Down On The Farm: A Visit to The Baltimore Orioles Single A Affiliate Frederick Keys

The Frederick Keys are often the place to go to see some of the upcoming young talent that the Baltimore Orioles hopes to see in their lineup in years to come. We recently visited Frederick for a partial, rain make-up doubleheader, and minor league veterans made a splash instead.

In the 9th inning of the first game it looked like the Keys were going down to the visiting Winston-Salem Dash. But Sammie Starr hit a home run, tying the game at three with one out in the bottom of the ninth. It was Starr’s first home run this season. Glynn Davis singled and advanced to second on a balk by Dash pitcher Euclides LeyerBrenden Webb then hit a single scoring Davis for the winning run.

Infielder Starr was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 34th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. He has bounced back and forth between Aberdeen, Frederick, Delmarva and Norfolk. The 25-year-old Canadian is not probably thought of a prospect anymore but still has some life in his bat.

Outfielder Davis came out of CCBC-Catonsville and seems to be stuck at Frederick for some time now due to some injuries. He has potential due to his speed and power. Lets hope he progresses well in 2014.

Outfielder Webb was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 30th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft. Much like Davis, he appears to have hit a wall at Frederick. Webb has had some strikeout issues in the past, but if he continues as he started in 2014, maybe he can move along.

The Keys lost the second game as right handed pitcher Brady Wager was highly inconsistent.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles Carolina League Frederick Keys Minor Leagues

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