league level. We might see Austin Hays and Ryan Mountcastle later in the summer, but as of now, neither player’s clock should be started. In the meantime, while the roster’s position players are somewhat set in stone, Elias should make a switch in the rotation, from which the performance has largely been dismal.

First, before bringing any player up, Elias should designate pitcher Dan Straily for assignment. Though he hasn’t been awful in an extended relief role, Straily didn’t get the job done as a starter and at this point is just blocking younger arms from getting their shot.

One of those arms is attached to a player the O’s received in exchange for Kevin Gausman, Bruce Zimmermann. In his second stint with the Bowie Baysox and first time beginning the year with the squad, Zimmermann has shined, clearly enjoying the new approach that Elias and Sig Mejdal have implemented.

In 11 starts, Zimmermann has pitched to a 2.87 ERA, but more importantly has a 61/22 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 59.2 innings. In addition, Zimmermann has a 1.22 WHIP to this point, which is above average, according to FanGraphs. At age 24, Zimmermann is certainly old enough to make his first appearance in the majors, and with just under half of the season under his belt, he has done enough to be granted an opportunity to pitch at OPACY.

By calling Zimmermann up to the bigs, Hyde could move David Hess into the role that Straily had occupied. Hess hasn’t been bad in that spot before, and may even be able to chip in the occasional spot start.

The Orioles have already enjoyed the emergence of John Means this season, and I don’t think it’s out of the question to think the majority of his success has been due to the new attention Elias and Mejdal have paid to spin rate and other metrics. If Zimmermann is able to produce at the major league level anywhere similar to the way that Means has, the O’s might have another gem on their hands. That might be a big ask, but at any rate, he can’t be worse than what they’re getting at the moment.

Due to that alone, this change is worth a shot.

https://eutawstreetreport.com/...zimmermann-get-call/



"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown

"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
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Zimmerman strikes out ninth

6/18/2019: Bowie's Bruce Zimmermann strikes out Hartford's Colton Welker to finish his complete game shutout.

https://www.milb.com/bowie/vid...-ninth/c-31000000561

6/18 -- Baysox Eliminate Yard Goats With 2-0 Shutout
Rifaela's home run supports Zimmermann's complete game.


HARTFORD - A two-run Ademar Rifaela home run was all the offense Bruce Zimmermann needed to complete a 2-0 shutout of the Hartford Yard Goats in the series opener Tuesday night.

Following a 49-minute rain delay, the Baysox (30-38) got the bats going early, jumping on top in the first inning. Mason McCoy (3-for-4) led off with a single on an 0-2 pitch from starter Jack Wynkoop. After a pair of outs, Rifaela lined a two-run home run off the railing just above the right field wall.

His team-leading eighth long ball of the year was part of a fourth consecutive multi-hit and game and extended his current hitting streak to seven games.

Meanwhile, Zimmermann ended a streak of five games with a no-decision by tossing a complete-game shutout to earn his second victory of 2019. The lefty tossed a career-high nine innings, allowing four singles and striking out nine batters, two shy of his season-high 11 punchouts.

The lone Hartford (37-30) rally attempt came in the third inning, when the first two Goat batters singled. Zimmermann then got Manuel Melendez to ground into a 3-6-3 double play before striking out Tyler Nevin to end the threat.

Alan Trejo singled in the fourth inning to represent the last Hartford base runner, as Zimmermann retired the final 17 batters to officially eliminate the hosts from playoff contention on the final day of the First Half.

The 2019 Second Half of the Eastern League begins Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. in game two of the three-game series. As was the case in the season opener, RHP Marcos Molina (4-5, 3.39) starts for the Baysox against Hartford RHP Brandon Gold (6-4, 3.76) as the records reset to 0-0.

https://www.milb.com/bowie/new...-shutout/c-308249054



"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown

"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
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chellim1, I'm excited to see Bruce doing so well, but please dear god, let him know he either needs to add a beard or shave that stash. That 70's porn star look is a bit troubling. Razz Smile


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"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown

"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
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Love the updates and have my fingers crossed! Smile

My buddies grandson is doing ok. Got these headlines last week.

https://www.newsandtribune.com...28-9ba05a13bc5e.html

Drew Ellis, the No. 14 prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, smashed two home runs Saturday for the Double-A Jackson Generals.

The third baseman and former Jeffersonville standout went 2 for 4 with a walk and four RBIs, producing his first multi-homer game since being drafted by the Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2017 draft.

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— Derek Ellis (@oz6to4to3) June 16, 2019
The first was a three-run blast to left field in the first inning that gave the Generals a 3-1 lead. He also went deep on the first pitch he saw in the sixth.

Ellis is hitting .258 with six home runs with 14 doubles and 31 RBIs for the Generals. He has a .365 on-base percentage and a .423 slugging percentage.

After a slow start in his first season at Double-A, Ellis hit a blistering .314 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 26 games in May.


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