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Silver Anniversary Team: Full 25-Man Roster

April 9, 2020

Time for one last definitive look at our Shorebirds Silver Anniversary Team. Over the past three months we’ve unveiled each position as voted upon by our panel of experts. Now, on what would have been Opening Day for the 25th season, we’ll be playing manager for the day and setting

Alvarez among week's outstanding hitters

Astros No. 3 prospect went 13-for-22 in strong stretch at Triple-A
May 6, 2019

One of the Minor Leagues' hottest hitters in 2019 went unrewarded for his efforts in April, at least when it came to official awards. That has changed in May. Astros No. 3 prospectYordan Alvarez has been named the Pacific Coast League Offensive Player of the Week after going 13-for-22 (.591)

Toolshed: Prospect projections gone wrong

Steamer underestimated Soto, Acuña, overestimated Brinson
October 5, 2018

Part of the beauty of baseball is its unpredictability, and even when it comes to projection systems, that means sometimes you're right and sometimes you're very wrong.Back in January and February, used FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how some of the game's most prominent prospects were expected to

O's Sisco soars with home run, double

Baltimore's No. 3 prospect raises spring OPS to 1.166 in 16 games
March 23, 2018

If Chance Sisco is going to claim the backup catching job in Baltimore, he's going to do so with his bat. He showed just how qualified he may be with one week to go before Major League Opening Day.The Orioles No. 3 prospect homered, doubled and drove in four runs

Orioles Prospect Primer: Harvey's healthy

Righty ready to stretch out; Hays, Sisco get closer to Camden
March 21, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Back and healthy: Hunter Harvey,

Hays soars to head of Orioles' young class

Outfielder's breakout year highlights strong season for system
October 6, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.The Draft is one of the most important factors in

Orioles bring up catcher Sisco for MLB debut

No. 50 overall prospect hitting .267 with seven homers at Triple-A
September 1, 2017

Chance Sisco is about to get the biggest opportunity of his professional career.The Orioles are calling up their top prospect for his Major League debut as part of September roster expansion, the club announced Friday.

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 18

Yanks' Andujar provides heroics; Rays' Honeywell returns strong
July 19, 2017

Rays RHP Brent Honeywell Jr., Triple-A Durham: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 88 pitches, 54 strikes -- The Rays' No. 2 prospect returned from his MVP performance at the All-Star Futures Game with five scoreless innings in Durham's 5-1 win over Indianapolis. He hasn't allowed a run

Honeywell, U.S. bats take Futures Game

Rays prospect named MVP after fanning four in two innings
July 9, 2017

MIAMI -- A pitcher had never been named MVP in the 18-year history of the All-Star Futures Game. One dominant arm and a deep lineup made it possible on Sunday at Marlins Park.Rays No. 2 prospectBrent Honeywell Jr. struck out four over two scoreless innings, and all nine U.S. starters

Tides' Sisco scores career-high four runs

Top Orioles prospect goes yard, reaches base five times
June 20, 2017

The first two months of the season weren't good to Chance Sisco, but he's shifted into high gear since the calendar flipped to June.The top-ranked Orioles prospect continued that trend Monday when he scored a career-high four runs and belted a solo homer to lead Triple-A Norfolk to a 10-2 win

IL notes: Tides' Sisco gaining confidence

O's top prospect continuing development in first Triple-A season
May 29, 2017

Chance Sisco had a simple goal for 2016: stay healthy.He met that goal and it afforded him the playing and practice time the California native needed to have a breakout season -- not to mention establish himself as the top prospect in the Orioles' farm system.

Sisco reaches four times, notches four RBIs

Top Orioles prospect boosts OBP to .381 with Triple-A Tides
April 20, 2017

So far this year, if Chance Sisco does some damage in one at-bat, he's likely to do more later on.The top Baltimore prospect continued the trend Wednesday, collecting a season-high four RBIs in the Triple-A Norfolk's 9-5 win at Buffalo. He went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, a walk

Tides' Sisco impressive at and behind plate

Orioles top prospect has three hits, scores three runs in shutout
April 15, 2017

A perfect night in the batter's box for Chance Sisco was nice, but he was much happier with how things went behind the plate on Saturday night.Besides guiding four pitchers to a 5-0 blanking of Charlotte, the Orioles' top prospect went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and three runs

Meadows, Happ, Kelly head to Minors

Pirates outfielder, Cubs infielder, Cards catcher will start in Triple-A
March 27, 2017

It was a busy day for reassignments as several of baseball's top prospects were sent to Minor League camp Monday. The Pirates reassigned their No. 2 prospect, Austin Meadows, to the Minors while the Cubs sent 22-year-old Ian Happ to Triple-A Iowa and the Cardinals' Carson Kelly headed to Memphis.Meadows, the

Sisco's blast makes all the difference for O's

Baltimore's top prospect breaks tie in eighth with three-run long ball
March 22, 2017

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Orioles Prospect Primer: Sisco on the rise

Club's top prospect faces high expectations following breakout season
March 20, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining Star: Chance Sisco ,

Farm System Rankings: Overall (30-21)

O'Neill emerges for Mariners; Angels begin rebuilding through Draft
March 13, 2017

With Spring Training underway and the 2017 season almost upon us, has been looking at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranking them according to certain changing criterion with each edition. Our final series of rankings focuses on the overall quality and quantity of top talent in

Toolshed: Sisco next in line for Orioles

No. 99 overall prospect preparing to take over after Wieters' departure
February 24, 2017

The end of a Charm City era came this week, though it had been long assumed to be over. Former No. 1 overall prospect Matt Wieters signed a one-year deal with a player option for 2018 with the Nationals after spending eight Major League seasons with the Orioles, a club

System Rankings: Position players (30-21)

D-backs, Marlins and Royals need to do some restocking of systems
February 21, 2017

With Spring Training under way and the 2017 season almost upon us, will look at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next couple weeks and rank them, according to certain changing criterion with each edition. This opening edition focuses specifically on position-player prospects and considers the

Orioles invite Sisco to big league camp

No. 99 overall prospect made Triple-A debut during breakout 2016
February 7, 2017

Chance Sisco had plenty of helium after a breakout year in 2016. It will carry him to Major League camp to start 2017.The Orioles invited Sisco, currently their second-ranked prospect, and 11 other non-roster players to Major League Spring Training on Tuesday. Baltimore's first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb.

Orioles announce non-roster invites

Former Tides include Sisco, Rodriguez, Pérez, Andino and Dickerson
February 7, 2017

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2017 Prospect Projections: AL East rookies

Yankees will have to wait until spring to rule on Judge/Hicks debate
January 10, 2017

Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 255 pounds, Aaron Judge probably has a tough time fitting into most crowds. This spring, however, the 24-year-old outfielder is hoping to do just that in what could be a crowded Yankees outfield.This is the first in a six-part series using FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look