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This Orioles prospect has hits in each of his last 9 at-bats

Young, Baltimore's No. 28 prospect, raises average by 43 points over hot stretch
June 7, 2023

At the beginning of the season, fluctuating batting averages are common. With minimal at-bats under players’ belts, one hit or out can change an average dramatically. Now two months into the 2023 season, big jumps in average are reserved for those being promoted to a new level or rehabbing in

These O's prospects are raking at Double-A

June 3, 2023

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Holliday impressing O's players and brass alike 

May 28, 2023

BALTIMORE -- During Ramón Urías’ two-game rehab assignment with High-A Aberdeen earlier this week, the 28-year-old infielder’s primary focus was making sure his injured left hamstring was good to go. But he couldn’t help but notice the player batting in front of him in the IronBirds’ lineup. Of course, Jackson

O's GM Elias gives noteworthy updates on top prospects

May 27, 2023

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Holliday's weeklong celebration: 11 hits for Aberdeen

No. 1 Orioles prospect rips two homers over productive four-game stretch
May 20, 2023

The Jackson Holliday train just keeps on rolling. The No. 3 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline has been hitting at a torrid pace all year and added another 11 hits and two homers to his season totals this week, the second of which came in High-A Aberdeen’s 12-5 win

Holliday hit parade marches along on first five-knock night

Top-ranked Orioles prospect raises OPS to eye-popping 1.206
May 17, 2023

Just 24 hours after being thwarted of a chance at his first pro cycle due to rain, Jackson Holliday upped the ante: a five-hit, five-RBI, four-run night in which MLB’s No. 3 overall prospect raised his OPS through the first six weeks of play to 1.206. Notching a quintet of

Holliday keeps crushing after promotion to High-A Aberdeen

May 16, 2023

Only Mother Nature could stop Jackson Holliday on Tuesday. But the No. 3 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline still managed to rack up a career-high six RBIs while falling a single short of the cycle through five frames in High-A Aberdeen's rain-shortened 8-7 loss to Winston-Salem.

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Orioles' Colton Cowser

May 16, 2023

Colton Cowser isn't just knocking on the door to the bigs, he's dismantling it. For the second time in the first six weeks of the season, MLB Pipeline's No. 31 prospect was named Minor League Player of the Week in the International League. Highlighted by his second multihomer performance of

Grayson to use rough start as a learning opportunity

May 16, 2023

BALTIMORE -- Grayson Rodriguez is a talented pitcher with the upside of developing into a future ace in Baltimore, where he could anchor a rotation for many years to come. But the Orioles knew success may not immediately come for the 23-year-old right-hander following his arrival in the big leagues

No. 12 prospect Povich proving his worth at Double-A

May 14, 2023

BALTIMORE -- It’s not always easy to evaluate trades until some substantial time has passed. The Orioles may have lost an All-Star closer when they dealt Jorge López to the Twins at the Trade Deadline last August, but they received four Minor League pitchers in return. That trade is looking

Cowser rebounds from 4-K night with 2 HRs

May 11, 2023

The youth movement has landed in Baltimore. The Orioles sit in second place in the AL East, fueled by a group of homegrown talents still in their 20s. The young guns have given a jolt of energy to a franchise that can expect even more impact players in the near

Can the O's balance 'good problems' effectively?

May 10, 2023

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O's young battery fulfills hopes in key win over Rays

Rutschman belts go-ahead blast, Rodriguez tallies longest outing against MLB's top team
May 10, 2023

BALTIMORE -- While sitting in the Orioles’ dugout Tuesday afternoon and looking out on the Camden Yards field, general manager Mike Elias acknowledged the narrative of this week’s series against the American League East rival Rays. For a Baltimore squad on the rise, it’s a good “measuring stick” to take

Holliday flashes power in first game in front of Aberdeen fans

May 9, 2023

More than two weeks and 11 games later, Jackson Holliday finally got a chance to suit up in front of the home fans at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. Baseball's No. 10 overall prospect didn't disappoint. Holliday capped his third consecutive multihit game with a solo homer to put an

