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Friday, April 19, 2019

Grayson Rodriguez impresses in Delmarva debut, plus other notes

The Orioles 1st round pick in the 2018 draft, RHP Grayson Rodriguez, made his full season debut for the Delmarva Shorebirds last...
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HHP: Luke Q and A Spin

I'll try to tackle the questions to the best of my knowledge. How does faster spin rate seem to affect each pitch specifically? 4S FB drop...
Spin rate

Spin Cycle: Under the radar free agent pitchers

While new GM Mike Elias was with the Astros, they coaxed improvement out of a number of pitchers with high spin rate...

Orioles name Koby Perez as Senior Director, International Scouting

Discussion Here Koby Perez has been named the club’s Senior Director, International Scouting. Perez will oversee all aspects of...

HHP: Luke Siler on the Stanford Swing, Drew Jackson and Why Loft is the...

  The pull happy lift approach is why Drew Jackson started hitting better. He was doing the old Stanford Swing (definition from Baseball Prospectus if you aren’t familiar...
Rule 5 Draft

Luke’s 2018 Rule 5 Draft Preference List

Primer This is a difficult and humbling exercise, even the most thorough Rule 5 Draft analysis can easily fail. I ranked Brad Keller 18th on...
Delmarva Shorebirds

HHP: Frobby and the Prospects

Here are the ceilings of our top guys per OH: Hall 65 Rodriguez 65 Mountcastle 60 Kremer 60 Diaz 60 Hays 55 Hunter 60 Lowther 55 Knight 55 Hanifee 55 That’s 10 players who have a ceiling...
Matthius Dietz

Matthias Dietz – RHP – 2018 #30 Prospect

Matthias Dietz Age: 232018 Level: A/A+2018 StatsCurrent/Future/Ceiling Grades: 20/40/50 What we know: Dietz may be the most frustrating pitcher in the organization outside of Hunter Harvey. When...

Cameron Bishop – LHP – 2018 #29 Prospect

Cameron Bishop Age: 22 2018 Level: A- 2018 Stats Current/Future/Ceiling Grades: 25/40/45 What we know: Left-hander with underwhelming stuff, but above average control. Fastball sits 88-91, but his best pitch...

John Means – LHP – 2018 #28 Prospect

John Means Age: 25 2018 Level: AA/AAA 2018 Stats Current/Future/Ceiling Grades: 40/40/45 What we know: Tall left-hander who can flash major league stuff at times, had a nice summer in...

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