Here’s how the Orioles’ top 10 prospects (as ranked by Baseball America) fared over the past week:
1. Dylan Bundy, RHP, Low-A Delmarva
Skinny: Bundy continued to look only slightly less than superhuman against his overmatched competition, finally giving up his first run as a professional against Charleston on Monday night. Of course, the run was unearned, a product of a wild pitch on strike three and two errors. Bundy struck out eight and walked none, though he pitched just three innings instead of his scheduled four because he reached his pitch limit. Still, he continues to show that he has nothing left to prove against Low-A hitters.
2. Manny Machado, SS, Double-A Bowie
2012 stats: .264 average, .378 on-base percentage, .425 slugging percentage, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs, 9 R, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 24 Ks, 19 BBs, 3 SB, 2 CS
Skinny: Machado swung a hot bat in his past six games, collecting seven hits in 19 at-bats (.368 average), including four doubles — good for a .579 slugging percentage. He also walked four times while striking out three. His OPS over his past 10 games is .921.
3. Jonathan Schoop, IF, Double-A Bowie
2012 stats: .212/.278/.298, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 9 R, 6 doubles, 26 Ks, 8 BBs, 0 SB, 1 CS
Skinny: Schoop played in just four games and recorded only 14 at-bats over the past week. He had five hits, including a 3-for-6 performance with a double and a run in Tuesday’s game at Altoona (which was completed Wednesday).
4. Parker Bridwell, RHP, Low-A Delmarva
2012 stats: 2-1, 4.21 ERA, 26 hits, 7 BBs, 18 Ks, 1 HR allowed in 25 2/3 IP
Skinny: In his only start of the week, Bridwell got hit around a bit, allowing four extra-base hits: two doubles, a triple and his first home run of the season. He gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings but did strike out four while walking none.
5. L.J. Hoes, OF-2B, Double-A Bowie
2012 stats: .303/.403/.412, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 16 R, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 22 Ks, 19 BBs, 9 SB, 3 CS
Skinny: Despite seeing his hitting streak end at 10 games with consecutive 0-for-4 performances, Hoes did some good things at the plate. He went 4-for-4 with a homer, three runs and two RBIs on Friday against Akron and also homered and drove in two runs yesterday at Altoona. Overall, Hoes went 6-for-22 (.273) for the week, walking twice, striking out four times and stealing a base.
6. Nicky Delmonico, 3B-1B, Low-A Delmarva
2012 stats: .269/.372./.404, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs, 14 R, 8 doubles, 25 Ks, 16 BBs, 2 SB, 0 CS
Skinny: Delmonico continued to boost his stat line with eight hits in 25 at-bats (.320), including three doubles, and three walks. He has fared much better on the road this season, posting a .321/.429/.415 line, compared with .216/.310/.392 at home.