High-A no problem for No. 2 prospect Holliday

May 7, 2023

Many Orioles hitting prospects struggle upon their arrival to High-A Aberdeen. Even Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson endured early slumps for the IronBirds. Not Jackson Holliday, though. Since being promoted to Aberdeen on April 24, Holliday is 11-for-37 (.297) with one double, one triple, one home run and four RBIs

Top prospect Rodriguez (9 K's) lights-out in first MLB win

April 29, 2023

DETROIT -- Grayson Rodriguez got the first of what the Orioles hope will be many wins in an ultra-promising career on Saturday evening. The club’s top prospect per MLB Pipeline and No. 5 in MLB threw five shutout innings and helped Baltimore beat the Tigers, 6-4, at Comerica Park. He

Expert insight about O's farm system

April 29, 2023

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Ortiz in 'pretty good company' after three-RBI debut

Second baseman is first Orioles player to accomplish the feat since Don Baylor in 1970
April 28, 2023

DETROIT -- Three RBIs in your first three at-bats isn’t a bad way to begin your Major League career. That’s what Orioles second baseman Joey Ortiz accomplished Thursday night in sparking his team to a 7-4 comeback win over the Detroit Tigers before 11,599 at Comerica Park. Three of those

Holliday goes the extra mile for High-A firsts

April 27, 2023

A game in which adjustments are paramount can flummox even the best of players. What separates the haves from the have-nots is the ability to make changes on the fly. Consider Jackson Holliday a quick learner. • MLB Pipeline | Top 100 prospects | Prospect video Baseball's 10th-ranked prospect according

What to expect from Joey Ortiz in The Show

April 27, 2023

Joey Ortiz always hit at New Mexico State, especially when he finished with a .422 average in 2019, his Draft year. But his numbers were taken by the scouting industry with several grains of salt given the hitting-friendly environs of his home park and the relative lack of competition in

Promotion makes O's Holliday youngest player in High-A

April 24, 2023

BALTIMORE -- Well, that didn’t take very long. The Orioles on Monday promoted Jackson Holliday, their No. 2 prospect and MLB’s No. 10 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, from Single-A Delmarva to High-A Aberdeen. Holliday dominated this season at Delmarva, where the 19-year-old slashed .392/.523/.667 with nine extra-base hits in

Wild pitch means wild win as O's walk it off again

April 23, 2023

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles went from nearly having a perfect game pitched against them ... to again winning in walk-off fashion. It was yet another early symbol of just how well things have been going in Baltimore of late. The O’s completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers as Adam

No. 6 prospect Hall stretching out at Triple-A

Also this week: Armbruester rolling at Double-A Bowie; Holliday can't stop slugging
April 23, 2023

BALTIMORE -- The first four outings of DL Hall’s 2023 season have been a continuation of his Spring Training build-up. The Orioles optioned the 24-year-old left-hander -- who was slowed early in camp by right lower lumbar discomfort -- to Triple-A Norfolk to open the year so that he could

Cowser crushes pair of homers, makes stellar grab ... in just 5 innings

O's No. 3 prospect breaks out on Triple-A Norfolk's Star Wars Night
April 23, 2023

Harbor Park could have been mistaken for the Star Wars sand planet Tatooine on Saturday night. Fans lined the bleachers decked out in everything from stormtrooper costumes to Mandalorian armor. Triple-A Norfolk and Triple-A Rochester faced off on Star Wars night and Colton Cowser, a massive Star Wars fan, understood

Holliday's torrid stretch finds new level with first homers of '23

April 21, 2023

The Jackson Holliday experience just continues to get better and better. The No. 10 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline has been unstoppable in his first taste of April pro ball for Single-A Delmarva, now smacking his first two big flies of 2023 during action Friday. The two roundtrippers also