Down On The Farm: A Visit to The Baltimore Orioles AA Affiliate Bowie Baysox

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The Bowie Baysox is a team that is often loaded with players that may see the Baltimore Orioles lineup very soon. The Double A level often has more prospect players than even at the Triple A level, as teams like Norfolk (the Orioles’ top affiliate) can sometimes be filled with minor league veterans.

I recently visited Bowie to check up on the talent, and the game I attended showcased some of the young hitting talent in the organization.

Glynn Davis is a player I saw earlier at both the Frederick Keys and at the Carolina League / California League All Star Game. For Bowie he went 2-for-4 and provided a  two-RBI double that started a rally that gave them the win over the visiting Altoona Curve. Back on that Frederick article I stated that 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.” He seems to be making good strides and could give the Orioles a good option for the future.

Another player who was at Frederick and is now doing well at Bowie is Mike Yastrzemski. He is hitting .324 and provided an RBI in that same Baysox rally. Not formerly known as a high prospect for the team, Yastrzemski is making himself a valuable prospect for the organization.

Sharlon Schoop is a player who has moved around various minor leagues, especially at the Double A level, and may not normally be one to expect to see make the majors anytime soon. He is that typical minor league veteran I mentioned as filling up Triple A usually. But since his younger brother Jonathan is making himself a name for the big league team, there is always a chance.

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