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The Show Before the Show: Episode 377

Rodriguez discusses road to recovery, potential MLB debut
September 30, 2022

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Rodriguez begins rehab trail at Aberdeen

Orioles' top pitching prospect tosses 31 pitches for IronBirds
@Jacob_Resnick
September 1, 2022

Three months ago, the calendar flipped to June with an entire fan base optimistic that its top pitching prospect would dominate his way to the Majors before July. That June 1 start was ultimately Grayson Rodriguez's last before he was shut down with a Grade 2 right lat strain. As

Grayson ready for rehab return with Aberdeen

Top Orioles pitching prospect not ruling out MLB debut this year
@JoeTrezz
August 30, 2022

ABERDEEN, Md. -- In Grayson Rodriguez’s mind, he was on the cusp of promotion when injury struck in early June, given the dominant first half at Triple-A Norfolk the righty remembers as “hands down the best I’ve ever thrown the baseball in my life.” Instead, he was rewarded for that

No. 1 overall pick Holliday connects on first homer

O's No. 3 prospect goes deep in fifth Florida Complex League game
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 19, 2022

That didn't take long. No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday hit his first professional home run Friday in the Florida Complex League to lead his FCL Orioles to a 7-1 win over the FCL Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader in Bradenton. The homer -- a solo shot

Prospect Q&A: Orioles infielder Henderson

No. 5 overall prospect on approach, Baltimore’s loaded system
@Gerard_Gilberto
July 21, 2022

Even as the Orioles graduate some of the game’s best prospects to the Majors, players like Gunnar Henderson still provide star power in a stacked farm system. At just 21 years old, Henderson has climbed to No. 5 in MLB Pipeline’s overall prospect rankings and forced a quick promotion to

Aberdeen arms combine to toss no-hitter

Van Loon, Lloyd, Moore team up to shut down Jersey Shore
@Jacob_Resnick
June 18, 2022

High-A Aberdeen had already clinched the South Atlantic League North Division first-half title, but that didn’t stop them from pressing down the gas and making some more history. Three IronBirds pitchers -- Peter Van Loon, Daniel Lloyd and Xavier Moore -- combined to toss a no-hitter in the Orioles affiliate’s

Nationwide Road to The Show™ Ambassador Spotlight: Grayson Rodriguez

@Gerard_Gilberto
June 1, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at five of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball. Here's a look at Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Grayson Rodriguez often recounts

Stowers, Gorski, Nootbaar tally trifecta of trifectas

Tides, Redbirds, Grasshoppers outfielders all belt way to milestone
@MavalloneMiLB
May 22, 2022

With hockey playoffs in full swing, it's only appropriate baseball put together its own version of a hat trick. Or more appropriately, a hat trick of a hat trick. Kyle Stowers, Matt Gorski and Lars Nootbaar all homered three times Sunday, turning their respective contests into their own personal home

The Road to The Show™: Meet the Ambassadors

Follow Rodriguez, Volpe, Leiter, Davis and Walker during 2022
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 3, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at five of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a second season in 2022. Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter, Cubs outfielder Brennen Davis and Cardinals

Scouting report: Orioles outfielder Cowser

No. 76 overall prospect can stand out in star-studded system
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 15, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Orioles prospect Colton Cowser. It didn’t take long for Colton Cowser to show why he’s considered among the most talented prospects

Rutschman, Rodriguez soaring toward Baltimore

Orioles get much-needed production from system's biggest names
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 29, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their system. Click here to locate your favorite club. There are some years that clearly confirm a player development staff’s ability to

Scouting report: Orioles’ Jordan Westburg

Powerful infielder can play important role in club's rebuild
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 21, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at sixth-ranked Orioles prospect Jordan Westburg. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The Orioles have built much

Baltimore's Rutschman, Rodriguez take flight

Orioles, Royals, Marlins soar in updated prospect rankings
@MavalloneMiLB
August 19, 2021

Birds of a feather apparently do flock together, at least in MLB Pipeline's Top 100 midseason rankings. Led by top overall prospect Adley Rutschman and No. 8 Grayson Rodriguez, the Orioles can claim ownership of the top position and top pitching prospects in the sport. It's only the second time

The Show Before the Show: Episode 301

Henderson shares spring camp stories, thoughts on O's future
March 26, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Road to The Show™: Ryan Mountcastle

Baltimore slugger the first of young core to contribute to rebuild
March 19, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Baltimore Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. With no Minor League season last

Roundup: Giants invite Luciano, Ramos to camp

Padres, Orioles also bringing Top-100 talents to Spring Training
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 12, 2021

Joey Bart made his Major League debut during the shortened 2020 season. This spring, the Giants will take a closer look at their three other Top-100 prospects. No. 16 overall prospect Marco Luciano, No. 82 Heliot Ramos and No. 83 Hunter Bishop all received non-roster invitations to San Francisco's Major

Toolshed: Potential pitcher-catcher pairings

Previewing which batteries could feature together in 2021
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 12, 2021

Pitchers and catchers. With feeling now. Pitchers and catchers. OK, one more time. Pitchers and catchers! Those words will be on the tips of baseball fans' tongues next week when hurlers and backstops report for their first Spring Training workouts in Arizona and Florida between Feb. 17-19. Several of the

Johnson's big personality lit up Minors ballparks

Baseball world mourns COVID-related loss of beloved manager
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 11, 2021

Over the bulk of the last three decades, Ron Johnson had such an overwhelming and sunny presence as a Minor League manager that he could practically change the weather. "He just lit up a room," said Heather McKeating, who was the Triple-A Norfolk Tides' director of community relations for the

Report: Orioles pick up Jones in deal for Cobb

Angels sending No. 7 prospect to Baltimore for starting pitcher
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 1, 2021

A former Top-100 prospect will be part of the Orioles' ongoing rebuild. No. 7 Angels prospect Jahmai Jones is headed to Baltimore as the return for right-hander Alex Cobb, according to a report by The Athletic's Fabian Ardaya and Ken Rosenthal. The O's are also expected to send money to

2021 Prospect Projections: AL East rookies

How Steamer600 views O's, Sox, Yanks, Rays, Jays rookies
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 13, 2021

This is the first in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

State of the System: Baltimore Orioles

Organization boasts Rutschman, robust crop of pitchers
October 26, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. On the surface, the 2020 season was

The Road to The Show™: Grayson Rodriguez

October 7, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Baltimore Orioles right-hander Grayson Rodriguez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Mountcastle keeps on raking for Orioles

No. 99 overall prospect delivers first four-hit game in big leagues
September 10, 2020

Since his promotion to the Majors last month, Ryan Mountcastle has quickly become a force in the middle of the Orioles lineup. On Wednesday, he had his best game yet. One night after ripping two hits, the fifth-ranked O's prospect set a career high with four knocks, driving in one

Kremer dazzles in big league debut for O's

No. 10 prospect allows one hit, strikes out seven over six innings
@RobTnova24
September 6, 2020

Dean Kremer didn't have a lot of time to prepare for his Major League debut on Sunday, but that didn't stop the 24-year-old from making it one of the most memorable debuts in franchise history. The Orioles’ No. 10 prospect allowed one run on one hit while striking out seven

Mountcastle powers O’s on memorable night

No. 100 overall prospect homers in three-hit, three-RBI game
September 5, 2020

The Orioles went into the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Yankees having lost 19 consecutive games to their American League East rivals. Fortunately for Baltimore, a rookie who’s been in the big leagues less than two weeks was able to step up. Ryan Mountcastle went 3-for-3 with a homer