Brian Matusz struggled with his control in the first inning, but managed to get through five more after that. The lefty displayed all four of his pitches (fastball, change, curve, slider) and threw them all effectively Sunday. Inside, find out what Matusz believes he needs to do to take his game to the next level.
Finally, it is time to unveil the Top 50 Prospects in the Orioles organization. ITW will follow up throughout the off-season with individual scouting reports, starting in descending order. You can't get a list this detailed and extensive anywhere else!
November 4, 2007
The Orioles' minor leagues have some star-power at third base in the form of 2006 1st round pick Billy Rowell. They've added a bit of depth at the hot corner in their past two drafts. Find out who ranks where inside.
October 4, 2007
In this Minor League Spring Training report, ITW dishes about Brandon Erbe's latest start, who is impressing at the plate, and why Billy Rowell has only recently been cleared for some live action.
Minor League Spring Training camp finally broke down into some interesting inter-squad scrimmages. In addition, two highly touted arms threw bullpen sessions that drew lots of interest from their teammates.
The Baltimore Orioles' minor league system doesn't have a ton of impact contact hitters, but there are a few prospects who project to hit for high batting averages. Here, ITW ranks the Top Ten Contact Hitters in the organization.
Many of the best power prospects in the Baltimore Orioles' minor league system are a few years away from contributing in the majors. Nevertheless, there are a growing number of players that have a chance to be impact bats.