Hey IronBirds fans! In the past few weeks we shared where many of our former players will be playing this year. Today we wanted to check in to see how they are doing. We definitely have some former IronBirds that are rising stars in the Orioles system.
Manny Machado – Manny has become a fan favorite of IronBirds fans and Orioles fans. He has been making a ton of progress recently with his rehab. Manny has played a few games down in Extended Spring Training and will join Frederick on Friday. This is great progress and we should expect to see him playing down at Camden Yards in the near future.
Hunter Harvey – Harvey has definitely been a bright spot within the Orioles system. Currently, Harvey is leading the South Atlantic League with 0.86 ERA. He currently has pitched 21 innings and struck out 23 batters while walking 6 others. These are some pretty impressive numbers for a 19 year old.
Delmarva – Delmarva has many member of last year’s IronBirds team who are looking to carry on that same success. Steven Brault and Jimmy Yacabonis have also been had very successful starts. Brault has been one of Delmarva’s better starting pitchers with a record of 2-1 and also recording 23 strikeouts in 23 innings. Yacabonis has currently recorded 5 saves.
Christian Walker – Christian Walker has been tearing it up in Bowie this year. He was on a 10 game hitting streak through Wednesday’s game. Bowie beat Erie 11-1 behind a Grand Slam on Tuesday. That was Walker’s third home run of the season. This is the second year in a row that Walker has been hitting above .300 in April.
Glynn Davis – Davis is also off to a hot start for Frederick. He is currently batting a team high of .414. He is also leading the team with three stolen bases.
Kevin Gausman – Gausman has also had several bright spots so far this season. After battling a blister on his pitching hand, Gausman pitched for a season long five innings. He allowed just four hits through five shutout innings. He has been able to lower his ERA to 3.24 after a recent rough start.
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Until then. ..Go IronBirds!