Delmarva named MiLB Team of Year for 2019

Rodriguez, Fenter helped lift Shorebirds to 90 Sally League wins

Grayson Rodriguez averaged 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings in his first full professional season. (Brian Collett/Delmarva Shorebirds)

By Andrew Battifarano | November 12, 2019 11:00 AM ET

Right-hander Grayson Rodriguez led a dominant Delmarva pitching staff that helped lift the Shorebirds to 90 wins in the South Atlantic League in 2019 and secure the title as MiLB.com's Team of the Year.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Rutschman, Mountcastle soar for Orioles

Baltimore's rebuild features reinforcements from near and far

Adley Rutschman played at three levels of the Orioles system this season after being taken first overall in the Draft. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | October 11, 2019 10:03 AM ET

Help is on the way to the Baltimore Orioles over the next few years, thanks to a crop of Organization All-Stars led by Ryan Mountcastle and Adley Rutschman.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Head of the Class: Double-A

D-backs' Varsho broke out with bat; O's lefty Lowther starred

Daulton Varsho batted .301/.378/.520 with 18 homers and 21 stolen bases in 108 games with Jackson. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | October 2, 2019 10:22 AM ET

D-backs catcher Daulton Varsho crushed Southern League pitching in a breakout season at the plate, while Orioles left-hander Zac Lowther dominated Eastern League hitters.

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Head of the Class: Class A Short Season

Giants' Labour, D-backs' Frias blossomed during the summer

Franklin Labour tallied a 1.030 OPS in 41 Northwest League games. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 25, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Giants No. 20 prospect Franklin Labour and D-backs No. 15 Luis Frias dazzled with the bat and on the rubber, respectively, in Class A Short Season competition in 2019.

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Orioles honor Mountcastle, Rodriguez

Top prospects named Minor League Player, Co-Pitcher of Year

Ryan Mountcastle led the International League with 162 hits and 274 total bases. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Daren Smith | September 21, 2019 9:01 PM ET

The Orioles honored two of their top prospects, naming Ryan Mountcastle the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year and Grayson Rodriguez the Jim Palmer Co-Pitcher of the Year.

Daren Smith is an editor for MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Diaz helps Baysox get even in EL Finals

Fifth-ranked O's prospect knocks RBI triple against Severino

Yusniel Diaz is 9-for-28 with four extra-base hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in six postseason games. (Rudy C. Jones/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 11, 2019 11:18 PM ET

Orioles No. 5 prospect Yusniel Diaz had two hits, including an RBI triple, and scored a run as Bowie beat Trenton, 7-2, to even the best-of-5 Eastern League Championship Series at 1-1.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Eastern League playoff preview

Reading takes on Trenton; Harrisburg looks to end title drought

Top Phillies prospect Alec Bohm and Reading try to fend off league MVP Chris Gittens and Trenton in the first round. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Craig Forde | September 3, 2019 10:36 AM ET

Top Phillies prospect Alec Bohm looks to fend off league MVP Chris Gittens when Reading faces Trenton in the first round, while Harrisburg brings a 20-year title drought into their best-of-5 set with Bowie.

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Feliz's career night paces Baysox attack

Orioles' switch-hitter plates seven with homer, three doubles

Anderson Feliz is batting .304 with three homers and 30 RBIs in 34 games for Bowie. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | August 29, 2019 11:21 PM ET

Baltimore Orioles' switch-hitter Anderson Feliz plated seven runs with a homer, three doubles and a single as Double-A Bowie pounded Reading, 17-2, on Thursday night.

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Rodriguez continues unhittable trend

No. 2 Orioles prospect allows run in six innings for Shorebirds

Grayson Rodriguez has completed six starts this year in which he hasn't allowed more than one hit. (Brian Collett/Delmarva Shorebirds)

By Andrew Battifarano | August 29, 2019 10:13 PM ET

Second-ranked Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez tossed six hitless innings, allowing a run on a walk with seven strikeouts, as Class A Delmarva bested Lakewood, 3-1.

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Toolshed: The origins of Orioles' Rutschman

Revisiting three moments that built the legend of 2019's top pick

Adley Rutschman has played 32 games across three levels in his first professional season with the Orioles. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 28, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Toolshed revisits three of the moments that have helped build 2019 top overall pick Adley Rutschman's already legendary status and could portend of even bigger things for the switch-hitting catcher in the Orioles system.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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